Cranberry nut bread could be a holiday favorite

Use either fresh or dried cranberries

Published On: Dec 10 2012 08:52:23 AM EST
Detroit -

Cranberries aren't just a side dish.  Try this recipe for cranberry nut bread from Tina Miller, Meijer Healthy Living Advisor.

Makes 1 standard loaf or 3 mini-loaves
Ingredients:
2 cups Meijer white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Meijer granulated sugar
1/4 cup Meijer brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped fresh cranberries (1/2 to 2/3 cup dried cranberries may be substituted for fresh berries)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 egg
3 Tbsp. Meijer canola or vegetable oil
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. Combine the flour, sugars, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the cranberries and walnuts, and stir to coat with flour. Mix together the egg, oil, orange juice, and orange zest. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture, and stir until just blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack, and cool completely.