Ms. Mofet's Cranberry, Orange, & Nut Bread

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Ms. Mofet's Cranberry, Orange, & Nut Bread

Wet Ingredients:

1 large egg beaten well
3/4 C. freshly squeezed orange juice (≈ 3 med.)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:

2 1/2 C. Unbleached All-Purpose flour MINUS 2 TBSP.
2 TBSP. wheat germ*
1 C. granulated white sugar or sugar substitute (or 1/2 sugar & 1/2 sugar substitute)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 TBSP. orange zest (≈ 1 1/2 medium ) (or tangerine)
4 TBSP. cold unsalted butter - cut into cubes

*Measure the wheat germ into the 1 cup measuring cup then fill with flour.
IF YOU DON'T WANT TO USE THE WHEAT GERM REPLACE WITH 2 TBSP. FLOUR

Additional Ingredients:

1 C. fresh or frozen cranberries - coarsely chopped
1/2 C. pecans - coarsely chopped
3 TBSP. slivered almonds - coarsely chopped if desired

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan with Baker's Joy vegetable oil & flour cooking spray (or butter pans and dust with flour).
(May double the recipe and divide into 2 lg. loaf pans or 5 mini pans)

In a small bowl combine wet ingredients and set aside.

In a large bowl combine flour, wheat germ (if used), sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest.
Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry blender till it looks like coarse crumbs.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Mix in the chopped cranberries, almonds, and pecans.

Pour into the prepared pan(s) ONLY 3/4 full.
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes for lg. pans (45 - 50 for mini pan) or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
NOTE:
The center internal temperature for loaves or muffins should be 190°F

Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
Remove from pan and let cool completely before slicing.

- For Mini Loaves: 5"X3" Keep oven temperature the same, fill cups only 3/4 full, bake 45 - 50 minutes

- For Cupcakes/Muffins 12 to the pan: Keep oven temperature the same, fill cups only 3/4 full, bake 15 - 20 minutes.

NOTE: The center internal temperature for bread or muffins should be 190°F

Mini cranberry, orange, and nut bread loaves.

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Sliced cranberry, orange, and nut bread.

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