Nov 12, 2013

Mother's Cranberry Bread

This recipe has been in Mother's recipe box for as long as I can remember.  Mother bakes this bread every Thanksgiving holiday.  It's the best cranberry bread, ever.  Not being home for Thanksgiving so much anymore, I bake it myself, only I add mini dark chocolate chips to the recipe.

Mother's Cranberry Bread
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes
Makes 1 loaf.

2 cups sifted flour
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup sugar
3 T. melted butter
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 T. hot water
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries halved
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 T grated orange rind
*optional - 3/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt into a large bowl.
2. Beat egg lightly in a small bowl; stir in orange rind
and juice, butter and hot water. add to dry ingredients; mix thoroughly.
Fold in cranberries,nuts, 
and chips. Turn batter into a well-greased 9x5x3-inch pan.
3. Bake 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pan; cool on wire rack.


  1. Hi I'm loving this yummy bake I will be making it soon! Hi thanks for coming to visit my blog over at jollyjillys. . My son did my header for me glad you liked it as its sooooo me lol

  2. Oh my gosh that Grandmothers Cranberry Bread looks and sounds so very good. I can't wait to make it.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. oh my goodness, this is divine! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. ♥

  4. Thanks for the comment you left on my What I Love About Fall post! This recipe looks amazing! I don't think I've ever had bread with cranberries in it but why not!

  5. We LOVE cranberry bread, I am going to have to try this yummy recipe!! xo

  6. Hi Connie! This is lovely yummy post. Thanks for sharing. My apologies for the reply and I do appreciate your visit on my blog ( I am following you back, you have loads of lovely post to catch-up.


  7. hi connie, that looks delish! thanks for sharing♥
    thanks for stopping by at my blog and for the follow, followed you back on g+...

  8. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Show Off Fridays and I hope to see you again this Friday!

    Jenn @

  9. Pretty sure everything is better with some mini chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  10. Sounds great! I love that it has orange juice in it, really gives it a whole other layer of flavor!