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Cranberry Quick Bread

This Cranberry Quick Bread is incredibly moist bursting with cranberries and citrus flavor! This Cranberry Bread is quick to prepare and a delicious holiday breakfast or brunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Bread, cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, quick bread
Servings: 10
Calories: 179kcal


  • 1 ½ cups cranberries fresh or frozen, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoon butter unsalted and melted


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F. Spray a 8.5 x 4.5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle a teaspoon of flour over the cranberries and mix; set aside. This will prevent the cranberries from sinking to the bottom of the bread. If using frozen cranberries, no need to thaw them out.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt together.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, eggs, orange juice, orange zest and melted butter. Stir into dry ingredients, do not over mix.
  • Fold in the prepared cranberries then pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake the bread for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. To test if the bread is done, insert a toothpick into the center of the bread and if it comes out clean, the bread is done, otherwise continue baking. Allow the bread to cool completely in the pan.
  • Slice and serve.



  1. How to store it: Once the bread has cooled completely wrap it in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. It will stay fresh at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also refrigerate it for up to 6 days.
  2. How to freeze it: Wrap the cooled bread tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, then place it in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  3. How to reheat it: If you froze the cranberry bread, thaw it out at room temperature for about an hour, unwrap it then transfer it to a baking sheet or loaf pan and bake for about 5 to 10 min at 350 F degrees or until heated through.
  4. Nutrition: Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.2mg