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Cranberry Orange Buttermilk Quick Loaf Bread

This recipe is straightforward and so well loved in our house! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, snacks, dessert, basically anything. It's a great one to bring to a friend's house, too! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch
Servings 10 slices


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil, or 1/4 c melted butter
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • zest of 2 oranges


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Prepare a loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl or a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine all dry ingredients. 
  • Mix to combine all dry ingredients. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg and olive oil (or butter if using). 
  • Combine the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and add cranberries and orange zest. 
  • Gently fold or mix with the stand mixer on low speed until a shaggy, wet batter has formed. Be careful to not over mix. 
  • Pour into your prepared loaf pan, bake for 40-50 minutes until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Allow the loaf to rest for 15 minutes before serving. 
Keyword quick bread