National Oranges & Lemons Day | Cranberry, Orange, and Lemon Bread
Oranges and lemons…whoever thought to have a National Oranges & Lemons Day is pretty much a rockstar in my mind. There were so many things I thought to make. I absolutely love cooking and baking with citrus. As far as lemons are concerned, my fridge is basically just a revolving door for them. I am constantly buying lemons, using lemons, buying lemons, using lemons.
Lemons come right after the basics like sugar, flour and eggs in the list of items I have to buy most often from the grocery store.
So basically, as you can now see, lemons are constantly being used in my home. When a food holiday is presented to me where I can incorporate lemons, and I’m actually told to do so by the food holiday gods, you won’t hear a complaint from me.
I actually made this bread back in November. I made it for Thanksgiving, but it also gave me a chance to make at least one thing before the food holidays officially began for 2014.
With delicious bread like this, I think we have a banana bread rival.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh cranberries
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring to combine.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and oil with a fork or wire whisk until thoroughly blended. Add orange juice, lemon juice, water, and zests.
- Gradually add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing just until moistened. Stir in cranberries.
- Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. (**Note: my bread was ready after 50 minutes, so watch carefully!!**)
- Cool ten minutes in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely on rack.
Tomorrow: National Sourdough Day