Cranberry Bread for and Easy Breakfast
Cranberry bread is a delightful alternative to muffins this time of year. It's cranberry season so there is no better time to make this bread. This recipe is a perfect way to use any fresh cranberries you may have left from Thanksgiving. The combination of sweet and tart flavors make this a favorite of mine. The addition of orange and nuts makes the aroma divine while adding a healthy twist. Each slice of this cranberry bread has 228 calories.
|Cranberry Bread for Breakfast|
This cranberry bread recipe is a tradition in my family. This recipe comes to you via my mom who always had a platter of various quick breads ready for us for holiday breakfasts. This is a festive way to keep the family satisfied on mornings when you may be too busy for a big breakfast. Make a loaf or two now and pop them in the freezer for Christmas morning. Yum!
This cranberry bread really is quick to make. I make this entirely by hand, without the assistance of any electric kitchen gadgets. A pastry blender makes the process of cutting in the vegetable shortening a breeze. The technique is simple as well. Just combine the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients all at once and fold in the nuts and berries. One..two...three...let's make it!
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|Cranberry Quick Bread|
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
- 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
- Zest of one orange
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts, walnuts or pistachios
- Raw or sparkling sugar, for topping, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a standard loaf pan. In a medium bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir with a whisk to combine well. Cut is the shortening until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
|A Pastry Blender Works Great|
|The Sugar Makes a Crunchy Topping|
Are you looking for some other morning pastry suggestions?
Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Muffins
Morning Glory Muffins
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