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Healthy low-sugar quickbread recipe

Orange Cranberry Oat Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of pitted dates soaked in water
  • 1 cup of low-fat milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries
  • cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in one bowl.

  3. In a food processor, combine the orange zest, orange juice, egg, vanilla, vegetable oil, dates, milk and maple syrup. Process until smooth.

  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Evenly pour the mixture into the loaf pan. Top the bread with the oats.

  6. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes (or until golden brown). At the end of cooking, stick a knife into the center of the loaf to check for doneness. If there is no residue on the knife, the loaf is cooked. If the knife is sticky, place the loaf back in the oven for 3-5 minutes.