Cranberry Bread

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Cranberry Bread

This wonderful cranberry bread makes a real breakfast treat! Normally I would try to get away with using less sugar, but the natural tartness of the cranberries means that the surrounding batter needs to be sweet. The contrast between the sweet bread and the tart cranberries is absolutely delightful.

Cranberry Bread
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Yield: 12 slices
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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon light olive oil for pan
  • 2 cups (8 oz) fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup light olive oil (not extra-virgin)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with oil.
  2. Wash and dry the cranberries, and toss them in a bowl with ¼ cup of the flour.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining flour with the baking powder and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add the oil and the sugar and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the milk and vanilla.
  5. Pour the liquid mixture onto the dry mixture and use a spatula to combine. Don't over mix - batter should remain lumpy.
  6. Fold in the cranberries, including any flour remaining in the bowl.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Bake 1 hour, then check the bread by inserting a toothpick in its center. Cranberry bread is ready if the toothpick comes out dry, but at this point it will likely not be fully baked yet, although the edges are beginning to brown. To prevent the edges from burning, cover the bread loosely with foil and continue baking, about 15 more minutes, until the center is fully baked.
  8. Transfer the bread to a wire rack and let cool, in the baking pan, 30 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool about 15 more minutes before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 slice; Calories: 227; Total Fat: 7g; Carbohydrates: 36g; Sugars: 18g; Sodium: 148mg; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 4g

 

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