Cranberry Nut bread recipe#Holiday breakfast recipes#bread#Christmas cake recipes








Very low fat,super soft and extra crunchy with rich fresh Cranberries and chopped nuts.Freshly baked bread is a good recipe for holiday break fast with a cup of warm milk/tea or coffee.Cranberry bread is a traditional holiday recipes in America.
I love baking breads with different seasonal fruits and this time i have tried with holiday cranberries.They are rich red colored berries used with Thanksgiving Turkey as a sauce.While  baking,orange juice and orange zest is used along with cranberries in order to reduce its tart taste.Try out this nutty fruity bread for your upcoming holiday break fast.

Author: Riya
Prep Time :30 minutes
Baking time :45- 60 minutes
Serves :10

Ingredients needed

  1. Fresh cranberries,sliced in halves - 2 cups
  2. All purpose flour - 2 cups
  3. Sugar - 1 cup
  4. Baking powder - 1.5 Tsp
  5. Baking soda - 1/2 Tsp
  6. Salt - 1 Tsp
  7. Pure Vanilla extract - 1 Tsp
  8. Cinnamon powder - 1/2 Tsp
  9. Vegetable oil - 2 Tbsp
  10. Grated Orange zest - 2 Tb sp
  11. Orange juice - 1/2 cup
  12. Egg,beaten - 1
  13. Chopped nuts(almonds,walnuts,pistachios,cashews) - 1/2 cup
Method

  • Preheat oven to 550 deg F.
  • In a large bowl,combine the flour,baking powder,baking soda,cinnamon and salt.(sift this)
  • In another large bowl, beat 1 egg.Add /2 cup sugar and blend and then add remaining 1/2 cup.Beat until well blended.
  • Add Vanilla extract,orange juice,Vegetable oil and orange zest to the egg sugar mixture.Blend all together using a hand mixer or whisk.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture(1/4 cup at a time).and fold gently and lightly.Repeat this step until a good batter forms.(Keep some flour mix for dusting nuts and berries).
  • Finally add dusted cranberries and nuts to the batter.
  • Pour into 1 large or 2 small greased loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 deg F for 45- 60 minutes(depends upon your oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and dry.
  • Cool this bread in the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack for complete cooling.
  • Enjoy your freshly baked bread with your family.

Pictures:


1)Wet and dry ingredients 
2)chopped nuts
3)Cranberries halved
4)Dusted berries and nuts


                                                  Freshly baked bread
Notes:

  • You can add milk instead of orange juice,at that time add 1.5 cups sugar.
  • Can use whole wheat flour instead of white flour.At that time,add brown sugar for dark brown loaf.

Happy Holidays friends

Kottayam Kitchen





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