Bill Knapp's Orange Nut Bread

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Before they closed their doors in 2002, Bill Knapp's Restaurants were a 54 year tradition in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. Posted in response to a recipe request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together.
  4. Melt butter in boiling water.
  5. Add orange rind, orange juice, sugar,
  6. vanilla and beaten egg and blend.
  7. Sift dry ingredients over orange mixture. Add nuts.
  8. Stir just until flour is damp.
  9. Batter will be lumpy.
  10. Pour into prepared pan.
  11. Bake for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

I can't WAIT to try this! I worked through college as a Bill Knapp's waitress, and have many fond memories of my time there, as well as the wonderful food. Too bad they tried to compete with the "new", younger-crowd restaurants and ended up going broke. If they had just stuck to what they were great at, they would still be around.

Texas Lori February 25, 2014

I can't believe i am the first to rate this, but it is definitely a keeper. I made it as written, except I used pecans instead of walnuts. I also chopped up the pulp of the orange I used and added that as well, although my oranges were so juicy there was not much pulp left. Will definitely keep this one on the do over list. Thanks for a great breakfast.

foxysnana January 20, 2009