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Easy Homemade Orange Cranberry Bread with Glaze on White Surface

Orange Cranberry Bread

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Easy cranberry bread recipe with orange glaze, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with fresh cranberries and oranges. Soft, moist but still firm.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas bread, cranberry bread, homemade bread, orange bread
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 255
Author Abeer Rizvi


  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp Orange zest
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Melted
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1 cup Cranberries Fresh, Roughly chopped

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp Orange juice Preferably freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp Orange zest


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together sugar, orange zest, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder until roughly combined.
  • In another mixing bowl, add eggs, butter, buttermilk, orange juice and mix until smooth.
  • Dump this wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!
  • Gently stir in the chopped cranberries until evenly distributed.
  • Spread batter in a greased and floured loaf pan (Dimensions: 9x5).
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean. If the top starts to brown too quickly, you can cover the bread with aluminum foil paper in the final 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool for 30 minutes. It would eventually be warm and not completely cool.
  • While the bread is cooling, mix together powdered sugar, orange juice, orange zest until smooth and creamy.
  • Next, run a knife along the edges of the pan and then, turn it upside down gently to remove it from the pan onto a serving dish or cake dish.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the warm bread.
  • Let the glaze set for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut slices and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg