Cranberry Walnut Bread
Cranberries and walnuts are a great combination for this autumn and winter style quick bread. It's nice to make two loaves so you can share or freeze one.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
- 1 1/3 cups whole milk
- 2/3 cup butter melted
- 2/3 cup orange juice about two oranges
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp orange zest
- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 3 cups cranberries fresh, chopped
- 1 cup walnuts chopped
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix together all of the wet ingredients in one bowl.
Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Chop the walnuts and cranberries.
Gently mix the wet ingredients into the larger bowl of dry ingredients. Mix only until the flour is blended in. It's important to not over mix this recipe.
Fold the cranberries and walnuts into the batter. Stop folding as soon as they are well blended.
Butter two 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pans. Pour half the batter into each one. Bake at 350° for 60 to 75 minutes. The bread is done when it doesn't give way under pressure from your finger or a spoon (careful, don't get burned).
Cool for ten minutes in the pans, and then an hour before slicing.