Orange Chocolate Chip Bread

"The original of this slightly tweaked recipe was found in the 2008 cookbook, Taste of Home Baking Classics."
photo by Boomette photo by Boomette
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
1 8-inch loaf




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F & grease an 8"x4" loaf pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine orange zest, orange juice & boiling water & let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
  • In another bowl, beat together the egg, butter & vanilla, then when the OJ mixture is ready, add that to this mixture, before stirring this mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, then pour into the prepared loaf pan & bake 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan & putting it upright on the wire rack.

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  1. Deantini
    We all loved this 'bread'; based on earlier reviews I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup and when I saw the amount of dough I decided to cut the chocolate chips back to approx 1/2 cup. I think those measurements were right for us. My orange was very juicy and 1/2 an orange contributed 1/3 cup juice. The orange flavour comes through really nicely. This recipe will definitely be made again!
  2. Boomette
    I used the juice from the orange (got to use another orange cause I didn't have enough juice). I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. I baked it 55 minutes and it was ready. The bread has a wonderful taste of orange and chocolate. Thanks Sydney Mike :) Made for PRMR tag game
  3. Artandkitchen
    Great bread! We all liked it and we would try this again.<br/>For special look I prepared the baking mold with baking paper and after greasing it I spread some sugar and I arranged some oranges slices on it.<br/>After baking and removing the paper I got a splendid and effectfull dessert.<br/>Thanks for it!
  4. HokiesMom
    A nice full of flavor quick bread. I found it more dense than I expected but it does not take away from the orange flavor or the chocolate-y goodness throughout the bread. It is a tad sweeter than I like so next time I'll cut back just a bit on the sugar. It was easy to put together and baked in 55 minutes in my oven to a nice golden brown. We are really enjoying the orange and chocolate flavor for sure and I'm glad I tagged you in Newest Zaar Tag!



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