Grapefruit Walnut Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling


2 loaves (12 pieces each)

Updated: Sep. 28, 2023
This grapefruit walnut bread recipe was inspired by lime, orange and lemon nut loaves I've made in the past. Try this new variation! —Dawn Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Grapefruit Walnut Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons grated grapefruit zest
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour two 9x5-in. loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening and sugar until crumbly. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in walnuts and zest.
  3. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 60-65 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk glaze ingredients. Remove pans from oven; immediately brush with glaze. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Can you freeze Grapefruit Walnut Bread?

Securely wrap cooled loaves in foil, then freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 263 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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