Cranberry-Orange Tea Loaf

Adapted from The Essential Baker, by Carole Bloom

Dry Ingredients:
     2 cups white whole wheat flour
     3/4 cup sugar
     1 1/4 tsp baking powder
     1/4 tsp baking soda
     1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients:
     1 large egg
     2/3 cup vanilla yogurt
     1/3 cup fresh orange juice (from approx. 2 oranges)
     zest of 2 oranges
     6 Tbsp butter, melted
Mix-In:
     2 cups frozen cranberries (I always freeze several bags each fall so I can have cranberries year-round)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a glass loaf pan with butter or cooking spray. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. 

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir just until combined. Gently fold in cranberries. Spread batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan. 

Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees. Then, lower the oven to 325 degrees and bake an additional 50 minutes. (Since everyone's oven is different, start checking at 40 minutes to be on the safe side.)  Loaf is ready when the exterior is a deep golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Remove loaf from the oven and let cool 15-20 minutes in the pan before turning the loaf out onto a cooling rack. 

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