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Orange Juice Bread

Orange Juice Bread is a delicious quick bread recipe made with orange juice! This delicious bread is easy to make and has the most amazing orange flavor, especially with the simple orange glaze on top.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Quick Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange juice bread
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 251kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • zest from one lemon
  • zest from one orange

Orange Juice Bread Glaze

  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • orange zest (if desired)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the beaten eggs and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until combined. Add in the orange juice and the milk, mixing just until combined. Stir in the lemon and orange zest.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 9X5" pan and bake for about 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, drizzle the glaze on top.

How to make a simple orange glaze

  • Mix melted butter, powdered sugar, orange juice and a little more orange zest in a small bowl with a fork until smooth. Add a little bit of milk (or orange juice) if you want a runnier glaze. Drizzle over the top of the cooled bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg