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Cranberry Orange Loaves
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3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

1 cup low fat plain yogurt

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup coarsely chopped orange-flavored sweetened dried cranberries  

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Coarse grain or sparkling sugar, if desired

Orange Butter

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 tablespoons orange marmalade

 *Substitute coarsely chopped regular sweetened dried cranberries.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 3 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, 1/3 cup butter, orange juice and orange zest in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add yogurt and eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining bread ingredients except coarse grain sugar. Continue beating just until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Spread batter into prepared pans; sprinkle each with coarse sugar, if desired. Bake 30-34 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes; remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all orange butter ingredients in small bowl; beat at low speed until well mixed. Serve with sliced bread.

Tip #1

- Bread can be baked in 1 (9x5-inch) loaf pan. Bake at 350°F. for 43 to 47 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Tip #2

- For easy slicing and to keep bread moist, wrap cooled bread tightly in plastic food wrap until ready to serve. Slice with sharp serrated knife.

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