11.22.2010

orange cranberry sauce bread

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I have temporarily fallen off my sugar-free wagon. It's so tough to stick with it when the holiday season rolls around. There are just so many scrumptious recipes calling to me! You probably have your Thanksgiving menu all planned out already but just in case you need one more small addition...

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Yes, I do realize that each time I post a new bread, cupcake or muffin recipe I declare it to be my new favorite. Well, this time I really mean it. This is my new favorite! It's so moist. So delicious! The flavors of orange and cranberry really shine.

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I decided to make mini loaves so that I could share the love. You must give this bread a try if you have a chance. It's quick and easy and completely scrumptious!

orange cranberry sauce bread
by theUngourmet

makes 4 mini loaves

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
1 tbsp grated orange zest
1/2 cup fresh cranberry, chopped
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground white pepper

chopped pecans
raw sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Spray oil 4 mini loaf pans.

Cream the butter and sugar. Stir in the cranberry sauce, chopped cranberry, orange, pecans, eggs, yogurt and vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt and spices. Add to the other ingredients. Stir just until combined. Fill loaf pans 2/3 full. Top with chopped pecans and raw sugar. Bake for 25-30 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

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Have a fun, relaxing Thanksgiving!





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26 comments:

Holly said...

Printed!! Might see if I have everything to make these tomorrow!

Beth said...

This really looks great. I can see how it would tempt you to fall off the sugar-free wagon. It would for me too!

Evan @swEEts said...

This might be the perfect hostess gift for Thanksgiving! Sounds delicious.. and just fyi, during the holidays calories don't count and there's no such thing as sugar-free.. it's weird, but it happens every year :) truuusst me!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Its really hard to stay on your diet during holidays and big get together, but I can see why you did, this looks delicious. It would be amazing on any Thanksgiving table.
Wishing you a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving. May you always have much to be thankful for.
*kisses* HH

Claudia said...

Ohhh ... cranberry sauce and yogurt. Oh I want this. This will get made during December - so I can have some fresh fruit-studded bread for the family when the come home in the cold, dark, short days of winter. Happy Thanksgiving!

Taylor said...

This looks so festive!! I love the combination of cranberry and orange so I am sure I would love this!

Joanne said...

I think that if ever you're going to indulge in a little excess sugar, Thanksgiving should be it. I love the sound of this bread and the cranberry/orange combo just can't be beat!

Natalie said...

we LOVE the cranberry orange combo...just might have to whip these up TONIGHT! :)

5 Star Foodie said...

A delicious and moist bread, such a great idea to make it with cranberry sauce!

Reeni said...

Almost everything I post is a new favorite too! These are perfect for waking up to on Thanksgiving morning!

teresa said...

gorgeous! don't you love it when you strike gold with a recipe! this looks divine, and perfect for this time of year.

Monet said...

Hi Kim,
This bread looks so moist and flavorful! I adore cranberries and I love quick bread recipes...they are so very good! I made a similar recipe a few weeks ago, and after seeing your post, I wish I still had a loaf in the freezer. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Julie said...

Looks so good, maybe perfect for Christmas morning!

Angie's Recipes said...

I used to not use any sugar in my food...but when I started baking, sugar has somewhat become inevitable....sighs....
I love this seasonal loaf...looks simply gorgeous.

Jeannie said...

Oh yes, I am not surprised this orange cranberry sauce bread has became your new favourite, it looks so moist and delicious! Beautiful too!Wishing you and family a great Thanksgiving!

baking.serendipity said...

This looks delicious! I love the pairing of orange and cranberry...it's the best :) Wishing you a great Thanksgiving :)

Mary said...

This really looks delicious. I can see why it pushed your prior favorite off the list. I hope you and those you love have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

Barbara Bakes said...

Great combination of flavors. I think this could be a new favorite for me too.

Stella said...

Hey Kim! This bread is very pretty. I love the look of it's texture and the golden color. Yum! Oh, and I fall off the bandwagon all the time. I just try to climb right back up on it. I figure if I'm successful most of the time that a lot less sugar enters my body, which is still good or great (smile)...
p.s. those rolls are awesome! Make sure you let them rise near a working oven (not in the oven) or somewhere warm and they get so big and pretty!

kallaydoscope.com said...

My mouth is watering! That sounds delicious. I *love* cranberries and cranberry sauce... I'm going to have to try this!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

this is so pretty and very festive:) i am really loving the flavors here. thanks for sharing this and have a nice day.

koralee said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend...this does look amazing! xoxox

tasteofbeirut said...

well, I cant tell you how many times I have decided to go on a sugar-free diet! Dont feel bad, we are in the same boat, all of us; that bread with cranberries is right up my alley too; can see that making me thankful with some hot tea and a good movie on an afternoon during the holiday weekends!

marla@familyfreshcooking.com said...

Such a great use for cranberry sauce. The white pepper is an interesting ingredient in this sweet cake. xo

clearlytangled said...

ooooh. you know, i have a lot of leftover cranberry sauce.
don't worry about falling off sugar free; the holidays are meant to be enjoyed!

Lisa said...

Kim, I made these for Christmas gifts. They are out of this world delicious. :)

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