Cranberry-Ginger Kefir Bread

November 25, 2019


This Cranberry-Ginger Kefir bread makes a delicious Fall breakfast, and pairs perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee. Plus, this bread is brimming with nutrient superstars, like cranberries, whole grains and kefir.

Cranberry-Ginger Kefir Bread

New twist on cranberry bread, made with sweet orange zest, candied ginger and protein-rich kefir.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 loaf


  • 1.5 cup whole wheat flour
  • 0.75 cup rolled oats
  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground flax seed
  • 1.5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 0.5 tsp. kosher salt
  • 0.25 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 small orange, zested
  • 0.75 cup plain low-fat kefir
  • 0.25 cup orange juice
  • 1 each egg
  • 0.25 cup candied ginger
  • 1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)


  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Lightly oil or spray 9"x5" loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, flax seeds, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground ginger; stir to mix. Cut butter into dry ingredients and mix until slightly crumbly. Add orange zest, kefir, orange juice and egg; mix until just combined. Fold in ginger and cranberries.
  • Add mixture to loaf pan. Bake until cooked through and golden, about 50 minutes. Cool pan on cooling rack. Slice and enjoy.
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