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Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread

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This Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect quick bread for if you want a whole loaf for the family or mini loaves for loved ones.

This Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect quick bread for if you want a whole loaf for the family or mini loaves for loved ones. ohsweetbasil.com

Our Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is one of the most popular recipes that we feed to our friends and family members. Without fail everyone asks for the recipe. Even the apparent poppy seed haters (I know!! Can you believe those people even exist?!!!) end up trying it and devouring whole loaves.

This Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect quick bread for if you want a whole loaf for the family or mini loaves for loved ones. ohsweetbasil.com

Quick bread is one of the best ways to get comfortable with baking. It’s not bread at all, more like a cake in a loaf pan so it wont necessarily help you learn how to bake bread, but if you’re uncomfortable with baking it will be your new best friend.

This Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect quick bread for if you want a whole loaf for the family or mini loaves for loved ones. ohsweetbasil.com

We start off by making a simple batter. You never want to over mix a quick bread so I prefer to just stick everything in a KitchenAid so that I simply add, beat and bake without the temptation to over mix like you have when you’re holding a wooden spoon.

This copper KitchenAid is a total dreamboat and my dream, but we still adore the pretty blue one we have, and we always get a Glass Bowl. I prefer it.

Why Didn’t my Quick Bread Rise?

We discovered that baking powder is the secret in how to make quick bread rise more so whisk it together with the other dry ingredients so that it’s evenly combined and set it aside while you mix the wet ingredients in the mixer. Then add the dry and stir with the paddle attachment until just combined.

This Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect quick bread for if you want a whole loaf for the family or mini loaves for loved ones. ohsweetbasil.com

After you’ve made your batter, zest an orange and add that, and then add the cranberries and using a rubber spatula, fold everything together.

How to Keep Quick Bread From Sticking to the Pan

Now, quick bread can stick to the loaf pan so in order to avoid that you’ll want to spray the pans with nonstick spray and then add a couple of tablespoons of flour and quickly tilt and tap the sides of the pan to coat everything.

What is the BEST Bread Pan

The type of pans you use absolutely will make a difference in your baking. We prefer to use USA pans and I just spent an hour online researching prices. It seems THIS is the best price for mini loaf pans if you want them strapped together, and regular loaf pans we use THIS one and it’s cheaper than where we got ours. And THESE well they are just on my gift wish list this year so I thought you may want them too. 🙂

Pour in your batter and bake for one hour.

Pull the pans out of the oven and let them sit for a couple of minutes while you pull together the glaze. Melt the butter in a casserole dish and then whisk in the remaining ingredients. Use that leftover orange from when you zested for the juice.

How to Remove Quick Bread Without Breaking it

Slide a butter knife around each pan to loosen the bread and gently turn the bread out into the glaze. Roll the bread on each side to coat in the glaze and place back in the pan or on a serving tray if you’re eating it right away. Otherwise, let it cool and then cover with saran wrap.

How to Store Quick Bread

Quick bread should be stored in the bread pan, covered tightly with saran wrap or remove completely to a gallon sized zip top bag.

This Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect quick bread for if you want a whole loaf for the family or mini loaves for loved ones. ohsweetbasil.com

This Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect quick bread for if you want a whole loaf for the family or mini loaves for loved ones.

I love how the cranberries float to the top and make the bread look so festive!

Looking for another dessert that uses delicious cranberries?  Try these Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Bars!

Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread

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This Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect quick bread for if you want a whole loaf for the family or mini loaves for loved ones.

Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 2 loaves
This Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect quick bread for if you want a whole loaf for the family or mini loaves for loved ones.

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 11/2 Cups Milk
  • 1⅛ Cup Canola Oil see note
  • 2 Teaspoons Orange Extract
  • ½ Teaspoons Vanilla
  • Teaspoons Butter Flavoring
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • Teaspoons Salt
  • Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • Tablespoons Poppy Seeds
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cranberries

For the Glaze

  • ¾ Cups Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Orange Extract
  • Teaspoon Butter Flavoring
  • ¼ Cup Melted Unsalted Butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray and dust with flour (put a little flour in after spray, tap the pan as you turn it to coat all sides and the bottom) 5 mini loaf pans or two regular loaf pans.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, milk, and oil until combined.
  • Add the orange, butter and vanilla extracts and mix again.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and poppy seeds.
  • Add to the wet ingredients and mix until everything is incorporated.  Do not over mix.
  • Add the orange zest and cranberries and gently fold using a rubber spatula.
  • Pour evenly between pans, and bake for 55-60 minutes.
  • Allow to sit for a couple of minutes, and then while it's still warm, roll in the glaze and pop back into the pans for delivering to friends and neighbors.
  • Or just wait for the kids to go to bed and eat it all.

For the Glaze

  • In an 8x8" pan or pie pan, whisk the sugar, orange juice, extracts and butter until smooth. Set aside, whisking again right before rolling the bread in it.

Notes

1/8 cup is the same as 2 tablespoons, however liquids should always be measured in a glass measuring cup so it's easiest to say 1/8 so that you can just go half way between 1 and 1 1/4 cup.
May be frozen for up to 3 months.  Wrap in plastic and then foil before freezing.
Nutrition Facts
Orange Cranberry Glazed Poppy Seed Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 102mg4%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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8 comments

  • What is butter flavoring in this recipe for the Cranberry Orange bread?

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    • Hi Pat! It is a flavoring that you can find by the vanilla, almond extract, etc. It is just a liquid flavoring that adds to the richness of the flavor without the fat of real butter.

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  • Hello, look’s all recipe delicious , but i don’t known how much is 1 cup. ..
    I am from Romania. Can you write also in gr? Thank you.

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    • Hi my question is do I use fresh cranberries for the bread?

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      • Yes! Fresh cranberries!

  • Totally delicious and scrumptious!  I exchanged milk for buttermilk, as that’s what I had open anyway, and it was yumm! Thank you for the recipe! 

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    • So happy you liked it!

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