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Loaf of sweet bread on a piece of parchment paper. A few slices have been cut from the loaf.

Cranberry Orange Bread with Glaze

This cranberry orange bread with glaze is a tender loaf. It's loaded with cranberries and has the perfect balance of sweet and tangy in every bite. It is topped with a sweet orange glaze that sets it over the top!
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 385kcal
Author Nina


Cranberry Orange Bread

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour + ½ tablespoon more for dusting the cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ cup whole milk room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups cranberries fresh or frozen

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons orange juice


Cranberry Orange Bread

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and dust it with flour. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together for 2-3 minutes. Add eggs and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl when needed.
  • Mix in orange zest and juice, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix in dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Toss cranberries wit ½ tablespoon flour. Reserve about 10 cranberries and fold in the rest into the batter. Spread into the prepared loaf pan and dot the top with the reserved cranberries.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. If it is browning too quickly, tent the bread with aluminum foil. Let it cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to release the bread, and then turn it out of it's pan. Let in cool completely on a wire rack before adding the glaze.

Orange Glaze

  • In a small bowl, stir icing sugar and orange juice together until it is drizzling consistency. Add more icing sugar if it is too thin, or more orange juice to thin it out.
  • Drizzle, or spread it on the cooled bread. This bread will keep at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 467IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg