Enjoy the tartness of cranberries with a refreshing orange flavor in a tantalizing breakfast bread. See tip for baking in mini loaf pans for a terrific gift idea.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in large bowl. Set aside.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add orange peel, orange juice and eggs; mix well. Gradually add to flour mixture, mixing just until moistened. Gently stir in cranberries and almonds. Pour batter into greased 9x5-inch loaf pan
Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
To use dried cranberries: Place 1 cup dried cranberries in 2 cups boiling water. Cover. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain before adding to batter.
To prepare in mini loaf pans: Pour batter evenly into 3 greased 5 1/2x3-inch mini-loaf pans. Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Test Kitchen Tip: For easier slicing, wrap bread in plastic wrap and store overnight before slicing.