Budget Recipes: Cranberry Walnut Orange Bread

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Cranberry Walnut Orange Bread

I love coming up with new budget recipes! I had some extra oranges, and I had really wanted to try to make orange bread. I decided to modify an Irish soda bread recipe that I came up with a couple of years ago and try to make some orange bread. This was SO good! It was moist and sweet and just delicious! This can easily be modified to make orange muffins.

Orange Cranberry Walnut Bread
Recipe Type: Bread
Author: Rene @Budget Saving Mom
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 8
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter, white and brown sugar together with a mixer.
  3. Add the eggs and beat in one at a time.
  4. Add the milk, orange juice, vanilla and orange zest.
  5. Mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda together.
  6. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
  7. Stir in the cranberries and walnuts.
  8. Pour into greased loaf pans and cook 30-35 minutes.


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  1. YUMMY! love cranberry nut bread! Will have to try this!

  2. Some great flavors there. Sounds so tasty, Rene.
    Thank you for helping me out. Glad to see you participating in my linky party at Joy of Desserts.

  3. amy says:

    Ooh, this sounds delicious! Yummm! I’d love it if you’d link up to my Fall Snack Challenge, going on now!


  4. Trisha says:

    very nice indeed, thx for linking up at Tea Party Tuesday! http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/09/nutty-ham-and-cheese-acorn-tea.html

  5. BeColorful says:

    How DO you think of this stuff? This sounds really good. I never would have thought to do orange bread. Although, I would probably convert this to the muffins like you suggested.
    Thanks again for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  6. Jolene says:

    Looks very yummy! I will have to try this one.

  7. That looks scrumptious. Perfect for fall weather. Delcious! Come over and visit us. We have a terrific apple sausage casserole to share.

  8. Julia says:

    I have some orange juice that is begging to be made into bread. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. I love cranberries and oranges. I am going to make some cranberry orange muffins tonight. This sounds wonderful. I have a nut allergy in my home, so I subsitute sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds for the nuts.

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  11. Yum. Cranberry, orange & walnut sounds like a great combination of flavours :-)

  12. Amy says:

    I love the cranberry orange flavor combination, so I just might have to give this a whirl!

  13. Yummy! That looks delicious!

  14. Terri says:

    Wow! It sounds delicious!

  15. My husband’s aunt make a version of this and it’s always a hit! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed next week!

  16. Kim McCallie says:

    Perfect for fall snacking. Looks great! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  17. This looks super tasty! Thank you for sharing at Simply Creations Link Party!

  18. HaleyLeann says:

    So yummy! The combo of flavors sounds great! Thanks so much for linking up on Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try!

  19. Miz Helen says:

    I just love the Cranberry and Orange combination, this looks like a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  20. Oh yum! The orange and the cranberry together sound so good! Thanks for partying at Fancy This Fridays!!!

  21. mindie says:

    This sounds perfect for fall. Thank you for sharing at Bacon Time.

  22. Love the combination of the cranberry, orange and walnuts!

  23. Nikki says:

    That sounds like a delicious mix of flavors!

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