Cranberry Orange Mini Loaves

Cranberry Orange Mini LoavesI think cranberries and oranges should get together and make babies.  They would be like oranges with bright red seeds, or like cranberries with bursts of orange juice inside, or like little bite-sized orange balls of tart happiness that are harvested from the orchards by floods…or something.  Yeah, I think I even lost myself there with that one.

Anyway, these were kind of a kitchen clean-out mish-mash to use up the last of the OJ that nearly killed Scott and some cranberries that just happened to be chillin’ in the fridge.  So there you go.  And here you are:

2 c Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Orange Extract
1/4 c Butter, melted
1 c Sugar
1 Egg
3/4 c Orange Juice
1 c Dried Cranberries

Preheat oven to 350. Spray four mini loaf pans with nonstick spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.  Set aside.

In another bowl, stir together the extracts, butter, sugar, egg, and orange juice.  Add these combined ingredients to the flour mixture and stir together just until combined. Stir in the cranberries and transfer the glop to the prepared pans.

Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes.  Use a toothpick to check them–they’re ready when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Yield: 4 Mini Loaves…or you could make one big one if you want it to be SO not as cute…

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