Cranberry Orange Flax Loaf

This loaf is incredibly moist and also low in fat – only 4 grams per slice.  The ground flaxseed on top resembles brown sugar and gets a nutty flavour after baking.

Cranberry Orange Flax Loaf


Quantity Ingredients
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp whole flaxseed
1/2 cup low fat yogurt
1/4 cup light ricotta cheese
1 large egg
2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp / 15 ml grated orange zest
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed


Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC).

Grease and flour a 5 x 9 inch (2 L) loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, cranberries, baking powder and baking soda.

In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, ricotta cheese, egg, orange juice concentrate, orange zest, oil and vanilla extract.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mixing just enough to combine. Pour batter into loaf pan.  Sprinkle ground flaxseed on top.

Bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through (when a knife instered in the centre comes out clean).

Serves 9. 1 serving = 1-inch slice

Per serving: 178 cal, 5 g pro, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 33 g carb, 2 g fibre, 23 mg chol, 152 mg sodium

Good source of: vitamin K

Source: Foods that Fight Disease