Spiced Cranberry Molasses Bread
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 2 loaves of bread
A gorgeous spiced bread to bake with fresh cranberries this season!
One week before:
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit
  • ½ cup brandy
for the bread:
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, softened
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  1. One week before, soak the nuts, dried fruit, and brandy in an airtight container. Store until you're ready to bake.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F and grease two loaf pans.
  3. To make bread, cream the butter, coconut oil, apple sauce, and brown sugar until fluffy.
  4. Incorporate the eggs, cranberries and molasses.
  5. Add all of the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
  6. Pour batter into loaf pans and bake for 40-50 minutes.
Recipe by Cooking with Books at https://www.cookingwithbooks.net/2015/01/spiced-cranberry-molasses-bread.html