Orange Nut Bread

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Submitted by Steffen Bentley, Citrus Marketing Services, Inc.

For the holidays, this simple recipe makes a very thoughtful, homemade gift. Bake it for teachers, neighbors, coworkers or anyone who made your year a little brighter.


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  • Melt butter or margarine in boiling water in a medium bowl.
  • Add orange juice, grated rind, sugar, and vanilla to butter and water.
  • Add slightly beaten egg.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together.
  • Sift dry ingredients over orange mixture, add nuts and stir until moist (batter will be lumpy).
  • Pour into a greased and floured 4x8-inch loaf pan and bake at 350° F for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from pan and cool on wine rack.
  • Wrap in waxed paper and store.
  • Slices best on second day.