The Ultimate Glazed Orange Bread

Wendy Rusch


I love when I try a recipe or fix up an old one and something like this comes of it!

I found an old recipe in an old church cookbook (which I love to find at thrift shops) and changed a couple minor things...And wow! This is the best orange bread I have ever had!
Happy Baking!!!


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  • 2 c
  • 4
  • 1 c
    oil, vegetable or canola
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • ·
    zest of 2 oranges, you will use the juice in glaze
  • 2 c
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    ginger powder, optional
  • 1 1/2 c
    dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips, optional

  • ·
    juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 1/2-2 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make The Ultimate Glazed Orange Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 2 - 9x5 loaf pans and line bottom with parchment paper. (I actually used 2 8x4 pans and 1 - 5 3/4x3 pan)
  2. In a mixing bowl, add sugar and eggs, beat on medium high for 3-5 minutes or until creamy and pale yellow. On medium speed, drizzle in oil until fully incorporated, then add vanilla, buttermilk and zest, mixing well.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and ginger, mixing until just well combined. Stir in chips, if using. Divide batter between the pans and bake large pans for 55-65 minutes. Medium pans for 50-55 minutes and small pan for 40-45 minutes. (I like to place my pans on an air bake cookie sheet, then the bottoms don't get so browned.)
  4. Allow bread to cool 5 minutes in pans, remove to cooling racks. Whisk together orange juice and powdered sugar, drizzle over warm loaves, try to cover tops completely, allowing extra to run over the edges, scrape up the extra off the counter and drizzle over top again, if desired. (I did)
  5. Allow to cool then slice and Enjoy!!!

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About The Ultimate Glazed Orange Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #orange, #Glazed, #bread

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