Bread | October 23, 2018

Double Orange Mini Loaves

This orange loaf recipe is divine!  The bread is easy to make, fragrant, moist, and bright.  Make this recipe in about 45 minutes start to finish and enjoy this delicious citrus treat!

Orange Mini Loaves on a wire cooling rack.

Quick Bread 101

This delicious orange loaf is quick bread.  I am a HUGE fan of quick breads.  Particularly banana and zucchini. What is a quick bread you ask?

  • Quick bread is any bread leavened without yeast.
  • Quick bread can be prepared quickly without a rising period.
  • Quick bread can be made easily by even the greenest of bakers.

Orange Mini Loaves on a wire cooling rack.

What Do I Need To Make Double Orange Mini Loaves?

The ingredient list for this bread is simple.  You will need:

  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • vanilla
  • 4 oranges
  • an egg
  • sour cream

Orange Mini Loaf ingredients.

How Do I Make and Orange Loaf?

1.Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour, sugar, and baking powder). Mix wet ingredients in a medium sized bowl (juice from 2 oranges, oil, egg, zest from 2 oranges, and sour cream).

2. Combine wet and dry ingredients.  Mix until well combined.  Batter will be this.

3. Divide evenly between 4 mini loaf pans.  Fill each about 3/4 full.

Pro Tip #3 – Use a microplane zester to zest your orange.  This tool works quickly and easily.

Pro Tip #2 – When testing an orange remove only the orange part.  The white part beneath the orange (called the pith) is bitter.  So work carefully to just remove the orange rind.

Orange Mini Loaves glaze process shots.

4. Pop those babies into a preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes.

5. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Pro Tip #3 – when baking quick breads you can check the doneness of your bread by inserting a toothpick in the center.  If it comes out clean it is done.  Alternately, you can use a thermometer to check the internal temperature.  The center should be 210 degrees when it is cooked thru.

Orange Mini Loaves on a wire cooling rack.

The Crowning Jewel – Orange Glaze

the glaze on this orange quick bread is AMAZING!  And It is so simple to make!  All you need is powdered sugar, the juice from two oranges, and the zest from two oranges.

1. Combine powdered sugar and zest.

2.  Pour in orange juice, and whisk until smooth.

3. Dip cooled loaves into the glaze and set on a cooling rack to dry.  After 20 minutes dip them again and repeat drying process

Orange Mini Loaves glaze process shots.

Give To Others

Once these loaves are cool you will have more than enough to share the love.  These are the perfect gift for neighbors or friends.  Also, these orange loaves are freezer friendly.  Wrap with parchment paper and place in a freezer bag.  They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Orange Mini Loaves on a wire cooling rack.

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5 from 4 votes
Orange Mini Loaves on a wire cooling rack.
Double Orange Mini Loaves
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
27 mins
Resting Time
20 mins
Total Time
57 mins

Flavorful and delicious double orange mini loaves 

Course: bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange bread, quick bread, sweet bread
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 167 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • juice from 2 oranges
  • zest from 2 oranges
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • zest from 2 oranges
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • juice from 2 oranges
  • zest from 2 oranges
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine wet ingredients and add to dry. Mix until combined.
  2. Fill greased 4 1/2 inch loaf pans 3/4 of the way full.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 27-29 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  2. Dip mini loaf tops into glaze and set on a cooling rack with foil underneath to catch the drippings. Let harden for about 20 minutes and dip again if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Double Orange Mini Loaves
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    I am assuming if you freeze the loaves it’s without the glaze. I made these twice. The first time I forgot the canola oil and they were great! I also added a little orange liqueur and reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup.

  2. The picture of ingredients shows vanilla extract, but it is not in the recipe. Is this an error? Zest from two oranges is listed twice. Is one of these supposed to be the vanilla extract? How much?

  3. 5 stars
    I have made your recipe numerous times and everyone LOVES it!!

    My question is – can lemon zest & juice be substituted for the orange?

    Thanks – Pam