Have you ever baked a loaf? Okay, but have you ever baked a loaf inside a jar? That’s right. We’re taking the cute-ness level up a notch with these cranberry-orange loaves in a jar! Perfect for that January treat day (because new year, new you is hopefully at the gym, right?).

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CRANBERRY-ORANGE LOAF RECIPE

Ingredients

1 ½ c flour
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 c sugar
1 Tb orange zest
½ c sour cream
½ c buttermilk
½ c vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c fresh or frozen cranberries

shortening (for greasing)
Tall mason jars

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F and move the oven trays to fit the height of the jars. Then, grease 3, 750mL mason jars (or 3, 500mL mason jars) with shortening.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

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In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar, zest, sour cream, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla until smooth.

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Add wet into dry and stir until combined.

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Add in cranberries and stir to incorporate.

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Pour batter into prepared jars and place directly onto oven rack.

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Bake for about 50-60 min until a long toothpick comes out clean. Don’t be alarmed if the bread expands over the rim of the jar, it will settle back down when cooling.

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Remove from oven and let it cool completely. Once cooled, screw the lid on and store refrigerated for up to a week or at room temperature for up to 2 days. Don’t worry if the loaves initially exceed the height of the jar, they will deflate as they cool!

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For the final touch or to turn this into a gift, tie some ribbon and a name tag around the rim of the jar.

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