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This Orange-Cranberry White Chocolate Bread is perfect for a Christmas brunch or dessert!
Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you all got some great Christmas treat ideas yesterday, and are ready for more today! And of course, if you haven’t entered the giveaway yet, make sure you do that at the end of this post!
I love orange-cranberry-white chocolate treats at Christmas time. Like, really, really love them. These cookies are a favorite in my family, and I make them every year, without fail. So, when I was coming up with recipes for this week, naturally there had to be one with those flavors. And what better than a sweet bread with an orange glaze, using Dixie Crystals granulated and powdered sugars??
The great thing about this bread is that it is full of bright, bold flavors, but it’s not a dense bread and it’s not too sweet. So, it can be enjoyed as a breakfast or brunch treat, or as dessert!
My toddler may or may not have requested slivers of this for breakfast a couple of mornings. And I may or may not have allowed her to have it. I’m just sayin’. It’s that good.
Now that Nat is getting to be old enough to know what’s going on, and to eat what we are eating, I’m excited to start traditions that include her – Christmas morning breakfast or brunch being one of those things. And besides my favorite quiche, I think this bread will be one of the items on that menu each year.
So, if you are still looking for items to complete your holiday menus, this definitely needs to be one of them! You and your family will look forward to it all year long! Not that you have to wait until Christmas each year to make it, though!
Also, be sure to check out all the other great recipes from today, at the bottom of the post!
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Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Bread
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- zest of 1 orange
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
- 1 tsp orange extract (or juice of 1 orange + zest, if preferred)
- 2 Tbsp milk plus more, if needed
- extra dried cranberries and white chocolate chips for topping
- Heat oven to 350°F, grease and flour bottom only of 8 x 4-inch loaf pan.
- In large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in oil, orange juice and zest, eggs and Greek yogurt until smooth. Stir in cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Scoop the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly.
- Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to a cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix powdered sugar, orange extract (or juice and zest, if using instead) and enough milk for the desired consistency. I like mine a little thicker, but add more milk (or orange juice) a tablespoon at a time, if you’d like it thinner. Spoon over the top of the cooled bread, and top with additional dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Let set to firm up a bit before slicing and serving.
Beverages:Candy Cane Crunch Milkshake from The Redhead Baker
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Toddy from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Frozen Blue Hot Chocolate from For the Love of Food
Grumpy Grinch Punch from For the Love of Food
Merry Mistletoe Cocktail from Who Needs A Cape?
Raspberry Thyme Prosecco Punch from Take Two Tapas
Vanilla Milk Punch from Cooking with Carlee
Breakfast:Cranberry Orange Make Ahead French Toast Bake from With Two Spoons
Candies:Cookie Butter Balls from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Homemade Peppermint Patties from Everyday Eileen
White Chocolate Bark from Family Around the Table
Desserts:Apple Cheddar Hand Pies from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Chocolate Orange Crinkle Cookies from Kate’s Recipe Box
Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Tart from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Cranberry Orange Crinkle Meltawats from Love and Confections
Double Chocolate Mousse Cake from The Crumby Kitchen
Gingerbread Cookie Cups from Moore or Less Cooking
Gingerbread Sprinkle Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
Grandma’s Chocolate Pie from Tip Garden
Italian Butter Cookies from April Golightly
No Bake Eggnog Pie from Our Good Life
Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Bread from Sweet Beginnings
Sparkling Wine, Cranberry, and White Chocolate Layer Cake from Cheese Curd in Paradise
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