Other than peppermint and eggnog, my favorite holiday flavor is cranberry.  It’s just not the Christmas season without cranberry bread, at least in my kitchen.

I make multiple loaves of cranberry bread every year, usually with a bit of orange zest or orange juice thrown into the batter. It’s a timeless flavor combination, amIright?

But this year, I wanted to try something just a little bit different.

Nothing too wild, though, because really….I just like a traditional cranberry loaf.  Boring, but true.

And I don’t skimp on the berries, either. I like my loaf full of ’em, and I am too lazy to cut them up like to leave my berries whole.

Pretty!

And guess what?  This bread doesn’t use any oil or butter.  Wanna know what I used instead?

Greek yogurt.  Specifically, Chobani Honey Greek yogurt.

The substitution of this thick Greek yogurt for the butter gives this bread a super soft texture. Plus, Greek yogurt is packed with protein, so this is practically a health food.

Errrr….at least it was until I slathered it with some cranberry honey butter.

Oh, yeah.

Orange Cranberry Bread {with Honey}
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup Chobani Greek Honey yogurt or other low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cranberries (mine were small, so I left them whole)
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x4x2 inch loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in orange zest. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with a fork. Stir in milk and yogurt. Add mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in cranberries.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely.

Have a great Tuesday, everyone! And be sure to stop by tomorrow to link up what’s in your kitchen this week!

I’m partying here.

XO, Ashley