I didn't wanna waste the orange after zesting it for my Spring Cookies so what did I do? Make bread, of course! This bread was moist and so fresh-tasting! I got the idea from the Sunkist website and added my own touch with the cranberries and nuts. Look at the beautiful colors!
1 orange unpeeled
½ c orange juice
2½ c all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp salt
1¼ c sugar
¼ c butter or margarine, melted
½ c chopped walnuts or pecans
½ c dried cranberries
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut orange into large chunks. In a blender, combine orange chunks and juice; blend until almost smooth.
2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, and butter; beat until smooth. Add orange mixture and dry ingredients, stirring just until blended. Stir in the walnuts and cranberries. Pour into a greased 9 X 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.