Cranberry Orange Blueberry Almond Bread

Lynn Socko


This recipe is adapted from
I only had enough fresh cranberries to make two loaves and I wanted to make four so I used dried cranberries, one bag had dried blueberries in it and I also added sliced almonds. Their bread is very pretty and has a pop of tarty cranberries, my bread is very flavorful with much more texture So I have combined both dried cranberries (with Blueberries if desired) and fresh cranberries.


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makes TWO 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaves
15 Min
1 Hr 10 Min



  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • zest
    of two large oranges
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    canola or vegetable oil
  • 4
    eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp
  • 12 oz
    bag of dried cranberries and blueberries
  • 1 c
    fresh cranberries
  • 1 c
    sliced almonds

  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp
    orange zest
  • ·
    sliced almonds for garnish

How to Make Cranberry Orange Blueberry Almond Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Spray TWO 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. In a small bowl, combine sugar and orange zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant. Whisk into the flour mixture. Set aside.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, orange juice, and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in the cranberries and blueberries. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 70-75 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. If your loaf starts to get too brown drape a piece of foil over the top to finish baking. I did this during the last 10 minutes of the baking time.
  6. Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack and cool for 15 minutes. Loosen the sides of the bread with a knife. Carefully remove loaf from pan. Let cool completely on wire rack.
  7. The bread on the left is the one by TwoPeasinaPod, the one on the right is my adapted version.
  8. Once the breads cooled I sliced them and places them in large french fries paper containers with wax paper liner and then glazed them. Then I placed in plastic bags with ties and gave them as Christmas gifts.

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About Cranberry Orange Blueberry Almond Bread

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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