Nothing says holidays like this amazing gluten-free Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread! And this is one of our absolute favorite recipes! It has an amazing texture - moist, soft & fluffy, and the best flavor --Not too sweet or tart and a hint of orange.
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Back to the Gluten-free Cranberry Orange Quick Bread..
It is a longtime family recipe that’s super easy and made with just 11 ingredients.
gluten-free all purpose flour (we use GF Jules – affiliate link)
butter or dairy-free butter
chopped walnuts (skip if nut-free)
and of course, cranberries!
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Back to the gluten-free Cranberry Orange Quick Bread…
It comes together quickly!
All you do it mix together the dry ingredients, then cut in the butter.
Then mix together the wet ingredients and pour them on top of the dry ingredients and combine.
The batter will be thick but smooth.
Add in the cranberries and walnuts and spoon into prepared baking pan and bake!
It bakes for a solid hour and your house will smell amazing!
Want a slice?
Hope you love it as much as we do!
Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment if you try.
This Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread is a family favorite! It's moist, not too sweet or tart, has a slight orange flavor and is just SO YUMMY! It's a long time family recipe that adapts beautifully to gluten-free flour. Makes 1 10" loaf pan or 4 mini loaf pans.
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15 thoughts on “Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread”
This is a wonderful recipe!
Hi everyone! Due to a technical glitch, all the previous comments and ratings have disappeared from this page. If you were one of the many who left such nice comments, please feel free to do so again! Happy you are all loving this recipe! Thanks for making and sharing!
This recipe reminds me so much of a recipe that my great aunt used to bake. It was delicious with our Thanksgiving dinner and the leftovers were enjoyed the next day with coffee. Looking forward to baking some loaves to give to neighbors during the holidays.
Aw, this makes me so happy! One of my favorites — happy you love it too! Thank you!
This bread was delicious! So moist and flavorful without being overly sweet. Our family finished it in a matter of hours (oops)! So quick, easy and yum. Thank you Karen!
Thanks Rachel! So happy you enjoyed it so much! It never lasts long around here either!
Used this recipe to make Cranberry Orange Muffins. Added streusel on top. Yummy!!!!
Can I use frozen cranberries for this?
Great question! I have never used frozen cranberries but it should work fine. As with baking with frozen blueberries, thaw, rinse, pat dry and they may “bleed” a little more than fresh cranberries but should taste great. Hope you love it!
Fantastic easy recipe!!!
Thank you for posting delicious GF recipes!!
Best part is everyone enjoys everything I have been baking!!
So happy you loved it! And so happy everyone around you is enjoying our recipes too! Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!
Has anyone made these in the smaller loaf pans? (Approx 6” x 3”) I want to give as gifts. How much should I adjust the timing?
Great question! And great gift idea! I haven’t made in smaller pans but it should work fine! I would check at 25 minutes. If the top isn’t golden, keep baking uncovered. If the top is golden but a toothpick doesn’t come out of the center clean, then cover loosely with foil and bake another 5-10 minutes until center done. Let me know how that works! Enjoy!
This bread is excellent! Very flavorful. I will definitely make it again.
So happy you love it too! Thank you!