Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cranberry Quick Bread with Dried Blueberries and Hazelnuts

Something about fall makes me want to bake quick bread. I don't know what it is, but it seems to be seasonal for me. Since I had fresh cranberries, roasted hazelnuts and dried blueberries (thanks to Oh Nuts!), I decided to try this bread. I swapped out the golden raisins that were originally called for and used dried blueberries instead. I thought it was really pretty to look at and it tasted wonderful. I love how cranberries look when they bake up, so beautiful and red. I also love how you can see the orange zest. This came in handy when I was taking dinner to someone the other night, I just sliced a few pieces and sent them over on a pretty plate. Yum!

Cranberry Quick Bread with Dried Blueberries and Hazelnuts from Cooking Light
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup apple juice
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large egg
1 1/3 cups chopped fresh cranberries
1/3 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 4 ingredients (flours through salt) in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine juice, oil, rind, and egg; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Fold in cranberries, raisins, and hazelnuts.Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
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Maria said...

All that fruit with hazelnuts, sounds like the perfect loaf to me! And it is a quick bread, even better!

Cathy said...

It's funny, Mare -- you said that something about fall makes you want to make quick bread. I was JUST thinking that something about making kugelhopf makes me want to make quick bread! And this looks like a seriously yummy quick bread at that! The cranberries are so perfect for the coming holiday season!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i LOVE cranberry bread! one of my favorite cool weather treats. and your new blog look is awesome!!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

The bread looks so moist and good.

Shelby said...

This looks so pretty!

susan said...

mmm, i love quick bread. i MUST try this because you have made it look so good :] and you have been tagged! come to by blog and check it out.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love everything you cook. Seriously. I think we have identical taste buds.

Sara said...

Your bread looks great, I always stock up on cranberries around this time and stash them in the freezer!