Orange Yogurt Quick Bread

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This Orange Yogurt Quick Bread is low in fat and has no refined sugar, but is full of amazing orange flavor.

Orange Yogurt Quick Bread {Sweetened with Orange Juice and Honey}

Orange Yogurt Quick Bread

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.

orange quick bread on a plate

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 tinfoil 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!

You may also love our strawberry yogurt cake.

loaf of orange yogurt quick bread with two slices cut
loaf of orange yogurt quick bread with two slices cut

Orange Yogurt Quick Bread

4.86 from 7 votes
This Orange Yogurt Quick Bread is low in fat and has no refined sugar, but is full of amazing orange flavor.
Servings 10
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
  • Zest from 1 orange about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/3 cup honey

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer, beat the egg whites until they are frothy. Mix in the yogurt, oil, milk, orange juice concentrate, zest and honey just until combined. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl, as the honey will settle to the bottom.
  • Add ½ the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold the ingredients together a few times. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Fold gently just until the mixture is combined. There may be still a few lumps of flour and that is OK. Don't overmix!
  • Spray a 9x5 bread pan with cooking spray and then put a light coating of flour on the bottom and sides of the pan. Spoon the batter gently into the pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degees. Cover the bread with aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the bread to cool for 5 minutes, then turn the loaf out onto a cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 256mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Calories 197

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Thalia @ butter and brioche
8 years ago

yum.. this looks divine, i could definitely devour a slice right now!

ami@naivecookcooks
8 years ago

I love quick breads and with orange & yogurt in it – I am in!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
8 years ago

Orange is one of my favorite Summer flavors! I need to try this!

Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
8 years ago

I love citrus flavors and this bread looks so moist and perfect with my morning cup of coffee!!

Gaye @CalmHealthySexy
8 years ago

This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real Party. I’m pinning it to our group board.

We are starting a Facebook group for Let’s Get Real bloggers as a place where we can get to know each other a bit better and support each other’s blogs. We would love to have you join. If you’re interested, please send the email address for your personal FB page (we aren’t able to add people from their blog pages) to me at gc @ calmhealthysexy.com and I will send you an invitation to the group.

Mallory @ Chocolate with Grace
8 years ago

Yummy! Love orange and this bread looks delicious!

Elena Fredrick
8 years ago

This sounds delish. Will be making it this weekend.

Nettie Moore
8 years ago

Thank you for partying with us at Simple Supper Tuesday! Your quick bread has been featured at Moore or Less Cooking, going live tomorrow at 8pm! Nettie

Joy @ Yesterfood
8 years ago

I love to bake with Greek yogurt- then you added coconut oil, honey, and orange zest! I am so there! 🙂 Pinned!

ctrochelman
8 years ago

What a great idea to use flavored yogurt in quick bread….great flavor and so much better for you! love this recipe!

Maria
5 years ago

Thank you Lizzy for sharing your recipe.
It looks really yummy. Definitely, I am baking this cake this Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day in Lima Peru.
Thanks,
Maria

Anonymous
3 years ago

5 stars
Yummy. Not too sweet

Caelan
2 years ago

How much freshly squeezed orange juice would you substitute for orange juice concentrate? 🙂

J cassidy
15 days ago

5 stars
Big hit. I added a. Orange juice glaze.