This cranberry orange loaf is so moist and delicious! The orange flavour is wonderful and reminds me of spring.
With Easter here and Spring just around the corner, this is the prefect loaf to help you celebrate saying good bye to winter once and for all! This loaf is simply bursting with flavour, the sweet cranberries and tangy orange are such a great combination. Serve this loaf for Easter brunch or a Spring party, or just because it is so good. 🙂
Cream the orange zest, sugar, and butter for 3 to 5 minutes until it is light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time and incorporate completely after each addition.
Add the yogurt and re-hydrated dried cranberries. Stir to combine. It is important to re-hydrate the dried cranberries as there is not a lot of additional moisture in the loaf. If you add them without first soaking them they will draw out the moisture from the loaf and it will be drier then you want it to be.
In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder.
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry to combine. Don’t over stir. Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan.
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes (or longer depending on your oven). With loaves it is important to know your oven. I like to start with a shorter length of time and then add accordingly. My oven isn’t as hot as my sisters, for this recipe my loaf needed 50 minutes, if Valerie makes this she may not need that long.
There is an orange glaze that can be poured over top of the loaf. It is sweet so if you want a less sweet/sugary option the loaf is perfect on its own. If you are looking for a more dessert type loaf go for the glaze!!
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 1/4 cup dried cranberries, re-hydrated in boiling water in a bowl for about 10 minutes
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 2 tbsp milk
- Cream the orange zest, sugar, and butter for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add the eggs one at a time and incorporate completely after each addition.
- Add the yogurt and re-hydrated craisins. Stir.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder.
- Fold the wet ingredients into the dry to combine. Don't over stir.
- Grease and flour a loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes (or shorter/longer depending on your oven).
- Whisk the icing sugar, orange zest and milk in a bowl.