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Guest Bloggers Katrina and Isabella make Cranberry Orange Loaf

Remem­ber my friend Kat­rina? She's answered some ques­tions I had about picky eaters (from her per­spec­tive as a dietit­ian and as a Mum), given me a great car­rot and chick pea stew I just made again ear­lier this week and now she and one of her girls Isabella are back with what looks like another win­ner: cran­berry orange loaf. It looks amazing. I told Kat­rina the only thing that both­ered me was that her house looks very tidy and the last thing I need is a reminder that mine is not.… but I'll for­give her because this looks so good. Over to you, Kat!

I was very excited to see fresh cran­ber­ries at the gro­cery store the other day.  While not a big fan of cran­berry sauce, I love to put them in bak­ing, like muffins, added to apple crisp and this recipe called cran­berry orange loaf.  This is very sim­il­iar to a recipe my grandma used to make.  Plus Isabella loves it!  When I told her we were going to make it she said, "Oh yay!  I love that stuff!"

In a nut shell, cran­ber­ries are full of antiox­i­dants, which pro­tect cells from dam­age by unsta­ble mol­e­cules called free rad­i­cals. So they are healthy and tasty.

Cran­berry Orange Loaf

1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tea­spoon bak­ing pow­der
1/2 tea­spoon salt
1 table­sp­pon orange zest (zest from 1 large orange)
1/4 cup but­ter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tea­spoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped wal­nuts or pecans (optional)


Pre­heat oven to 375 degrees

Stir dry ingre­di­ents and orange zest.

Cream but­ter with sugar.  Add in egg, vanilla and orange juice.

Add dry ingre­di­ents to the wet and stir. Stir in whole cran­ber­ries and nuts.

Pour into a pre­pared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

Bake for 1 hour oven in a loaf pan. Let stand for 10 min­utes before remov­ing from pan.




  1. Melissa says:

    We novice bak­ers require more detail. How much cran­berry do you use? I'm guess­ing at least 1 cup but is that too much/too lit­tle?
    What is the size of pan and is it greased and floured or just greased?

  2. Laura Keogh says:

    Hi Melissa. Sorry for the delay. I'll check with Natalee for you. Stay tuned…

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