Orange Cranberry Quick Bread USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5, Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 6
Want a new tasty grain option for breakfast? Try this whole grain-rich quick bread that is full of orange flavor and cranberries.
⅛ cup fruit
1¼ oz eq grains
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
3.25 from 8 votes

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • Spray a loaf pan (8½" x 4½" x ½") with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine cranberries and 2 Tbsp sugar. Toss and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to mix well.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, and orange extract. Whisk until well-blended. Wash hands after touching uncooked eggs.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix. Do not over-mix.
  • With a rubber spatula, fold the coated cranberries into the dough.
  • Pour dough into loaf pan and bake for 50–55 minutes.
  • Cut pan into 6 even pieces.
  • Serve 1 piece.


Nutrition Facts
Orange Cranberry Quick Bread USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 piece Orange Cranberry Quick-Bread
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 131mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 31g10%
Dietary Fiber 3g13%
Total Sugars 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide
  • Contains eggs and wheat (flour).
  • To verify bread is done, insert a wooden toothpick into the center of the bread. If wet batter sticks to the toothpick, the bread needs more baking time.
  • The  symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook, Method C.
Yield / Volume