Easy Cranberry Bread
Easy Cranberry Bread is a delicious recipe for a Thanksgiving and Christmas option. It takes only (10) minutes to prepare and (1) hour in the oven. Ingredients include: Fresh cranberries, chopped walnuts, orange juice, orange zest and an easy icing to top it. This is also a generally healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Easy Cranberry Bread will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour.
Total Time: 2 Hours-10 Minutes.
2 cups flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
(1/2 stick) margarine or butter, melted
1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg product
2 tsp orange zest
1 cup chopped cranberries* (See Note)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp water
Fresh cranberries can be difficult to chop, so pulse them in a food processor rather than chopping them with a knife and cutting board.
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together the orange juice, margarine, egg product and zest. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in cranberries and nuts.
3. Pour into a greased and floured 8″ x 4″ loaf pan.
4. Bake 55 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack and cool completely.
5. Mix together the powdered sugar and water; drizzle over bread. Let stand until firm.
Yield: 16 servings. (1 Loaf)
Serving Size: 1 slice per serving.
Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1-1/2
1-1/2 Starch + 1 Fat
Calories: 160, Total Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 125mg, Sugars: 13g, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 3g
Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/cranberry-nut-bread-55878.aspx
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