November 14, 2008

Crantastic Cranberry Bread!

I bought some cranberries at Trader Joe’s yesterday.

i bought cranberries!

I washed them:

i had my own cranberry bog for 2.5 seconds

Made a cranberry bread recipe with them:

dry ingredient party

sir mix alot

So look what popped outta the oven!

crispy crunchy top

The huge piece I cut distracted me from photographing…

so this is all I have to show you at this moment!


Crantastic Cranberry Bread

(adapted from Everyday Food Magazine)

-4 tablespoons melted butter
-1 12oz. bag fresh cranberries
-2 cups flour, spoon & leveled
-3/4 cup buttermilk
-1 large egg beaten
-1 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon salt
-2 tablespoons turbinado sugar for the top

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9×5 inch capacity loaf pan. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar & other dry ingredients together. Whisk mixture and set aside. In a small bowl, beat egg; then add buttermilk and melted butter. Stir to combine. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and whisk well to combine. Fold in cranberries.

2. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle top with the turbinado sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. This should take 1 hour and 15 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes. Invert loaf onto a rack. Turn right side up and let cool completely. (I kinda cheated cuz I was too anxious to try it…shhh)

Many people have asked me how I am able to do so much in the kitchen while being a new mom. Well to answer you’re question- I have a little help! When Casey isn’t around to hold/cuddle the bebe, I use the detachable seat for Cooper’s swing and take it wherever I’m working. I put him on the kitchen table and he watches his momma run around the kitchen making a mess.

He will always get first dibs on licking the beaters when he’s old enough to!

Oh… and while I’m on the topic of Cooper, I thought I’d let you know that he started smiling on Tuesday 11.11.08

And I’ve been smitten ever since!

  • Jean

    I love cranberry bread, can’t wait to try your recipe. I’ve been loving your blog recently, all the yummy recipes, and man.. that babe is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  • daisy mae

    You are so lucky he likes his swing and lets you set him down! I had to put my son in a sling and then cook around him. Cooper is just adorable. I love that smile.

  • Allyson

    It’s a miracle you haven’t pinched those cheeks right off!

  • Kristen De Deyn Kirk

    Cooper has the most beautiful eyes!

  • Stacy

    I made this cranberry bread today. Am anxiously awaiting it to come out of the oven. I made a alterations. I added some cinnamon-vanilla and used eggnog in place of the buttermilk you used. Can’t wait to taste it as the smell wafting from my oven is AMAZING!!!!

  • Jess

    I cannot thank you enough for this post. I have literally made this cranberry bread 15 times since you put this up. Everyone LOVES it. I’m making it for Christmas gifts! 🙂

  • maggy@threemanycooks

    I love this cranberry bread! It turned out beautifully. I like that it’s more of a bread than a cake. I had it for breakfast this morning. Thanks, Tracy!

  • Elizabeth

    Lovely recipe, going on my to do list thanks to a tweet from Three Many Cooks!

    What cutie you’ve got there as well. Not sure how old he is, but guessing around 2 months, maybe a little less? I just had my second baby (a girl this time!) and I know it can be hard sometimes to get any cooking done. But you figure it out, right?

    You’re going to love it even more when he is running around the house licking the spoon/whisk. I can’t get enough of my son when he is all covered in whipped cream/batter. It’s adorable!

  • Elizabeth

    Umm, yeah..I just realized this post is a couple of years old…so I’m guessing your son is a little younger than mine by now! (Mine is 32 months). LOL…

    • Tracy

      he just turned 2 this past weekend! I’ve figured it out! We have a good routine going. I cook/bake during his naptime when I’m not at work and my husband watches him during weekends while I’m in the kitchen 🙂

      I am starting to get him involved in the processes of cooking, but I think he still just likes eating best! Congrats to you on your 2nd! 🙂

  • Lis

    Made this today – found you with a google search. So Awesome with the whole berries. Adjusted with some whole wheat flour and a bit of orange zest. Thank you!!

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  • Nancy

    I made this recipe so many times this holiday season. It is not only delicious, but beautiful too!
    I made some cranberry butter to go along with it! All your recipes are great! The photography is right on.
    Thanks so much,

  • Jayne @ Tenacious Tinkering

    I just came across your recipe and am so smitten with baby Cooper’s smile! In <3 Now that he's pretty much a young man, it's adorable to see him so tiny once upon a time. Also, CRANBERRIES!! I have some frozen ones but am not sure if they would sog up the bread too much.

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