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Moist Orange Cranberry Bread

Moist Orange Cranberry Bread is made with fresh cranberries and fresh orange juice, and is the perfect recipe for fall. It’s so easy to make and is perfect for a snack or breakfast.

If you liked this easy bread recipe, be sure to also try my delicious Blood Orange Poppy Seed Bread!

Moist Orange Cranberry Bread

Fall has finally hit Texas!!! Well, at least for a week! But I’ll take what I can get.

This past weekend we had a “Lumber Jack” party for my nephew who turned one and when I woke up it was 65 degrees outside! (insert big wow face emoji)

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I got to wear jeans and a flannel shirt. It was glorious! After the party we headed back to the house and stopped at a fall festival at one of the churches in our area. Cason got to go to a petting zoo, play in the jump houses, and then we went through the huge pumpkin patch to take photos.

A MUST this time of year.

Kids and Pumpkin photos are just too cute to resist! So I didn’t. I snapped away as he was running around picking up pumpkins (and dropping them … shhh) and weaving in and out of the aisles. It was amazing … LOVE me some family time!!

Moist Orange Cranberry Bread Recipe

This Orange Cranberry Bread Recipe Is Perfect For Fall

By the end of the day, mommy, daddy, and Cason were all exhausted! But definitely a good exhausted.

Since it felt like a glorious fall weekend I needed to make something that made the house smell like fall.

And this Cranberry Orange Bread did just the trick! I am kinda obsessed with this combination in the fall. Well, this .. and anything with Pumpkin or Apples. Yummy! I think those have to be staple flavors in the fall. Don’t you!?

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Fresh Ingredients Keep This Orange Cranberry Bread Moist

This bread recipe was slightly tweaked from my Cranberry Orange Muffins, that went crazy on Pinterest a couple years ago! So I know it’s a goodie! We make it almost every fall, and it’s gone in like a day!

This Orange Cranberry Bread is crusty on the outside and super moist on the inside! If you don’t have coconut oil you can easily substitute it for canola oil. But the fresh orange juice is a must! It adds sweetness to the bread and adds to the moistness! Also be sure to use fresh cranberries or frozen … NOT dried!

We’ve been known to have this for breakfast, a mid-day snack or even dessert!

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How Long Does Orange Cranberry Bread Take To Make?

So if you’re looking for a taste of the fall then this recipe it is! All that’s required for this bread are 10 ingredients, 30 minutes, and a hungry belly!

Do you think you can manage that?

I think so! So what are you waiting for! Deliciousness awaits you!

Bon Appetit sweet friends!

Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

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Cranberry Orange Bread

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


This Moist Orange Cranberry Bread recipe is perfect for fall. It’s so easy to make using fresh orange juice and cranberries, and is great for a snack or breakfast.


  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 egg


    1. Grease a 8×4 loaf pan. Set aside.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cranberries, and orange zest. Gently stir.
  3. In a medium bowl, add coconut oil, fresh orange juice, and an egg.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  5. Stir to combine everything together.
  6. Scrap the batter into prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 177
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 164 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 16 mg

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29 comments on “Moist Orange Cranberry Bread”

  1. Any suggestions on how to adjust this for altitude? I’m new to cooking/baking and I’ve read there are many things to try to adjust a recipe for altitude, I just don’t want to make 15 failed breads to find the right one 🙁 Cranberries are hard to come by in the off season. The ends of the first one I made were delicious but the middle was soft/spongy, like a bread pudding. The second one I made I increased the flour, increased the baking temp and dropped the baking time. That time the middle was like soup. Any suggestions are appreciated.

    1. Hey Patricia, I don’t do a ton of baking. But you could try a few of these altitude baking tricks.
      Reduce baking powder: for each teaspoon decrease 1/8 teaspoon.
      Reduce sugar: for each cup, decrease 0 to 1 tablespoon.
      Increase liquid: for each cup, add 1 to 2 tablespoons.
      Hope that helps! Happy Baking!

    1. I’m not sure. If I’m honest I’ve never baked with oat flour before, but if you try definitely let me know how it turns out.

  2. I used this recipe to make bread — very delicious and bursting with flavor!! I added an extra handful of cranberries and also added about a half cup of walnuts. I used olive oil and the recipe came out just fine.

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    Cookin Canuck

    Lumberjack party – what a cute idea! It sounds as though the kids had a ball. This bread needs to land on my brunch table this weekend.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    That is beautiful! I love the whole cranberries bursting out. Totally making this for Christmas morning!

      1. I have this is the oven…..I followed the recipe, but I think you made a mistake on loaf pan size. No biggie there, but there was no ‘pouring’ the finished batter. It was more like cookie dough?

        1. hmmm… loaf pan size is normally 8×4 so I don’t think I made a mistake there but I did change the “pour” to scrape. It is a thicker batter but definitely still moist!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Orange and cranberry is one of my VERY favorite combinations – especially in bread! This looks absolutely delicious and gorgeous to boot!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    What a beautiful loaf! I love the orange-cranberry combo and also the coconut oil, my favorite oil for baking!

    1. Mine too! It adds so much moistness and I love how sometimes you can taste a hint of coconut. 🙂 Thank you Kimberly!

  7. I just made banana cranberry bread, but I’ll have to try this one with my leftover cranberries! Sounds amazing!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia

    This bread looks absolutely perfect! I am always looking for new ways to use up fresh cranberries!