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Cranberry Orange Sweet Bread recipe
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3.96 from 25 votes

Cranberry Orange Sweet Bread

This delicious cranberry orange sweet bread recipe is so easy to make and perfect for parties or gifting! It's tender and sweet and loaded with cranberries!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked goods, bread, desserts
Servings: 1 Slice
Calories: 170kcal


for the bread:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest of one medium orange
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries sliced in half
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

for the glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest of one medium orange


  • Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a bread pan with cooking spray, then line with parchment, overlapping the pan on two sides.
  • Add the sugar and orange zest to a large bowl. Rub the zest into the sugar using your fingers, until fragrant. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Toss the cranberries with the flour mixture to coat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil, vanilla, eggs and orange juice. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 60-75 minutes, or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool 10-15 minutes.
  • To make the glaze, whisk all glaze ingredients together. Drizzle over the slightly warm bread, and allow to cool before serving.


Calories: 170kcal