Nothing says holidays like this amazing gluten-free Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread! One of our absolute favorites, this family recipe gets ooo's and ahh's from everyone. It has an amazing texture - moist, soft & fluffy, and the best flavor --Not too sweet or tart and a hint of orange.
Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread
Easy recipe, perfect texture and beyond yummy!
New! I’ve added a cooking video to this page so you can see how easy it is to make our favorite holiday Cranberry Bread!
Fall 2020: We’re breaking out the gluten-free Cranberry Bread early this year!
My husband and I loooove this gluten-free Cranberry Orange Quick Bread and we found cranberries in store, so why not? It’s 2020, anything goes!
So we’re going to make this as often as possible between now and the end of the year!
Hope you love it as much we do!
I know we shouldn’t play favorites, but THIS is my all time favorite holiday food tradition… and being from a large Italian family, there are lots of traditions!
In our family, cranberry bread makes its first appearance around Thanksgiving, is enjoyed all December and is a Christmas morning favorite.
Not too sweet or tart and with a hint of orange, this cranberry bread is just so YUMMY!
Plus is has a perfect moist, soft and fluffy texture.
Like I said, I really look forward to this cranberry bread, so it was important to me that it tastes great gluten-free.
This family recipe works so well with gluten-free flour, I really can’t taste the difference
A quick note on gluten-free baking…
Holiday baking has always been a huge tradition in our family.
So when my son was diagnosed with celiac disease in Spring 2010, I panicked because I didn’t want him missing out.
I soon discovered GF Jules All Purpose Flour (Affiliate link) which allowed us to make all of our favorites Gluten-Free and no one knew a difference!
One of the reasons I love GF Jules flour is not only that it works so well but I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Jules personally and I lover her passion for sharing her flour, always improving it and for advocating for the celiac community. So I feel really good about supporting her and her brand!
Back to the cranberry 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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