Orange Quick Bread Recipe Is Effortless With Oil

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If you are longing for something sweet and delicious from your oven but can’t get motivated because of time or just the extra work involved, then I have the perfect recipe for you. My orange quick bread recipe is so shockingly simple that it will surprise you and needs only a fork and minimal stirring before pouring into your loaf pan.

Cooking and baking shouldn’t need to make a bigger dent in your food budget just because you want to make something new like my orange quick bread. I stick with basic ingredients that are commonly available to keep cost down. Why run to a specialty store to shop for expensive or exotic ingredients when you can produce comparable results? If you’re of the same mindset, then I promise you’re going to love my orange quick bread recipe as well as my other recipes because that’s important to me.

My recipe has more of a pound cake like texture with a finer crumb from a batter infused with orange juice and zest from one orange, nutmeg and a generous measure of vanilla to inch out an amazing flavor. For having only two tablespoons of canola oil, this bread is also tender and stays moist. It also slices easily and as thin as desired.

Follow the directions as I describe for no-fail results. Remember that you don’t want to overwork this batter. You just want to incorporate and gently stir the ingredients to combine.

You also might be interested in a few more sweet quick bread recipes that I make often. The first is my Best Ever Banana Bread, my Prized Irish Soda Bread and my Heavenly Date Nut Bread.

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Orange Quick Bread Recipe Loaf
You can slice my orange quick bread thick or thin without it crumbling.

Orange Quick Bread Recipe

3 cups of flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder, leveled
grated rind from one orange (about 1 tablespoon)
3/4 cup of sugar
1 large egg
juice from one orange (about 1/4 cup)
1-1/4 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of canola oil
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon of salt

Sift flour and then measure three cups into your mixing bowl before resifting the flour with salt and baking powder.

Into that same mixing bowl with the flour ingredients, stir in the sugar, nutmeg and orange zest.

In a larger measuring cup, add the milk, orange juice, oil, vanilla and egg. Mix to combine with your fork.

Pour the liquids from your measuring cup into the dry ingredients. Stir only until lightly blended.

Pour the batter into a well-greased 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 50 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Use a slender knife or a cake tester to see if anything sticks determining if your quick bread is done.

Cool in the pan for about five minutes before attempting to remove.

ENJOY!

Orange Quick Bread Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
My Orange Quick Bread recipe is so shockingly simple that it will surprise you and needs only a fork and minimal stirring before pouring into your loaf pan.
Course: BAKING, Breads, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: easy recipe, orange quick bread, quick sweet bread
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder leveled
  • grated rind from one orange about 1 tablespoon
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • juice from one orange about 1/4 cup
  • 1-1/4 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
Instructions
  1. Sift flour and then measure three cups into your mixing bowl before resifting the flour with salt and baking powder.
  2. Into that same mixing bowl with the flour ingredients, stir in the sugar, nutmeg and orange zest.
  3. In a larger measuring cup, add the milk, orange juice, oil, vanilla and egg. Mix to combine with your fork.

  4. Pour the liquids from your measuring cup into the dry ingredients. Stir only until lightly blended.
  5. Pour the batter into a well-greased 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  6. Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 50 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Use a slender knife or a cake tester to see if anything sticks determining if your orange quick bread recipe is done.
  7. Cool in the pan for about five minutes before attempting to remove.
  8. ENJOY!
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11 Comments

  1. February 6, 2019 / 9:26 am

    This recipe sounds delicious. I haven’t tried making my own bread yet but this recipe doesn’t sound to difficult . I already have most of the ingredients too . Might try this and your banana bread recipe this weekend .

    • donna holder
      February 20, 2019 / 12:30 pm

      i bet this orange bread is awesome. thank you

  2. tat2gurlzrock
    February 6, 2019 / 10:23 am

    This sounds really delicious. I love how easy it is to make!

  3. ellen beck
    February 6, 2019 / 7:41 pm

    This sounds good. I like how you say it can be cut thick or thin without a lot of crumbling. I also love the way it looks . The ingredients are simple yet I bet it is delicious.

  4. Holly Thomas
    February 9, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    This looks delicious and is super easy to make!

  5. gloria patterson
    February 10, 2019 / 1:05 pm

    This bread looks so good I love it when the top looks like this picture. Have never had orange bread before. I usually buy my bread already sliced and then I place them in ziplock freezer bags. I might just get brave and try to make this because It makes me hunger.

  6. John Smith
    April 23, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    I’m not sure if I’ve made something like this–but I’ll put it on my to-do list!

  7. nancy l cline
    July 20, 2022 / 12:11 pm

    am i the only one who noticed…what about that 2T canola oil??

    • nuts4stuff
      Author
      July 20, 2022 / 5:11 pm

      Hi Nancy,

      It is surprising, but this is the amount of oil that I used. It does work.

  8. Deborah S Shene
    July 21, 2022 / 7:44 am

    No where in the directions does it call for the 2 T canola oil. Is it used for greasing the loaf pan or added to the recipe and where if so?

    • nuts4stuff
      Author
      July 21, 2022 / 12:19 pm

      Hi Deborah,

      You mix the oil with the milk, orange juice, vanilla, and egg.

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