Cranberry Bread


My family doesn’t have a ton of recipes that we classify as Christmas traditions, but cranberry bread always seems to be one of the few things available to snack on during Christmas morning. So every December, I start craving it. It’s actually vvv convenient because I never use all the cranberries I buy for the relish I make for Thanksgiving, and this is an ideal way to use ’em up! Plus it’s easy to gift to neighbors, coworkers, and delivery folks alike.





Cranberry Bread


1 cup fresh cranberries

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup sugar

1 egg, beaten

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 cup orange juice

1 cup chopped walnuts


preheat oven to 350 F.

wash and drain the cranberries, then set aside.

set some water to boil in either a tea kettle or a saucepan. 

mix the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar together in a large bowl. make a well in the center and add the beaten egg. mix everything together again. 

in a measuring cup, add the vegetable oil. then, add enough orange juice to make 1/2 a cup. finally, add enough boiling water to make 3/4 cup.

add the 3/4 cup liquid to the flour mixture and combine thoroughly. finally, add the cranberries and nuts and stir till everything is nicely distributed.

bake in a greased loaf pan for 1 hour. let cool slightly, remove from pan, and slice. 



I cannot believe the big day is only 6 days away! If you celebrate you’re probably swamped with preparations, but I vote you take the 20 minutes to make this (not including baking time). Like I said, this is perfect for gifting to your local delivery guy/gal (as long as they aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients) as a way to show your appreciation for them delivering all your prime packages on time! They’re the real Santa Clauses, ya feel? Except not really because I know he’s real. Anyone who says otherwise smells like beef and sits on a throne of lies. #namethatmovie

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