Friday, May 15, 2015

Orange Cranberry Loaf

After spending countless hours looking at picture of food, salivating all over my monitor in the search of a recipe to try, I found this Orange Cranberry Loaf from: “She bakes here

The original recipe calls for 3/4 Cup of sugar that I replaced with 1/2 Cup of Trevia.
The next time I bake this loaf, I won't bother with the orange zest. I didn't find it added to the taste and there is plenty of Orange juice.
I will also try the same recipe using raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, what-ever-berries I have and maybe push the envelope further and add a bit of unsweetened chocolate.
When the loaf got out of the oven, I invited our neighbors for testing purposes. I have rarely seen them move this fast ha ha ha. All of us enjoyed it but then again who would not enjoy a warm loaf just out of the oven? 

So in my recipe book, this was a success!
Orange Cranberry Loaf


·         1 cup all-purpose flour
·         1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
·         1 1/2 tsp baking powder
·         1/2 tsp sea salt
·         1/2 cup of Trevia
·         1 tsp cinnamon
·         1 egg
·         1/4 cup vegetable oil
·         3/4 cup pure orange juice
·         2 tsp orange zest
·         2 cups frozen cranberries

1.      Preheat your oven to 375*F. Spray your loaf pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
2.      In a large bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, whole wheat pastry flour (if using), baking powder, sea salt, trevia and cinnamon. Set aside.

3.      In a small bowl, beat the egg and add oil, pure orange juice and orange zest.

4.      Create a well in the dry ingredients bowl and pour in the wet ingredients mixture. Using a wooden spoon, stir together until no flour is visible. Gently fold in frozen cranberries.

5.      Spoon the mixture into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

6.      Remove pan from the oven and let cool on a wired rack. Seriously, I don't think this step will EVER happen!

In my search I can't tell you how many times I came across brownies recipes. This seems to be everyone’s passion.
I bought some Chia seeds and Quinoa. This is new to us, so I'll see what I can do with those 2 new ingredients next week. If youre using them and have a good recipe, please let me know, I would love to give it a try.
Have a great weekend.


  1. I use both of those seeds. They grind nicely into flours (or if you'd rather floors). The chia makes an interesting pudding as well.

    Congrats on your baking success!

    1. You know me Ivy, I always keep the pedal to the flour :)

  2. Also the chia is a great thing to mix into a drink and flush out toxins.


    1. You see, this is why she's Wonder Woman. You can always count on her to share really cool info about food.

    2. 'Flush out' and 'whoosh' in the same comment... now I really worry about the benefits of Chia LOL

      I agree Martha, Wonder Women (with or without her red boots) is one cool source of food info :)

    3. Have you tried eating them yet? They get this little gel around each one. I did them once on a Friday Question, What Am I? They are pretty cool little seeds.

      PS: I love them in muffins, too.

    4. Haven't try any of them yet, probably I'll do something on our return form our daughter moved. I read that you can add Chia in salad.

  3. That looks DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!


    1. I hate to say that because you missed the opportunity of the try out but it was YUMMY and DELICIOUS!

      Maybe one day, I'll made some for you girls :)

  4. I can smell the delicious aroma's ..... coming over the internet !

    Congrats on your baking.

    All the best Jan

    1. Oh sorry Jan, I should have close window! LOL

  5. Too bad you're so far; I would have come right over. Invited or not :)

    That is a great recipe; very easy. And if you want more, go here:

    I have been following this site forever. The woman who runs it creates the most amazing recipes that are low on calories and fat but big on taste. I've made many of the things she shares and they are delicious. She even has a book published. If you haven't run across this website yet, you must visit!

    1. It's not that far... 2 hours! But by the time you would I get here, the loaf would have been cooler. Personally I think it was better cold.

      WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME??? is SO addictive! Thanks Martha, I'm probably going to spend a lot of time over there!