This post sponsored by Ocean Spray and Concord Foods, all opinions 100% my own
I absolutely LOVE the holidays. I am the entertainer, preparing Thanksgiving dinner for my family and friends and a large breakfast on Christmas morning. Everyone asks if I get stressed, but I don’t. What is there to stress about? I’m with my children, husband, friends and close family, we are all together, sadly, that only happens a few times a year. We catch up, play board games and best of all eat great food!
Since I do a majority of the cooking I like to plan ahead, prepare ahead and keep things simple. I love to make everything homemade, but if there are products to make life easier, make cooking quicker and tastes homemade, I’m all for it!
Concord Foods and Ocean Spray have the perfect solution for busy holiday cooking that will bring the flavors of fall fresh out of the oven, without any fuss. Delicious, moist and “almost” homemade cranberry bread! You’re going to cheat a bit here, but shh don’t tell anyone because this bread tastes homemade nobody will ever know it came from a boxed bread mix.
Hello Concord Foods Fresh Cranberry Bread Mix
Hello Fresh Ocean Spray Cranberries
These two products, an egg and water are going to give you a bread that is perfect for holiday entertaining.
If you have been in your produce aisle at the grocers lately then you know fresh cranberries are in season. This nutritious fruit is in my fridge until I can no longer buy them, I absolutely LOVE cranberries, no jelly stuff for me. When cranberries hit shelves, I know the holidays are right around the corner. What better way to celebrate this antioxidant rich food, then with a bread. An easy fresh cranberry bread.
Easy Fresh Cranberry Bread Recipe
(1) 14.1 oz box Concord Foods Fresh Cranberry Bread Mix
1 cup Ocean Spray fresh cranberries-chopped (note you can also use Craisins® Dried Cranberries. Simply pre-soak for 20 minutes)
1 large egg
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Heat oven 375. Grease and lightly flour an 8×4 loaf pan. Mix bread mix pouch contents with water and egg by hand until smooth (approx 2-3 minutes).
Fold chopped cranberries into batter. Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
Look how moist
Look at those cranberries
This bread is excellent, with just the right amount of sweetness but tart from the fresh cranberries, better than any box mix I’ve ever had. I love that Concord Foods uses wheat flour with a hint of orange in their mix. You won’t find partially hydrogenated soybean oil, or artificial flavors or an alarming ingredient label either. And yes I’m saying this since I’m the health freak right now:) This bread tasted fresh, something I would serve my loved ones and I will be!
Save $1.00 on fresh Ocean Spray cranberries when you purchase Concord Foods Cranberry Bread Mix or Sweet Potato Casserole Mix. These great mixes are available in grocery stores across the U.S. And be sure to stock up before December 31st as it is only available during the cranberry harvest season!
Giveaway! Win a kit to make this delicious and easy cranberry bread which includes a brand new Calphalon Loaf Pan!