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A soft and moist citrus flavored bread dotted with bright tart cranberries and topped with a sweet vibrant glaze! #cranberrybread #cranberryorangebread #orangebread #cranberrysweetbread

Glazed Citrus Cranberry Bread

  • Author: Little Sweet Baker
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 - 9x5" loaf


This soft and super moist citrus flavored bread is studded with bright tart cranberries and topped with a sweet zesty glaze.



  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp orange or lemon zest
  • 1 cup (110g) chopped cranberries, fresh or frozen


  • 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp orange or lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9×5″ loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, sugar, oil, egg, vanilla and zest.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the cranberries and pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Loosely cover with foil if the bread starts to brown too quickly. I cover min after 40 minutes. Cool completely before adding the glaze.
  6. To prepare the glaze; whisk all the ingredients together until smooth and pour over cooled bread.


Store leftover in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

  • Category: dessert, breakfast, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cranberry bread recipe, orange cranberry bread, glazed cranberry bread