A nice basic recipe I would add the zest of both oranges to give this bread more zip. I'd also use white whole wheat flour - just my preference. Pros: whole wheat flour and flax seeds Cons: needs more zip
Whole Flax Seeds are NO Flax Seeds This looks great but I'll use less sugar. And flax seeds must be GROUND and refrigerated after opening if you plan to get their health benefits! It's easy to find ground flax. Why refrigerate? the healthy oils in nuts and seeds begin oxidizing after opening which forms free radicals turning a health food into an unhealthy one.
Modified many small things loved! I modified it a lot but nothing... structural? Besides making them muffins but what I mean is the base was unchanged. I loved this recipe. Modifications: Made 24 muffins (they were small I might do 18 next time) Baked for 20 minutes (could bake less would next time) Kept cranberries whole (LOVE this) Added 1/3 cup whole flax omitted the walnuts Used all orange juice from the fridge (1/2 cup could use a tad more) Added 1.5 tsp almond extract (I was afraid of the blandness a few people were talking about) Added more zest about a half tbsp I recommend it! If you make 24 small cupcakes the calories per serving stay the same (there are 24 slices accounted for in the three loafs). But they're small. If you do 18 they would be 160 cals each.
It sounds like this recipe needs some punch. It may be much improved with a sour element such as orange or lemon zest and/or a shredded granny smith apple. I'll also try adding almond extract maple flavoring a tsp. allspice and a heavy grating of fresh nutmeg.... hmm what about chopped crystallized ginger?