What do you think when you think orange? Do you think orange popsicles? The color orange? An orange smoothie?
I used to not be big on the orange flavor in things, unless it was a Skittle, popsicle, or just a plain orange. I also loved that it would flavor my spinach smoothies to make them taste good! I was still nervous about the orange flavor itself in baked goods, that is, until I tried our orange creamsicle truffles. Yes, those won me over.
Those truffles, to me, were the gateway to orange heaven. I was confident in trying this new bread my mom made while I was away at cousin camp last week. Even though the first loaf mom made needed work, I knew she had something.
Two loaves later, we have the perfect Orange Yogurt Quick Bread.
Let’s talk about why this orange loaf is so great. Well, for one, believe it or not, this is actually a pretty healthy bread. It has no refined sugar. It’s sweetened with honey and orange juice concentrate. Also, it is low-fat, because it has no egg yolks, uses Greek yogurt, a touch of coconut oil. The nice subtle orange flavor makes you feel like you’re indulging, but you’re actually eating something healthy!
Let me describe the texture of this bread to you. It is light, soft and very moist like a quick bread should be. We baked this bread at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, then we put tin foil over the bread for the last 10 minutes of baking so the crust didn’t get too brown. It gave us just the right golden color we wanted.
If you are a orange fan like I am, you will certainly love this bread!