Cranberry Orange BreadFor the Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange BreadFor the Cranberry Orange Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar substitute (e.g., Stevia or monk fruit)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Orange Glaze:

1/2 cup powdered sugar substitute (e.g., powdered erythritol)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Step 1: Preparing the Batter

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix these dry ingredients until well incorporated.

Step 2: Incorporating Wet Ingredients

Add chopped fresh cranberries and the zest of one orange to the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together freshly squeezed orange juice, unsweetened applesauce, eggs, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, stirring gently until just combined. Be cautious not to overmix to maintain the bread’s tender texture.

Step 3: Baking to Perfection

Transfer the batter into a greased and floured loaf pan, spreading it evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the Cranberry Orange Bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4: Glazing Elegance

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar substitute, freshly squeezed orange juice, and orange zest to create a luscious glaze. Once the bread has cooled, drizzle the orange glaze over the top, allowing it to set for a few minutes before slicing.

Step 5: Serving and Enjoying

Slice the Cranberry Orange Bread into generous portions, reveling in the enticing aroma and vibrant colors. Serve each slice as a delightful treat for breakfast, brunch, or a wholesome snack.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/12 of the loaf)
Calories: 120
Total Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 25mg
Sodium: 150mg
Total Carbohydrates: 25g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 3g
Weight Watchers SmartPoints:

Each serving is equivalent to 4 SmartPoints.