The batter is a pale tan, but the finished bread is a rich golden brown. The fruit in this easy quick bread helps it stay moist. You can use walnuts in place of the hazelnuts.
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup apple juice
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 large egg
1 1/3 cups chopped fresh cranberries
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 4 ingredients (flours through salt) in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine juice, oil, rind, and egg; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Fold in cranberries, raisins, and hazelnuts.
Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
Fantastic! I used a generous amount of orange rind and I too used orange juice instead of apple juice. Also, I didn't have golden raisins. Subbed it with regular dark raisins and also a handful of dried cranberries. Very flavorful bread. Reminds me of the fruit bread that's made during Christmas. A keeper!
My review just mimics what the others say. This bread is outstanding! Moist and delicious! Everyone who tried it loved it! Like some of the other reviews, I subbed applesauce for the oil and orange juice for the apple juice. A must try!
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