If you want a deliciously moist and sweet dessert bread for the holidays, you must try this Chocolate Chip Cranberry Orange Hazelnut Bread. It is also the perfect way to start your morning!
With 6 kids in the house, my mom was always looking for recipes we would all like. My dad had a huge sweet tooth, so those recipes usually had a sweet element in them. We had a lot of cakes, pies and breads. This was especially true around the holidays. It seemed mom was in the kitchen from November 1st to January 2nd. Oh, the tempting smells that came from that kitchen. We had a pass through from the kitchen to the dining room, and my sister and I would pull up chairs and watch mom cook from the dining room.
My brothers were a bit more brazen and they would just walk into the kitchen and steal a bite here and there. One of our favorite holiday recipes was mom’s Chocolate Chip Cranberry Orange Hazelnut Bread. Another favorite of mom’s I adapted, is my Gluten Free Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread.
Chocolate Chip Cranberry Orange Hazelnut Bread
I love to call this bread the kitchen sink because it has so many ingredients! But, I have to tell you, the combination of flavors creates something so amazing, it will make your mouth sing! Mom would make this for our teachers and would send loaves to my dad’s office. I bet mom would make 25 or more loaves of this If you want a deliciously moist and sweet dessert bread for the holidays, you must try this Chocolate Chip Cranberry Orange Hazelnut Bread.
This recipe actually evolved from mom’s traditional Cranberry Orange Pecan bread. The way mom tells it, she was making her Cranberry Orange Pecan bread and she had chocolate chips sitting out. The chips were for some cookies she was making for something for our school. Mom said dad walked by and grabbed a handful of the chips and tossed them into mom’s batter! She was none too pleased, but the result was quick to become a family favorite. For my family, we love hazelnuts but not so much the pecans, so I replaced mom’s pecans with those. My family asks for this recipe a lot and I make it every year for the kids teachers now.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3?4 cup sugar
- 1 1?2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3?4 teaspoon salt
- 1?2 teaspoon baking soda
- ?4 cup butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1/2 cup orange juice, plus 1 tbsp. (set aside)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup cranberries or craisins
- 1?2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 cup sifted powdered sugar and 1/4 cup orange juice, to make glaze
- Grease loaf pan.
- Combine dry ingredients. Add margarine and mix until crumbly.
- Add 1/2 c orange juice, and egg; stir until moistened Add cranberries, chocolate chips and nuts.
- Pour batter into pan and bake 50 minutes or until a knife comes clean from the center.
- Cool completely and remove from pan
- When cool, Combine remaining orange juice with 1 c sifted powdered sugar. Whisk until well combined and drizzle over loaf.
What is your favorite holiday bread?Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Kelly Hutchinson
Cathy French saysNovember 4, 2015 at 10:24 am
These are not ingredients I would think of being together in any recipe. This looks really good and I’m saving this recipe to try.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysNovember 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm
That sounds incredibly good. I can’t wait to try this.
Liz Mays saysNovember 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm
I would love to try this bread. That flavor combo sounds really good and I’m always down for hazelnut!
Catherine S saysNovember 4, 2015 at 3:33 pm
This bread looks so yummy. I have never made my own bread, thanks for the recipe.
Sarah Bailey saysNovember 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm
Oh yum this sounds absolutely delicious – I could just image having a warm piece with a cup of tea. x
Lois Alter Mark saysNovember 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm
That looks amazing! What a delicious combination of flavors!
Theresa saysNovember 5, 2015 at 8:57 am
The flavor combo does sound amazing! I can just imagine the taste explosion with every bite!
Kristi saysNovember 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm
Wow… that is a lot of flavors going on, I bet it tastes amazing. I am for sure adding this to my “need to try” menu. I can’t wait!
Pam saysNovember 4, 2015 at 4:35 pm
My son in law saw this and wants to try the recipe! Looks tasty!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysNovember 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm
I think this might be the most yummy bread recipe I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to give it a try.
Amber NElson saysNovember 4, 2015 at 9:55 pm
That sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try this.
Amanda || Growing Up Madison saysNovember 4, 2015 at 10:07 pm
Oh man that looks really really good. I think I might have to try and bake this for the holidays.
Kristen from The Road to Domestication saysNovember 4, 2015 at 10:16 pm
OH. MY. GOSH. This looks amazing!!! My favorite is pumpkin bread, but I’ll definitely be giving this one a go!
Chasing Joy saysNovember 4, 2015 at 10:37 pm
This bread sounds like too much. But it looks really yummy though.
Meagan saysNovember 4, 2015 at 10:40 pm
I love things with chocolate and orange in them. I bet this bread is divine!
Ann Bacciaglia saysNovember 5, 2015 at 12:42 am
This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to add it to the bake list for this week. I like to do all my baking on Sundays for the week.
Elizabeth Lampman saysNovember 5, 2015 at 12:43 am
This looks like a great recipe to try. My kids are going to love it. I will have to get the ingredients i need so i can make it this weekend.
Ourfamilyworld saysNovember 5, 2015 at 4:33 am
Oh my goodness, that looks so yummy. I love that this bread is moist. I’m saving your recipe tp try later.
veronica lee saysNovember 5, 2015 at 6:11 am
Mmmmm! This looks soooooooo goooooooooood!
Theresa saysNovember 5, 2015 at 8:03 am
This sounds like such a delicious bread to snack on during a cold fall night. Cuddle up with some hot tea and a slice of this bread and that’s what I call a great night!
Marcie W. saysNovember 5, 2015 at 10:06 am
There is definitely a lot of flavors incorporated in this scrumptious bread and I am sure it has something to please everyone. I have been slacking on my fall baking so I will be using that as an excuse to indulge.
Donna saysNovember 5, 2015 at 11:22 am
I don’t think I have a favorite bread. This one sounds so good though. I like the combination of flavors!
Jeanine saysNovember 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm
What! Cranberry, orange, hazelnut and chocolate chips? Please send me some. This looks amazing I’m going to have to make some for my family!
Anne Burner saysNovember 5, 2015 at 1:33 pm
Wow, that looks yummy! Looks like a perfect homemade gift with the holidays coming up.
Cynthia C saysNovember 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm
I’m always looking for different flavor combinations. This one looks interesting.
Marielle Altenor saysNovember 5, 2015 at 5:31 pm
So much going on in this recipe I really like that. I bet it taste delicious!
Rosey saysNovember 5, 2015 at 5:31 pm
Set me up a cup of coffee. I’m ready to share. 🙂 That looks amazing.
Crystal saysNovember 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm
I try to bake something special for my kids’ teachers once a month. This sounds like the perfect treat!
Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way saysNovember 5, 2015 at 7:24 pm
This recipe sounds amazing. I’m not the best baker but I may have to give this one a try.
Toughcookiemommy saysNovember 5, 2015 at 8:58 pm
I could imagine how delicious this bread is and how good it smells when you take it right out of the oven. I’ve always loved freshly baked bread.
Lisa Rios saysNovember 6, 2015 at 7:09 am
The recipe looks absolutely healthy & delicious that I would love to give it a try right away. The bread looks so yummy & the combination of some awesome flavors makes it the perfect snack to go for.
Kiwi saysNovember 6, 2015 at 12:29 pm
Looks super delicious! What a great combo of flavors!
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysNovember 6, 2015 at 12:32 pm
This sounds so tasty. I have always been a fan of sweet breads, and the hazelnut sounds like the perfect add.
Christie saysNovember 6, 2015 at 5:06 pm
Wow that'[s a whole lot of tasty flavors together in one bread! Hope you saved me a slice!
Amber C. saysNovember 8, 2015 at 10:03 pm
Yummy! I am not a fan of cranberries but the chocolate chips might make up for that lol I can’t wait to try it and find out!
Raijean saysNovember 8, 2015 at 11:21 pm
What a fun recipe! I”m going to have to try this and see how it turns out, we need a new addition.
Anjanette @MommaYoung saysNovember 9, 2015 at 8:57 am
Love that it is baking season, we will have to try this recipe. You had me at orange and cranberry then you sealed the deal with chocolate! Thanks for sharing.
Stacy saysNovember 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm
I would use craisins and I love the idea of the orange juice glaze! I am definitely adding this recipe to my box. Not so sure about the chocolate chips in such a fruity bread, but I will try it once.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly saysNovember 9, 2015 at 11:28 pm
Thanks for sharing the recipe this Chocolate Chip Cranberry Orange Hazelnut Bread looks absolutely delish!
Toni | BoulderLocavore saysNovember 13, 2015 at 9:52 am
I love a good quick bread around the holidays and you have made one with my favorite flavor combinations! I need to start thinking about this myself.
Hannah C saysFebruary 15, 2017 at 11:06 pm
This looks really great!
mycraftingworld saysMay 26, 2017 at 6:32 am
I know this is mainly made around the holidays but I love a fruit bread any time of the year. Warmed up with a spray of butter, add a cup of coffee and you have a great a start to any morning.
tara pittman saysSeptember 11, 2017 at 9:02 pm
I recently added cranberries to my pumpkin bread and it was awesome. I love pumpkin season.
Karly saysSeptember 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm
DROOL. I can’t even imagine how good this would make the whole house smell, let alone how good it would taste! Love it!