Cinnamon Swirl Orange Bread

"From Taste of Home. My Aunt has been making this for years. One of her sons requests it for his "Birthday Cake". It is wonderfully fragrant and yummy toasted with butter."
Cinnamon Swirl Orange Bread created by MsSally
Ready In:
3hrs 30mins
2 loaves




  • Dissolve yeast in water.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine milk, orange juice, sugar, shortening, peel and salt.
  • Add 2 cups flour, yeast mixture and egg; mix well.
  • Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/4 hours.
  • Punch dough down and divide in half. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll each half into 15-in. x 7-in. rectangle.
  • For filling, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over rectangle. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon water.
  • Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a short end. Seal edges.
  • Place with sealed edge down in two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from pan and cool on wire racks.
  • Combine glaze ingredients; spread over loaves.

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  1. Sydney Mike
    Made this to include on my Thanksgiving table this year & it was a total success! And, although I'd intended to freeze one of the loaves, my son & DIL managed to get away with 2/3 of that second loaf, so . . . Absolutely great tasting, though I'll admit that I did use generous measures of the zest throughout the recipe! I'll certainly be making this again & again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Stars tag]
  2. acb98a
    This recipe is AMAZING. It turned out perfectly. I will freeze one loaf and I can't wait to make some french toast out of it!
  3. Arianna George
    Absolutely yummy bread!! I put dried cranberries and chopped pecans along with the sugar and cinnamon before rolling. Made great Christmas gifts! Thanks for the recipe!
  4. Queenofcamping
    WOW!!!! This bread is wonderful! I doubled the recipe and got 3 huge loaves and 2 mini loaves. I made it yesterday and we tried it last night with the orange glaze on it. It was great. This morning we had some toasted and put a little butter and orange marmalade on it. YUMMY!!! I am making some more for the freezer today and will probably add some craisins to it. I will also add more cinnamon and sugar since I did not put enough in on the first batch to get the nice swirls(they were very faint) and I want very distinct swirls(cool factor) LOL
  5. MsSally
    Cinnamon Swirl Orange Bread Created by MsSally



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