Yield: 20 servings

Orange Bread

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Bright and bursting with citrus, Orange Bread brings the taste of sunshine to your breakfast! Call it a bread or an orange loaf cake if you prefer--either way this recipe is big time hit!


For the Bread

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 oranges, zested and juiced, divided
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup orange juice, divided
  • ¾ cup vanilla yogurt, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice


  1. Cream butter and 2 cup sugar in a mixer for 5 minutes. On medium speed, beat in eggs, one at a time. Add orange zest from all 4 oranges (about ⅓ cup).
  2. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. In another bowl, mix ¼ cup OJ (juice of 1 orange), yogurt and vanilla. Add flour and yogurt mixtures alternately to mixer in 3 additions.
  3. Pour into two greased loaf pans. I line my pans with parchment paper on the bottom, then grease pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-55 minutes.
  4. While bread is baking, cook remaining ½ cup sugar with ½ cup OJ (juice of 2 oranges) on low until sugar dissolves. Cool cakes ten minutes in pan. Remove from pans to a wire rack. Spoon syrup over cakes. Cool completely.
  5. To glaze, mix 2 cup powdered sugar with ¼ cup OJ (juice of 1 orange) with whisk. Pour over cake and allow to dry. Store in refrigerator or freeze.


  • To freeze, wrap loaf of bread in foil first then place the loaf in a freezer bag for storage. It'll keep well this way for a couple of months, but I usually eat my second loaf within a few weeks.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 254mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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