Here is an easy recipe for cranberry bread with fresh cranberries. Fresh cranberries help to create a dessert that is bursting with juicy cranberry flavor. In contrast, while you can make a nice cranberry bread with dried cranberries, the dried cranberries lack the natural juices & mouth "feel" of delicious fresh cranberries. Visit Bread Dad (BreadDad.com) for more easy sweet "quick bread" recipes.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
1CupMilk(or cranberry juice for even more cranberry flavor!)
1CupFresh Cranberries(or frozen cranberries)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Grease bread pan, line the bread pan with baking parchment paper or use a nonstick bread pan in order to prevent the cranberries from sticking to the bread pan during the baking process.
Wash the cranberries. Shake off any excess moisture. Set aside until batter is mixed.
Stir dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder & salt) together in a large mixing bowl
Soften butter in a microwave.
Lightly beat eggs.
Mix the butter, eggs, milk & vanilla extract together in separate mixing bowl.
After mixing the wet ingredients, add them into the large mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir with a large spoon or whisk until the batter is fully mixed.
Add the cranberries after the batter has been completely mixed. Stir them into the batter with a wooden spoon. Make sure the fresh cranberries are evenly spread throughout the batter.
Pour finished batter into the bread pan. Smooth out the top of the batter within the bread pan.
Optional - For a sugary top to the cranberry bread, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of turbinado sugar on top of the batter before you place the bread pan in the oven.
Bake in the oven for 65-70 minutes.
Take out of oven and let the cranberry bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the cranberry bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
After 10 minutes, remove the cranberry bread from the bread pan. Use oven mitts. Place the cranberry bread on a cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the cranberry bread and the bread pan walls if the cranberry bread is stuck in the pan.
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