Holiday Bread Soda

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How to make holiday bread with baking soda.

Holiday Bread made with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda has cinnamon, cranberries, orange zest, and pistachios to really get you in a festive mood!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped pistachios


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans.
  2. In a small bowl, blend orange zest with the sugar, rubbing it in well until sugar is fragrant and faintly orange.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, zest-filled sugar, baking powder, Baking Soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together orange juice, oil, and egg until well blended.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well, but do not overmix.
  6. Fold in cranberries and nuts.
  7. Spread batter evenly in loaf pan(s). Bake for 55 minutes (25-30 for mini loaves) or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.


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