This easy cranberry bread recipe is loaded with fresh cranberries for a sweet and tart quick bread that your whole family will devour. Big thanks to Feed A Bee for sponsoring this post.
When I was a kid, we always had that ubiquitous can of cranberry glop on our Thanksgiving table. As far as I can recall, no one ever actually ate the perfectly round slices of goo, but someone put it out every year anyway. Traditions, man.
This led to me growing up never having had a cranberry. I associated them with the glop and I just couldn’t bring myself to try them. Until, one day, someone made homemade cranberry sauce sweetened with maple syrup and I just put on my big girl pants and gave it a try.
Y’all. Cranberries are life.
Anyway, have you heard of the Feed A Bee initiative? They’re working hard to plant forage for bees across all 50 states by the end of 2018. They’ve already distributed over 3 billion wildflowers over the last two years! But, as I’m sure you’ve heard, the bees still need help.
Bees need diverse food just like we do. They eat nectar and pollen from flowers – and one of the biggest challenges facing bees today is finding enough food. The good news is, you can help them! By planting pollinator-attractant plants and gardens around the country, everyone can help feed the bees.
What do cranberries and bees have to do with each other? Well, believe it or not, a lot (like A LOT) of our favorite foods are pollinated by bees! They play a major role in pollinating strawberries, coffee, apples, pumpkins, squash, onions, and so much more!
So, I created this cranberry bread to help celebrate bees!
I hope that you’ll visit FeedABee.com to learn more and use #FeedABee to spread awareness to help feed the pollinators that help feed us. Whether you plant a huge garden or just put a flower pot on your back deck, everyone can help save the bees by planting pollinator-attractant flowers that supply the pollen and nectar they need to survive.
This sweet cranberry bread recipe is loaded with fresh cranberries and topped with a simple streusel topping. I’m such a sucker for all things streusel!
Cranberry Bread Recipe
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