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Mom’s Cranberry Bread


Cozy evening

Today I am thankful for the warm and cozy things of fall. Fires in the fireplace and family recipes. In particular, my mother’s cranberry bread, which I would have made today if I’d remembered to buy orange juice when I was at the supermarket this morning icon_rolleyes-flickr-7


2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
1/8 cup
3/4 cup
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
Baking powder
Baking soda
Shortening — softened
Orange juice
Orange rind


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  2. “MIX” in blender egg, shortening, orange juice, orange rind and sugar.
  3. Add cranberries and nuts, for 2 cycles at “CHOP.”
  4. Empty into flour mixture.  Mix by hand until moistened.
  5. Bake in a greased 9×5 pan at 350F for 50 to 60 minutes.

Recipe By :Irene Rodriguez
Weight Watchers Points: 5 with nuts, 4 without


  • I usually make it without the nuts, since Neil is not a fan.
  • Mini loaves of this are nice Thanksgiving and Christmas  gifts for neighbors and friends.


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12 thoughts on “Mom’s Cranberry Bread

  1. ooooo and I have ALL the ingredients now. I might just have to make some this weekend. today is making pumpkin pielets (single serving pies) and trying to find the dining room table so we have a place to eat that doesn’t involve dogs on the back of the sofa with front paws on shoulders and staring at food. On the WW points….I am presuming it is for a serving…and just how much is a serving anyway?

    May you and yours have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. There are 12 muffin-size servings in a loaf. Enjoy and Happy dog-paw-free Thanksgiving!

      1. thanks…now I can calculate the pointage for me and mine 😀

        and da email is fixed.

  2. Oh, yeah – that’s what I need to add to the shopping list. Pumpkin pie ingredients. Yum. We’ll do banana nut bread, because I’m the only one who’ll touch cranberries in any form.

    But you know, it’s just the four of us. We can wing it any way we want. We’re thankful that nobody’s coming over to criticize the cleanliness of the house, the spices on or variety of foods, and we can eat in our jammies if we want, then play dominos for hours while the dishes sit in the sink.

    1. We did the wing-it thing last year when somebody (I can’t remember who) came down with something and we couldn’t go out. This year we’re doing our usual of going to Neil’s parents’ house. I’m bringing an apple pie. And Mrs.Smith is doing all the work on that 😉

      Happy dominoes-in-your-jammies Thanksgiving!

  3. I’m not sure, but I think this recipe actually calls for orange juice “concentrate.” I’ve made this recipe before and it is to die for! I usually add a few more walnuts and cranberries then the recipe calls for, which means a longer baking time, but this is a sure winner, even amongst people who claim to not like cranberries!

    1. Hm, guess I’d better ask Mom before I dive into it.

      I agree with you – I’m not particularly fond of cranberries in any other form, but I really love this bread!

      Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    2. Just thought I’d update – Mom says it’s definitely orange juice and not concentrate. It’s baking as we speak and it smells yummy!

  4. Are these fresh cranberries? The recipe looks good!

    1. Yep. Fresh cranberries. Although, I’m pretty sure I’ve used them frozen, too.

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