Orange Cranberry Loaf with Orange Icing- Gluten Free and Dairy Free

December 26, 2017livingfreelygf
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Two flavors that my family loves are orange and cranberry. The citrus and tart of the two combined are delicious and pair perfectly together. Adding them together to create an orange cranberry loaf is a no brainer. The orange glaze on top makes this loaf a sweet treat that will be craved over and over again.

When I think of orange it reminds me of winter. I used to pick oranges with my grandma from her friends fruit trees. We would peel them together over her kitchen sink and the fragrance of oranges along with the crisp cold air go hand-in-hand to me.

The flavor of a sweet dried cranberry brings me to the holiday season. This loaf will be the perfect brunch, breakfast, or treat to share with tea all winter long.

I enjoyed my loaf with a little of the orange zest sprinkled on top. Yum! You can also add extra Graceland cranberries if you wish too. I found a half cup makes our perfect loaf, but the more the merrier, right!?

I recommend using a stand mixer to make this sweet loaf, it makes the job easier. However, if you don’t have one then make it happen with what you’ve got.

You will need a few medium sized oranges for this recipe. You will zest them and juice them. Nothing beats the flavor of fresh zest and juice in a loaf. I add a little bit of orange extract in the batter as well. That gives it the exact flavor you want and crave in a loaf.

You will add the Graceland cranberries last and simply fold them in. You want to keep those beauties in tact.

I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately gearing up for the holidays. Now with the new year in sight, I am planning our New Year’s Eve dinner. This is the perfect loaf to have out, or to bring and share. The light, but sweet flavor goes amazing with a Brut champagne.

My sister who isn’t a fan of orange couldn’t believe how the flavors tied together so well. She is now a fan.

This simple but decadent loaf will be a sweet treat that you can turn to over and over again. Enjoy!

 

 

Print Recipe

Orange Cranberry Loaf

  • Prep time: 25 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Serves: 6

This delicious loaf has the perfect amount of citrusy orange deliciousness along with a flavorful dried cranberry. This is the perfect winter loaf that will delight your taste buds.

Ingredients

Orange Loaf

  • 1 Cup GF All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Tapioca Starch
  • Dash Salt
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 (5.3 oz) Container Vanilla Dairy Free Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 3 TBSP. Orange Zest, 2 medium sized oranges needed
  • 1 TBSP. Orange Juice
  • 2 tsp. Orange Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Graceland Fruit Organic Dried Cranberries

Orange Icing

  • 1 1/3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 TBSP. Orange Juice

Method

Orange Loaf

  • 1)

    In a bowl, whisk together the GF all purpose flour, tapioca starch, salt, baking soda, and xanthan gum. Set aside.

  • 2)

    Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  • 3)

    Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil. Set aside.

  • 4)

    With a mixer on medium speed cream eggs, sugar, and yogurt for 1 minute.

  • 5)

    Add coconut oil. Mix for 1 minute.

  • 6)

    Add orange zest, orange juice, and orange extract. Mix 1 minute. Scrape the sides of the bowl.

  • 7)

    Add the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed for 3 minutes scraping down the sides halfway through. Fold in the cranberries and mix on low until they are well incorporated.

  • 8)

    Pour into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until a butter knife comes out of the center clean.

Orange Glaze

  • 1)

    In a bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and juice. Allow the loaf to fully cool before topping it with the glaze for best results. Feel free to garnish with orange zest and extra cranberries if desired. Enjoy!

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