Fresh Orange Quick Bread

Fresh Orange Quick Bread

1 orange

2 eggs, room temperature

1 stick butter, room temperature (½ cup)

1½ cups sugar

½ cup orange juice + ¼ cup

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

3 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 375℉. Line one 9” x 5” loaf pan with parchment paper.

Zest orange. Place on a flat surface and, using a knife with a flat blade, minced finely. Set aside. Pulse remaining orange in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.

Cream eggs, butter and sugar together with a mixer until pale. Add orange zest, orange puree, ½ cup orange juice and vanilla. Mix until smooth.

Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to sugar mixture and blend until smooth

Place batter into loaf pan and bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes.

Immediately after taking the bread out of the oven, drizzle the top with ¼ orange juice, going slowly enough to allow the juice to soak into the top of the bread.

10 servings, 350 calories per serving

Hack: For smaller loaves (for freezing or giving away!), divide batter between two 6’ x 4” loaf pans lined with parchment paper and bake for 40-45 minutes. Alternately, line 24 muffin cups with muffin papers. Divide batter between cups and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Hack: To easily zest a whole orange, use a vegetable peeler. Lay unused zest in a single layer and freeze. Store, tightly wrapped, in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Hack: Puree any leftover oranges in the blender or food processor for use in recipes such as cakes, cookies or breads. 1 orange yields about ⅓ cup, which can be sealed in a bag and stored in the freezer.

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4 Replies to “Fresh Orange Quick Bread”

  1. Do you use whole oranges in this recipe? I love making this kind of bread for the holidays and I just made it for thanksgiving. I do love how you have this recipe super easy and it goes right to the recipe where other sites have to talk a lot about the recipe and you scroll like half the page and get to the recipe, Lol, I love this and might try it out for Christmas this year.

    Wonderful recipe too! keep it up. 


    1. Yes, I use whole oranges in this.  Zest the outer peel and puree the remainder in a blender. 

      I hope you and your guest enjoy this recipe!

  2. Thank you for sharing this information. Since I started reading your website, I have known many recipes I can easily try at home. Like the brown beans recipes you last posted, I made it and it came out well. I wouldn’t mind trying this and will tell you the outcome of my next comment.


    1. Thank you for your comments and I’m happy that you find my recipes to your liking!  I absolutely love this decadent quick bread.  Please let me know how you like it!!

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