Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread

By Alexandra Caspero on December 9, 2019
This cranberry orange bread recipe is great for fall baking or for holiday gifts! 

Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe! This bread is so delicious and perfectly moist. Great for gift-giving and the holiday season.

Cranberry + Orange + Ginger + Walnuts. If fall flavors had a baby, it would be this bread. Warm, cozy slices of tender cranberry bread is hands down my favorite way to ease into the day. I’ve made this bread exactly 4 times in the past two weeks because as soon as I finish the last slice, I’m craving it again.

I set out to make my favorite Cranberry Orange bread and then was immediately swayed by the need to add in ginger, and walnuts. If they didn’t go so perfectly together, it might be weird, but the moment you take a bite, you realize that cranberries and ginger were made for each other. #MFEO

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Our kitchen is slowly being put back together. This was the first weekend that we had moved in most of our stuff and I spent most of yesterday enjoying what I have been missing for months: putting on some music, making a giant mess with Van and baking till our hearts content.

I feel settled when my kitchen is open, my place to go and explore, enjoy and create. It’s very fun that V is now at an age where he enjoys a treat or two and we enjoyed a warm slice with almond butter for afternoon snack.

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Gift a loaf of this Cranberry Orange Ginger Bread 

I’d like to make the motion that homemade bread is the most perfect hostess gift. As a fellow food lovers, I know you understand the anxiety when your host tells you not to bring anything. I refuse to show up to events empty handed, but I dislike putting any pressure on my host to serve my bottle of wine/side/dessert. So, bread for breakfast it is!

Wrapped, homemade bread is the perfect thing to arrive with. It’s a sweet way of saying, enjoy your evening, but don’t worry about breakfast the next day- have a slice of this and a cup of coffee instead.

To wrap, skip the plastic (it will make the bread gummy) or foil and opt for parchment/wax paper instead. Cut a length of wax paper about four times the width of your loaf, and place the bread in the center. Combine the ends of the paper together above the bread, then fold the paper down several times in two or three crisp folds until it’s flush with the top. If you have extra width on the sides, fold and tuck under. If not, trim off any excess so it’s flush with the bread, then secure with a pretty piece of twine and ribbon.

vegan cranberry orange bread recipe

More Vegan Breads and Muffins:

Carrot Cake Banana Bread
Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Glaze
Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Sweet Potato Scones with Maple Glaze

If you try this Vegan Cranberry Orange bread recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

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Cranberry Orange Ginger Bread

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: bread, quick bread, cranberry, orange, ginger, vegan, easy
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Vegan Cranberry Orange Ginger Bread! This healthier cranberry orange bread recipe is loaded with flavors of fall.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: bread, quick bread, cranberry, orange, ginger, vegan, easy
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: bread, quick bread, cranberry, orange, ginger, vegan, easy
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter or vegan butter (I love Earth Balance brand), melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds + 3 tablespoons water, combined to make a gel ‘egg’
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray and lightly flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, ginger, and ground cinnamon.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the vanilla, orange juice, vinegar and gelled flax egg. Slowly add in the in flour mixture until just moistened then stir in the walnuts and chopped cranberries.
  4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 55 minutes or until golden brown on top and toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

To make this bread vegan, I am using a flax egg in place of a regular egg. To create a flax egg, whisk together 1 tablespoon ground flax meal with 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Set aside to let gel slightly, about 5 minutes, while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

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    1. Mike
      June 21, 2020 AT 9:34 pm

      This is very, very good! Your website is one of the best I’ve seen as well. The recipe is well-balanced between sweet and tart, nice rise during baking, and excellent crumb. Will make this again and again, plus bookmarking your site. Nice work! Thanks.

    2. Jennifer
      December 28, 2019 AT 11:47 am

      Can i substitute fresh ginger for dried?

      1. Alex
        December 30, 2019 AT 6:13 pm

        Shouldn’t be a problem!

    3. Tracey Lynn
      December 24, 2019 AT 8:39 am

      Alex I just made this today for our Christmas cake. Changed it a bit. I used coconut sugar and date molases as I had no brown sugar, and used red wine vinegar. Also added red and green glacé cherries and chopped pistachios. It is Devine. Thank you. My family will enjoy tomorrow afternoon.

      1. Alex
        December 24, 2019 AT 9:26 am

        So glad you liked it! Your changes sound amazing; love the idea of cherries and pistachios. Thanks for commenting Tracey!

    4. Lisa
      December 14, 2019 AT 8:58 pm

      Could I use gluten-free flour in this recipe?

      1. Alex
        December 15, 2019 AT 7:26 am

        I don’t see why not? I would use a 1:1 product like the one’s by Bob’s Red Mill!

    5. Kathy Collier
      December 12, 2019 AT 10:18 am

      Hi Alex! Thanks for yet another yummy recipe! I’m wondering if I could substitute dried cranberries for the fresh ones.

      Thanks!
      Kathy

      1. Alex
        December 12, 2019 AT 10:22 am

        yes, I’d just reduce the amount. Maybe 1/3 to 1/2 cup?

        1. Kathy Collier
          December 12, 2019 AT 10:35 am

          Great! Thanks for responding so quickly!

    6. Deborah Davis
      November 22, 2015 AT 8:41 am

      Totally crushing on that cranberry glaze. Looks so good!

    7. Deborah Davis
      November 22, 2015 AT 8:41 am

      Totally crushing on that cranberry glaze. Looks so good!

    8. Deanna Segrave-Daly
      November 21, 2015 AT 3:36 pm

      I’m not sure if I could give these away if made them – they looks so good! Great wrapping tips too 🙂

    9. Deanna Segrave-Daly
      November 21, 2015 AT 3:36 pm

      I’m not sure if I could give these away if made them – they looks so good! Great wrapping tips too 🙂

    10. Amee’s Savory Dish
      November 21, 2015 AT 2:29 pm

      This looks absolutely amazing, Alex!