Orange Nut Bread

Orange Nut Bread

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My grandma used to make Orange Nut Bread every Christmas. I like to make it every year to think of her, and to use as a holiday food gift. The orange flavor and pecans are perfect paired with a nice cup of warm tea. 

 

Use Orange Nut Bread as Gifts

Aluminum Mini Loaf Pan

If you’d like to make some as a gift for your friends or family, you may either bake the batter in small or mini disposable pans or by using a mini loaf pan. Then once the bread has cooled completely, simply wrap it in plastic wrap, followed by tinfoil to keep it nice and fresh.

I like to use colored plastic wrap in green or red for Christmas.

You may also freeze the loaves ahead of time, allowing them to thaw before giving as gifts. Be sure to mark the outside of the tinfoil with the name of the bread, for your benefit as well as the gift recipient.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make This Recipe

  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • orange zest
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • orange juice
  • whole milk
  • vegtable oil
  • large egg
  • chopped pecans

For the Glaze:

  • powdered sugar
  • orange juice

 

Instructions for This Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the table or counter. Grease or spray 2 medium loaf pans or 4 mini loaf pans. Grate the orange zest. Chop the pecans.

Using a large mixing bowl, whisk to combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, orange zest, baking powder, and salt.

Create a hole in the center and add to it the orange juice, whole milk, vegetable oil, and large egg. Mix on medium speed just until incorporated, 20-30 seconds. Fold in the chopped pecans.

Pour into prepared loaf pans. Bake in preheated oven 55-60 minutes until center of loaves are set and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and finish cooling on a wire rack.

To Prepare the Glaze:

Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle glaze over warm loaves and sprinkle with colored sugar.

This recipe will make 2 medium loaves or 4 mini loaves.

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Recipe for Orange Nut Bread

Orange Nut Bread

My grandma used to make Orange Nut Bread every Christmas. I like to make it every year to think of her, and to use as a holiday food gift. The orange flavor and pecans are perfect paired with a nice cup of warm tea.
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Course: Breads, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Baking, Oranges, Pecans, Quick Breads, Tea Party
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 24

Equipment

Grater/Zester
Nut Chopper
Mini Loaf Pan
Glass Loaf Pan

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons orange zest grated
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons orange juice.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the table or counter. Grease or spray 2 medium loaf pans or 4 mini loaf pans. Grate the orange zest. Chop the pecans.
  • Using a large mixing bowl, whisk to combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, orange zest, baking powder, and salt.
  • Create a hole in the center and add to it the orange juice, whole milk, vegetable oil, and large egg. Mix on medium speed just until incorporated, 20-30 seconds. Fold in the chopped pecans.
  • Pour into prepared loaf pans. Bake in preheated oven 55-60 minutes until center of loaves are set and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Prepare the Glaze:

  • Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle glaze over warm loaves and sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • Makes 2 medium loaves or 4 mini loaves.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
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