baking with mamawolfe: Glowie’s Cranberry Bread

One of my favorite kids in the whole world is named Gloria – we call her Glowie for short.  She’s the kind of kid that is quiet on the outside, but full of life on the inside. We’re related.
A couple of years ago my kids and I spent some time at her house – it was back when she was in preschool.  We don’t see each other too often; she lives 500 miles away (California is a big state).  Ever since I can remember, one of the ways I’ve bonded with kids is through baking.  Sure enough, Glowie’s mom felt the same way, and she had just pulled a loaf of this delicious orange-cranberry bread out of the oven.
One taste, and we were goners.  My kids and I helped to quickly devour the entire loaf!  Since then, Glowie’s Cranberry Bread recipe (straight from her preschool) has become a treat in our house.  It’s easy to double, and you can adjust the sugar amount up or down depending on your taste.  We like it on the less-sweet side ourselves.  I guarantee that if you have a kid in the kitchen with you, you’ll make some happy memories with Glowie’s Cranberry Bread recipe.
You’ll need:
2 c. flour
1 c. sugar (decrease if desired)
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 c. softened butter
1 egg, beaten
1 t. grated orange peel
3/4 c. orange juice
1 1/2 c. fresh cranberries, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift dry ingredients together.

Cut in butter.

Add egg, orange peel, and orange juice all at once.

Stir ingredients together.

Fold in cranberries.

Spoon into greased 9x5x3″ loaf pan.

Bake at 350 for approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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