Friday, December 13, 2013

Cranberry-Orange Bread

This is a lovely bread scented with orange and dotted with cranberries and pecans.

  • 1 cup olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar (I use brown sugar but granulated would work)
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup orange juice concentrate
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups flour (I use whole wheat flour but white flour would work too)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat first six ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat for one minute. Mix in the pecans and cranberries. Pour into two buttered bread pans. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Enjoy!