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Cranberry Orange Bread

    This cranberry orange quick bread is great for breakfast or a snack Swet orange bread dotted with fresh cranberries and drizzled with a simple orange glaze! This bread is great for gift giving, Christmas brunch, or dessert!

    2 cups flour
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 cup butter, cut into small chunks
    3/4 cup orange juice
    1 tablespoon grated orange zest
    1 egg, beaten
    1 cup chopped cranberries
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 8 1/2×4 1/2-inch loaf pan.
    Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Stir butter into flour mixture until combined. Add orange juice, orange zest, and egg; mix well. Fold in cranberries and walnuts. Spoon batter into the prepared pan.
    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 60 to 75 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.