With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I am trying to post as many holiday recipes as my stubby little fingers will type. Today’s deliciousness is a recipe for Cranberry and Orange Bread that I baked in a mini Bundt pan. Fresh cranberries are everywhere right now and I have seen them on sale at almost every grocery store in my area.

Being the baking obsessed freak that I am, I have countless bags of cranberries in the freezer just waiting to get baked into something scrumptious! I think these would also be just as good if you used lemon and blueberries… or even cherries and limes in the summer.

I am definitely going to be trying this combo soon and will report back! These mini Bundts turned out absolutely delicious and would be a perfect item for your Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch. Serve these alongside a breakfast casserole, fresh squeezed orange or mimosas and you’ll have your guests swooning!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


Orange Cranberry Mini Bundts

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries

1/4 cup margarine, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp of vanilla extract

3/4 cup orange juice


Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf or mini bundt pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.


2. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and orange zest until fragrant. Add in the margarine and mix until well combined, stir in the egg and combine until smooth. Stir in orange juice and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture until just moistened (DO NOT OVERMIX); fold in cranberries. Pour into prepared pan(s).


3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven (18-22 minutes for the mini bundts), or until the bread springs back when lightly touched. Let stand 10 minutes; turn out onto a wire rack to cool.


4. When the bread is thoroughly cooled, sprinkle on some powdered sugar or drizzle on an easy powdered sugar glaze. I simply mixed powdered sugar with orange juice to achieve the look pictured above.


- adapted from allrecipes


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