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Cranberry Nut Bread

Wonderful for the holiday season!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Cranberry Nut Bread
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1 stick or 8 tablespoons melted
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup nuts chopped (walnuts or pecans)


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Optional


  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugars, orange zest, baking powder, salt and baking soda.  Add the melted butter, sour cream, buttermilk, orange juice, vanilla extract and eggs mixing well with a spoon. Fold in the cranberries and nuts.  Spray two 8 x 5 loaf pans with cooking spray or one 9 x 5 and bake in preheated 350 degree oven 40 to 45 minutes. (I like to make two smaller loaves because I give one of them away or you can make the one larger loaf)


  • Whisk together and drizzle over bread. Can add more sugar or more milk to get the consistency you like.