Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cranberry Breakfast Bread

My mother-in-law graciously passed on her cranberry bread recipe to me. It has a very interesting consistency and the taste is amazing! I made a few modifications and it turned out great! I made a double batch and baked it in a large stoneware casserole. You have to try this--it is simply scrumptious!!

Cranberry Bread

2 cups flour
3/4 cup splenda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
juice of one orange
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 cup cranberries, halved
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan.

Mix together flour, splenda, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest. Cut coconut oil into the dry ingredients--it will resemble cornmeal. Set aside.

Add water to orange juice to make 3/4 cup of liquid. Pour into separate bowl and add egg and cheese.

Pour into dry ingredients, mix until just combined. Fold in cranberries and almonds.

Bake in prepared loaf pan for 50-65 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Let loaf stand at least 8 hours before serving. Texture will be crumbly, a bit like cornbread.


gingela5 said...

Looks DELICIOUS! Glad to see you're back!

Dr. Wifey said...

YUMMY! i may have to try this

Deanna said...

My husband will love this!

Anonymous said...

Mmm...can I just wait for you to mail me one after you miake another? ;)

Kat said...

Yum. I have this thing for bread. Any kind of bread. I'll have to add this to my repertoire.

Blissful Babe said...

I would need to make it without the Splenda, though. Not a Splenda fan.

Brandy said...

Looks yummy but the cheese is throwing me off a little bit.

Glad to see you back!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Now there's something I have not heard of. Sounds simply delightful. Ok, I sounded old when i said that but it's true!!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

P.S. in looking through my emails and in response to your comment on the rueben dip - it's not my absolute favorite so if your iffy about them to begin with I wouldn't bother.

mommaof4wife2r said...

love it! and i almost peed myself on my eclair slut comment! you crack me up...

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

This sounds awesome. I'm totally taking this one down!

Lula! said...

You have been very busy with your commenting self...and you are SO FUN!!!!

I swear...you and Stephanie (Live.Love.Eat.) are killing me with these posts about delicious food. Any bread with cranberries, cheese, and almonds is a big winner for me. YUM!

Christian said...

Looks delicious, you could mail us all some! What else did you do with your cranberries? There were sooooo many!

Heather said...

Hmmmm, cheese, eh?

I may have to try this. Half of my extra jiggle comes from my overwhelming love of all things dairy, especially cheese!


Kate said...

Wow, what an interesting recipe! Thanks so much for sharing. It sounds like something my family would really go for. I'll have to try it out soon.