Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bread

sliced loaf of cranberry orange oatmeal bread on a grey and white napkin.

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Healthy cranberry orange oatmeal bread is a quick and delicious recipe for using up fresh cranberries.  Lightly sweetened with only honey and orange juice, this whole grain quick bread makes the perfect seasonal snack, breakfast, or homemade holiday gift!


  • 1 cup oats, ground
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed or bottled)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped
  • Zest from 1 small orange
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly oil a metal loaf pan or line with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground oats, flour, flax, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, oil, almond milk, honey, and orange juice and beat until blended.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Gently stir in cranberries, orange zest, and walnuts.
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool bread before slicing. Serve with a bit of honey or butter, if you want!


  • A metal pan works best for baking quick breads like this one. Ceramic pans don't bake as evenly, leaving the center doughy and the ends dry.
  • Dried cranberries can be substituted for fresh.

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