Orange Cranberry Nut Bread
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 10-12 slices
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into small pieces (about ¼ inch each)
  • 2-3 inches of the orange peel cut into small pieces (about ¼ inch wide and 1 inch long)
  • ¼ cup of all natural apple sauce
  • ¾ cup of skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Stevia powder (or you can use Truvia if you prefer)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup of almonds (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 9 inch by 5 inch (or whatever you have) bread pan with cooking spray
  3. Place cranberries in a food processor and chop.
  4. Set cranberries aside in a separate bowl.
  5. If you’re using almonds, place them in a bag and smash with a meat mallet or hammer until about the same size as the cranberry pieces
  6. Mix the whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and wheat flour in a large bowl.
  7. In your food processor, place the following ingredients into it in this order: orange pieces, orange rind pieces, apple sauce, skim milk, Stevia and egg. Blend until the mixture is a smooth liquid. You may need to pulse your food processor to get the oranges to puree. NOTE: If you own a Vitamix or a Ninja, this mixture blends much better.
  8. Pour the orange mixture over the dry mixture and blend with a spatula until all ingredients are moistened.
  9. Stir in the chopped cranberries and almonds and mix, but don’t over mix.
  10. Pour the batter into the bread pan and shake it so the mixture is evenly distributed in the pan.
  11. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  12. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
  13. After cooling, carefully remove the loaf from the pan.