Cranberry Orange Bread with a Simple Glaze is a delightful treat, perfect for breakfast or as a sweet snack. Here’s a recipe for you to try: Ingredients: For the Cranberry Orange Bread: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped Zest of one orange 3/4 cup fresh orange juice 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the Simple Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
Prepare the Bread Batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine the chopped cranberries, orange zest, orange juice, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Do not overmix. Bake the Bread: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Prepare the Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, fresh orange juice, and vanilla extract until smooth. Glaze the Bread: Once the bread has cooled, drizzle the glaze over the top. You can do this with a spoon or by using a piping bag.
Slice and Serve: Allow the glaze to set for a few minutes before slicing the bread. This bread is delicious served at room temperature or slightly warmed. Optional Garnish: If desired, you can garnish the glazed bread with additional orange zest or chopped cranberries. Enjoy your homemade Cranberry Orange Bread with Simple Glaze!