Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 4 mini loaf pans, or one standard loaf pan.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and spices together in a large mixing bowl. Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and stir in the orange extract, applesauce and milk.
Fold in the cranberries and orange zest.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared mini loaf pans, or pour it into the regular loaf pan.
Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees F for mini loaves, 45-50 minutes for a regular loaf, or until a knife inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before sliding a knife around the rim and flipping the bread out of the pan and onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Try this tasty holiday recipe for Cranberry Orange Mini Quick Bread.