Saturday, November 22, 2014

Apple Cider Cranberry Bread

Quick bread made with apple cider and fresh cranberries that is a perfect breakfast bread for the holidays.

Apple Cider Cranberry Bread


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I love making quick breads for breakfast or for snacking on. So quick and easy and much better for you than packaged snack cakes. You can control
sugar and fat content, add fresh fruit and no shelf stable preservatives are added when you make your own. Plus, they can be whipped up in no time.

This lovely bread is a perfect example, in less than fifteen minutes you can mix up the ingredients and have this baking in the oven. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool so you can add the glaze and dig in. It just bakes up so beautifully with the cranberries floating to the top to make a little cranberry crown, if you will.

Once glazed, and you bite into the top with the sweet drizzle balancing out the tart "cranberry crown" and all the warm flavors from the apple pie spice mingling together, you will be making this over and over again for the holidays.

Perfect with a warm cup of cider, sprinkled with just a touch of cinnamon, for breakfast or for snacking. Or well, just because you want to celebrate holiday flavors.

Apple Cider Cranberry Bread

If you like this bread, try my Sweet Tea Bread, inspired by my addiction to sweet tea or my Raspberry Coffee Bread, inspired by my favorite coffee house drink and my very first posted recipe!

Apple Cider Cranberry Bread

1 and 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Fresh Cranberries
1/2 Cup Apple Cider
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Canola Oil
1/4 Cup Sour Cream
2 Eggs
2 Teaspoons Apple Pie Spice
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Glaze:
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Teaspoons Milk
1 Teaspoon Apple Cider

Preheat to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray or coat loaf pan with canola oil.

Mix flour, apple pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

Whisk together apple cider, brown sugar, oil, sour cream and eggs in a separate bowl.  Add flour mixture and whisk just until incorporated.  Fold in cranberries.  Add mixture to loaf pan. Cranberries will float to the top.

Bake 40 to 42 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs on it. Remove from oven and cool for 30 minutes before turning out from pan. Once turned out, allow to cool completely before glazing.

To make glaze combine all ingredients and stir to combine, pour over cooled bread.


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42 comments:

  1. What a wonderful cake!!
    We call it "cake" here (and not bread)
    My family can't never get enough of apple-cakes, and the addition of the cranberries is great :)

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    1. Thank you Winnie! It is actually a sweet bread. Apple anything is a favorite at my house as well :)

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  2. This looks so good! I can't wait to try it!

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  3. This is the perfect holiday bread! I love the tart cranberries with the apple cider bread combination! I hope I get to make it for the upcoming holidays! Found you on the Happy Holiday Link Party!

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    1. Thank you Kim! I will definitely be making this again through the holidays, it is a great addition to the holiday menu.

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  4. Oh wow, I could definitely sit down with a cuppa and a piece of this right now. Looks absolutely amazing :-)

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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    1. Hey Catherine, perfect with a hot cup of tea, coffee or cider! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Oh yes, either would be great :-) Our readers loved it to, and it will be featured at next week's party :-)

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  5. Wow! This recipe sounds amazing and something I am considering making to add to the Christmas lunch menu. Pinning for future reference. #marvelousmonday #smartpartyplanning

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    1. Thank you Kelly! You won't be disappointed if you add it on to your menu :) Thank you for pinning!

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  6. Oh my you just combined two of my favorite things into one amazing sounding dessert bread. Mmm!

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    1. Thank you Jade, definitely two of my favorite holiday flavors.They were sooo good combined in this bread! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I pinned this recipe and I'm baking your apple cider cranberry bread on Friday! The combo of apple and cranberry just sounds delicious. Can't wait to see how it turns out! So glad I found you through the link up.
    Maren
    www.mainlymaren.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Maren. I would love to hear back from you after you try it! Thanks for pinning and stopping by to visit!

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  8. Visiting from Party in your PJ's linky party. I love quick breads, I love your addition to a simple cranberry version by adding apple cider. Delicious! I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Laura, I love quick breads too. You can pack so much flavor into a quick and easy treat. Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to visit and share at Sweet and Savoury Sunday, thank you for the invite!

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  9. Hi Christy, I just saw this on Foodie Fridays. Love the cranberries and apple flavors in this moist bread, just what I want with my cup of coffee or tea!

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    1. Hi Kari, it is absolutely delicious with a warm cup of tea or coffee. I hope you get a chance to make it! Thank you for visiting!

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  10. Oh my! This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We always love partying with you, I hope to see you Monday at 7 pm at our party. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you Kimberly for pinning and tweeting. Wouldn't miss Lou Lou Girls party!

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  11. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us ;)

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    1. Hi Bobbi, so glad you want to share this in your round up. I am flattered! Thank you and thank you for hosting Teach Me Tuesday, such an awesome party!

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  12. Hi Cristy--as luck would have it, I was able to pin this to one of the biggest boards on Pinterest--BHG had their holiday pinning party this week (I pin there) and I just pinned it to that board. Hope you get oodles of traffic!!!!

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    1. Thank you Judith! I love when the stars align just right :) I appreciate you pinning to BHG! I hope so too! Thanks so much for visiting and for hosting the Holiday Link Party at the Midnight Baker!

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  13. Mmmm this looks and sounds delicious. I hope to try it with some of my dads homemade cider if I can get hold of some cranberries which seem to be in short supply in shops near me. I have dried ones but I'd much prefer to use fresh for a change.

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    1. Oh, homemade cider would be so good! I hope you find some fresh cranberries, but dried would be good too. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  14. I have seen this featured all over and had to check it out - this Apple Cider Cranberry bread looks so delish and mouthwateringly yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to check it out, it has been wildly popular :) It is delicious, I couldn't stop eating it!

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  15. This looks great, very mouth watering

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  16. This looks amazing!! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

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  17. What a delicious bread!! This would be perfect for a holiday brunch! Pinning and yumming!

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    1. Hi Michelle, it is quick and yummy, perfect for brunch. Thank you for pinning!

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  18. Dear Christy,

    Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! I love everything you made but this one particularly made my mouth water - I can't wait to make it for my family!

    Please add us to the list of blogs who recognize your talent - we are featuring you at Inspire Me Monday, Week 153!

    Have a blessed Christmas season! :-)

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    1. Thank you for hosting an amazing party for sharing. Your family will love it! So happy to be featured at Inspire Me Monday, it is a great party!

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  19. Congratulations!! Your recipe has been featured at Tickle My Tastebuds on my blog, Lori’s Culinary Creations. Hop on over and grab a feature button and link up your latest culinary creations. Congrats again.
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  20. Every time I see this the more yummy it looks!!

    Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker ! I hope to see you there!
    Judy@ http://www.bakeatmidnite.com

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  21. I saw this recipe at Thanksgiving and popped a package of cranberries in the freezer, not to get busy and try your recipe, and so I would not forget, I have featured the luscious photo in my Friday Feature Link Party this week, stop by if you have a chance.
    Have a great week, Karren

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