Orange Glazed Cranberry Bread Recipe

If you need a quick and easy breakfast option around the holidays, this Orange Glazed Cranberry Bread Recipe is the solution!  This moist quick bread is bursting with tart cranberry flavor and the orange glaze adds the perfect blend of sweet citrus.

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I absolutely love making quick breads.  The flavors and ingredients can easily be changed to fit my needs.  I use this basic quick bread recipe and switch out the type of dried fruit depending on my mood.  Nuts can be added and the glaze can be made in a variety of different flavors.

Wrap up some loaves of this Orange Glazed Cranberry Bread for holiday gifts.  Or enjoy it as a breakfast treat with the family.

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I had the opportunity to use Baking PAM Spray.  Not only does PAM Cooking Spray now leave up to 99% less residue buildup, but it ensures that your quick bread will slip right out of the loaf pan looking perfect.  It’s a total bummer when you make homemade cake or bread only to have it stick to the pan, especially when you have hungry family members expecting a holiday treat.  No need to worry about the ‘stick’ factor as long as you spray the pan with a generous coating of PAM!  And that means you’ll be spending less time scrubbing sticky dishes too!

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Another awesome way to use PAM Cooking Spray is to spray the measuring cup before filling it with honey.  Then the honey slides right out of the measuring cup without a hassle.  I use that trick a lot!

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Back to this perfect loaf of Cranberry Bread.  It is ready to be GLAZED! 

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Orange Glazed Cranberry Bread
Author: WonkyWonderful
Cranberry Bread
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tb Butter
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Cups AP Flour
  • PAM Cooking Spray
Orange Glaze
  • 2/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • Tb Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Orange Zest - to taste optional
  1. Cranberry Bread
  2. Preheat oven to 350°
  3. Generously spray a large loaf pan (9x5x3) with PAM Baking Spray (or Original PAM).
  4. Finely chop dried cranberries in a food processor.
  5. Combine chopped cranberries, baking soda, butter and boiling water. Set aside.
  6. In a large bowl - beat egg, salt and honey for about 10 seconds. (Spray measuring cup with PAM cooking spray before measuring the honey to prevent a sticky situation)
  7. In a separate bowl - sift the flour and baking powder.
  8. While mixing - add the cranberry liquid to the egg and honey mixture. Mix until fully incorporated.
  9. Slowly add the dry ingredients and stir until no dry clumps remain. Do not over mix.
  10. Transfer batter to the greased loaf pan. Run the tip of your spatula lengthwise down the middle of the batter to create the crack at the top of the bread.
  11. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and removed clean.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5-10 minutes.
  13. Using a potholder or towel - gently flip the loaf pan upside down and catch the cranberry bread with the other hand.
  14. Cool on a wire rack for at least 15-20 minutes.
  15. While the bread is cooling prepare the glaze.
Orange Glaze
  1. Stir the powdered sugar, orange juice and zest together with a fork.
  2. Drizzle glaze over the top of the cranberry bread.
  3. Allow glaze to set for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Slice and serve OR package and give as gifts!
Recipe Notes
Here is an interesting add in: Crush dried thyme into a powder and add about 1/4 tsp to the glaze. It adds a slightly savory element. Taste test on a small portion before adding thyme to the entire batch of glaze.


I adapted this recipe from the Maple Date Nut Bread recipe in Eet Smakelijk.

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This Cranberry Bread Recipe is one of my holiday favorites.  Add the Orange Glaze for breakfast perfection!  I hope you and your loved ones enjoy this tasty quick bread as much as my family. 

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  1. My all time favorite food is Ice-cream. Love it!

  2. Kathie Craig says:

    Chocolate chip or pumpkin cheesecake.

  3. Auntiepatch says:

    My absolute favorite food is LOBSTER! Grilled, baked, broiled, I love it!

  4. Margot C says:

    My absolute favorite food? Oh that is hard! I’m going to have to say a baguette with some Saint-André cheese (sinful, I know).

  5. Becca H says:

    Pizza – I’m still a kid at heart.

  6. Sally Sullivan says:

    Crab legs!! Most definitely crab legs.

  7. Kenyetta says:

    pecan pie!

  8. PAM works great!! And that orange glaze sounds sooo amazing!!

  9. Pie!

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  10. Heather Scroggins says:

    I absolutely love a good chocolate brownie!

  11. Chocolate is my favorite food, of course!

  12. Wow, that is a hard question. Maybe mashed potatoes and gravy!

  13. Yum! The thyme is a very interesting add, I like the idea. Cooking sprays are an essential round here!

  14. natalie parvis says:

    Maryland Blue Crabs…. No competition!

  15. Kassie H says:

    I really like French toast!

  16. Erika b says:

    Sounds yummy! I love Italian foods especially eggplant parm.

  17. Kymberly Pray says:

    Bread in every variety may be one of the stronger urges I have each day. Hawaiian sweetbread rolls, toast dripping with butter, soft pretzels, big chunks of warm fresh baked bread, corn bread … you get the idea. 🙂

  18. Danielle Porter says:

    Loveeeeeeee Coffee cake! That or candied yams……the absolute best!!!!

  19. Avocados. I’ll take them any way they come!

  20. Pizza
    thanks for the giveaway

  21. Natalie yeoman says:

    Mine is Mac and cheese

  22. Kelly D says:

    My favorite food is eggplant parmesan.

  23. Casandra says:

    Oh gosh, thats ahard one. I think my fav is my grandmas Mac and Cheese. Way too tasty!

  24. Darlene Carbajal says:

    My favorite food are cheeseburgers. 🙂

  25. Sarah Marshall says:

    My favorite food is cream cheese!

  26. Robin Wilson says:


    Thank you for the chance!

  27. Sara Sullivan says:

    Macaroni and cheese!

  28. Amy Honious says:

    I would have to say that my absolute favorite food is fried chicken! That is what the kids ask for when they come back home, too 🙂 Thanks for such a grand giveaway!

  29. Amanda Rauch says:

    My absolute favorite food is blueberries!! I can eat them anytime!!

  30. D SCHMIDT says:

    I adore cherry bakewells.

  31. I found my all-time favorite food this past weekend! A burger from BGR at the Baltimore airport!! To. Die. For.

  32. My favor food, that is so hard to answer as I am a foodie and love all kinds of food. I guess I would have to say shrimp! It’s what I order most times when we go out to eat!

  33. Fave food: Strawberry cheesecake!

  34. LeAnn V says:

    I’m an ice-cream junkie!! Love it all year long and any flavor it comes in.

  35. I like steak

  36. Natalie Vandenberghe says:

    I don’t think there a way in the world I could name just one favorite food! I love:
    fresh strawberry o’cheese pie & Peanut Butter Dream, frozen yogurt
    fruit salad, broccoli salad
    my Dad’s Spanish Sauce
    Beef Bulgogi, Chicken Pad Thai & Pad Se Ew with Pork
    homemade bread (including quick breads), muffins, scones, cookies and brownies
    See’s candy
    (to name a few!)
    Your recipe sounds delicious–thanks for sharing.

  37. Pam Gurganus says:

    My absolute favorite food is cheese!

  38. latanya says:

    boneless fried chicken

  39. Harmony B says:

    Love chicken marsala, but I don’t have it very often

  40. Victoria says:

    My absolute food? I would have to go with Shepherds Pie. It’s the ultimate comfort food.

  41. Hands down, it would have to be my mom’s fried chicken. No one makes it as good as she does.

  42. My grandmother’s chicken pot pie. It’s so simple, but that flaky piecrust and perfectly spiced chicken and veggies makes for the greatest comfort food.

  43. Sarah Cook says:

    Cold, leftover pie. I could eat it for any meal!

  44. Kristen says:

    I love Cherry Cheese Pie!

  45. Ashley B. says:

    My favorite food would have to be pork enchiladas right now. We used smoked pulled pork and homemade enchilada sauce. So yummy and creamy!

  46. Annette says:

    My favorite food is Beef Wellington.

  47. My favorite food is grilled rope sausage. Eat it plain, on a bun or tortilla, you can’t ruin it.

  48. Cálaeb Temple says:

    i love braised short ribs.

  49. ellen casper says:

    Chicken fajitas

  50. Well…I’d be leaving a comment on this post even without the giveaway! This looks amazing Nicole!! PINNED! And my favorite food is ice cream…

  51. Nataly Carbonell says:

    Shrimp scampi!

  52. fresh summer peaches

  53. Daraya says:

    I love baked mac n’ cheese! 🙂

  54. Butterscotch Pie

  55. Kathryn Mcneal says:

    I love cheesecake.

  56. My absolute favorite food, no lie, is cranberries. A few years ago I would have said potatoes, but I had a serious kidney scare and cranberries are a super food for the kidneys. I make sure to eat cranberries and drink cranberry juice every single day.

  57. laurie says:

    I love hamburgers

  58. Artemis says:

    That recipe looks great, I love this flavour combination!

    However, I *much* prefer parchment paper over PAM. The stuff is great: less concern about potentially harmful chemicals/synthetics, and a wide variety of uses. Not only can you line baking pans with parchment paper, but you can also employ it in bread baking (specifically the overnight, yeasted no-knead variations), and when making your own pizza on a baking stone. Simply assemble your pizza on the paper, and lift the entire thing by the edges of the paper onto the stone. No need for a slider and no worry about sauce and goo running onto the stone.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Artemis! I have never had much luck using parchment paper. Not sure what I am doing wrong but everything tends to burn. I’m glad it’s working for you though 😀

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