Recipes

We love to swap citrus-based recipes. Here are some all-time favorites of ours, directly from our groves (and our grandmas).


Orange Blueberry Loaf

Kids love it. Grown-ups sneak extra slices. The fresh blueberries and juice made from 100% Florida oranges make this breakfast loaf hard to resist.

Orange Blueberry Loaf

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 & 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease and flour one 8 & 1/2x4 & 1/2-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, toss together the blueberries and 2 tablespoons flour. In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and remaining 1 & 3/4 cups flour.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat the butter and sugar for 3 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well. Beat in the orange juice and orange peel. Add the flour mixture and, with the mixer on low speed, beat until well blended. Stir in the blueberries. Spread in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on the rack.

Serves 12