For the Bread
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup canola oil, or other neutral tasting oil
- ½ cup orange juice
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries
For the Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
To Make the Bread
- Preheat the oven to 350°F, and grease a 9 x 5 – inch loaf pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Set aside.2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt
- In a separate small bowl, use a spoon to mix the sugar and orange zest until the sugar becomes light orange in color. Set aside.1 cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon orange zest
- Take a third large bowl and whisk the buttermilk, oil, orange juice, eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and the orange zest/sugar mixture, and whisk until just combined. Don’t overmix!½ cup buttermilk½ cup canola oil½ cup orange juice2 large eggs1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Next, add the cranberries and use a wooden spoon or spatula to stir until well incorporated.1 ½ cups fresh cranberries
- Transfer the batter to the greased loaf pan. Place in the oven and baked for 65-75 minutes. If the bread begins to brown too quickly, place a piece of aluminum foil loosely over the top to prevent burning.
- The bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a very light crumb. Remove the bread from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before transferring from the pan to a cooling rack.
To Make the Glaze
- While the bread cools, make the glaze.
- In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar and orange juice. 1 cup powdered sugar2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
- Whisk or use a hand mixer on low until the glaze is smooth and creamy. Adjust the amount of orange juice to reach desired consistency.
- After the bread cools completely, drizzle the glaze over the top, slice, and serve.
- Scroll up and see the post for tips, frequently asked questions, and storage options.
*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 slice of bread (one tenth of the loaf). Actual calories will vary.
Here are some tips that might help you on your weight loss journey with WW:
Understand the Points System:
Familiarize yourself with how WW assigns points to different foods. Foods that are higher in calories and lower in nutritional value will generally have higher points.
Plan your meals ahead of time to ensure you have a balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates.
Prepare healthy snacks to have on hand when hunger strikes.
Pay attention to portion sizes. Even healthy foods can contribute to weight gain if you eat too much of them.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Sometimes our bodies can mistake thirst for hunger.
Include Lean Proteins:
Protein-rich foods can help you feel full and satisfied. Include sources like lean meats, fish, eggs, and plant-based proteins in your meals.
Load Up on Veggies:
Vegetables are low in points and high in nutrients. Incorporate a variety of colorful vegetables into your meals.
Choose Whole Foods:
Opt for whole, minimally processed foods. They often have fewer points and are more nutrient-dense.
Limit Added Sugars:
Foods high in added sugars can have higher point values. Be mindful of sweets and opt for natural sources of sweetness when possible.
Choose smart snacks that are satisfying but won’t use up too many points. Examples include Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, or a small handful of nuts.
Track Your Points:
Consistently track your food intake using the WW app or a journal. This can help you stay accountable and make adjustments as needed.
Incorporate Physical Activity:
Exercise can earn you additional points, and it’s essential for overall health. Find activities you enjoy to make it a sustainable part of your routine.
Be Mindful of Zero-Point Foods:
While many fruits and vegetables are zero points, be mindful not to overeat them. Listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues.