Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

I had grandiose ideas.

Yes, I had done the The Twelve Days of Christmas for 2010 and I had done fourteen Christmas gift posts last year.

This year promised to bring posts on Gifts from the Kitchen 2012.”   I had even written many drafts, some  as far back as January 2012.   I had lots of things on my Christmas board in Pinterest.    Again, I had grandiose goals.

The best laid plans…..

This year’s posts were haphazard at best.

I have no excuse.    Yes, work was busy and hectic and stressful.   Enough said.   The blog was not a priority.   Life got in the way.

As Christmas has come and gone, I still feel in the mood to bake and give.

So, here is a gift from me to you.    Forgive the belatedness.

Fresh grated ginger, fresh cranberries, and lemon zest.

Fresh grated ginger, fresh cranberries, and lemon zest.


Cranberry Ginger Whole Wheat Quick Bread

3 c. fresh cranberries
1 1/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. canola oil
1/2 c. 2% milk
2 t. lemon zest (about one large lemon)
1 t. grated fresh ginger
4 large farm fresh eggs
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c. fine whole wheat flour
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. fine sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray two loaf pans (8″x4″) with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, stir cranberries, sugar, oil, milk, zest, ginger, vanilla, eggs and pecans with a large spoon until well mixed.2012-12-24 11.16.14

In a separate medium sized bowl, whisk together flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until just incorporated.   Divide evenly into the two loaf pans.

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Bake one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.   Cool 10 minutes in pans.2012-12-24 12.20.51

Using a kitchen knife, loosen all sides and gently remove bread from pan.    Place loaves on cooling racks and cool completely.

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Wrap tightly.   Freeze one and then slice and serve the rest.


Since I have a blessed two weeks off, I am (rest assured) beginning to plan my Christmas posts for next year.    🙂

Happy New Year!


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