Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread

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This Vegan Cranberry Orange bread is also gluten-free. It is moist with the perfect texture and blends of tart fresh cranberries and sweet juicy oranges. Easy cranberry orange bread can be made with or without the orange glaze, perfect holiday sweet bread for Christmas brunch.

Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread


Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread

I made this Cranberry Orange  Quick Bread recipe for Thanksgiving but I’m finally getting an opportunity to share it. Like my  Blueberry Pineapple Bread, Strawberry Banana Bread, Lemon Pound Cake, this orange cranberry bread will be a  big hit.

How To Make Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread

So quick and easy to prepare, I used Krusteaz All-purpose Gluten-Free Flour which is now my favorite store-bought blend. I added almond flour which leaves the perfect quick bread texture just like traditional versions. For sweetener, I used organic cane sugar but you can substitute with coconut sugar but your bread will be darker.

I added ground flaxseeds to the orange juice and oil to substitute for eggs. I used fresh cranberries but I’m sure that dried cranberries can work especially when cranberries are not in season.

Easy Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread

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This is by far the best Gluten-Free Vegan Cranberry Orange  Bread, the texture is amazing and the taste is just right, I added almond extract for flavoring and the orange glaze is totally optional.

Best Vegan Cranberry Bread

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 241 kcal / 1007 kJ
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 36 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 20 min
  • Cooking: 1 h 15 min
  • Ready in: 1 h 35 min
  • For:
  • 8 Servings


Orange Glaze (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 baking pan and set aside.
  2. Combine gluten-free flour, sugar, almond flour, orange zest, baking powder, salt in a large bowl, stir well and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix orange juice, oil, flaxseeds, almond flavor. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Fold in cranberries.
  3. Scoop batter into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

For The Glaze

  1. Whisk powdered sugar, orange juice and zest in a medium bowl. Drizzle over cranberry orange bread.


Cranberry Orange Bread

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Doris
    November 29, 2019

    Can I make muffins from this Cranberry, Orange bread?

  2. Anna Goetz
    November 25, 2019

    I made this bread and it is fabulous, I am making it again!!

  3. Moalyne
    December 9, 2018

    Did you use fresh squeeze orange juice from oranges or store bought juice like Tropicana?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 9, 2018

      I have used both since you need the zest then fresh would be better.

  4. Bianca
    December 2, 2018

    Great recipe!

  5. Amber
    December 2, 2018

    I’m going to make it for Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Dawna
    December 2, 2018

    Can you substitute all purpose flour and regular sugar for this recipe?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 2, 2018

      Dawna, I only tested it with gluten-free flour and organic cane sugar.

      • Bridget
        December 8, 2018

        Is the oven temp for a reg or fan oven? I have a fan oven ?

        • Michelle Blackwood
          December 8, 2018

          Although my oven has a setting for convection, I don’t use it. So I only use the regular oven. Still, oven temperatures vary so bake until a toothpick comes out clean.