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Orange Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Orange Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Instead of wrapping up presents to give at Christmas, I customarily knead them. This citrusy cinnamon bread is a hit with anyone who has a sweet tooth. You can also make a loaf that's terrific for toasting by eliminating the glaze.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 6-1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • Additional water
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a saucepan, heat milk and orange juice to 110°, add to yeast mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup sugar, orange peel, salt, egg and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down; divide in half. Roll each portion into a 15x7-in. rectangle. Brush with water. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over dough to within 1 in. of edge.
  • 4. Tightly roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; seal ends. Place seam side down into two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 5. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 142 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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kjv1611_girl User ID: 6046253 52278
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"Best recipie ever, It turns out great every time. I make double the icing and spread it on each slice. Best tasting bread you will ever taste!"

Sprowl User ID: 29186 52276
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"I have been making this recipe for years since it was first published in TOH magazine.

My family just loves it. I use fresh oranges from our orange tree. Do try this!"

BrendainPa User ID: 861741 32076
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2008

"Try some of this excellent bread in the Orange-Cinnamon French Toast recipe (TOH). SOOOO good!"

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