Total Time
1hr
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I made these little bread loaves to give to neighbors this Christmas and thought I would share with you. I started out with a basic cake-type bread recipe and altered it to suit my needs. This bread has a great orange taste; with dried orange-flavored craisins bursting with flavor on the inside.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix together Craisins, vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla, milk, orange juice and eggs (& orange peel, if used, at this point) in a large bowl by hand.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients until blended well.
  3. Place batter into well-greased loaf pans; dividing equally.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for approximately 45-60 depending on the size of the pans used. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Do not over-bake.
  5. Take out of oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  6. Loaves may be wrapped and stored in refrigerator for up to 10-days.
  7. Each batch makes two regular bread-pan size loaves OR five mini-loaf pan size (14.5cm x 8.4cm x 4.7cm by handi-foil brand).

Reviews

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Made these as mini loaves to see how well they'd do! Well, "they'd do" just fine, & I plan to make some for gifts during the holidays (My gifts are more like gift baskets!) ~ THESE LOAVES ARE GREAT! The nuts & orange zest weren't optional as far as I was concerned, & including them gave this bread an even greater appeal! Thanks for a great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed as part of my Bread theme in My-3-Chefs]

Sydney Mike November 04, 2008

I used mandarin oranges both for their juice and zest. I added some toasted sliced almonds too. They came out just great. Made some miniature loaves in a silicone pan and reduced the baking time in half (about 25 min) and made a regular loaf. All were terrific. Time to feed the crowd at work tomorrow!

burner12 March 02, 2014

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