Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

This Sweet Bread Recipe is perfect for perfect for weekend brunch or for everyday snacking! Packed with orange and apple flavors, it’s a sure hit every time!

Sweet Bread Recipe

Sweet Bread Recipe

Making bread recipes can be a bit overwhelming if you haven’t baked much. My Iced Orange Bread Recipe is simple to follow and is perfectly sweet. Hope you enjoy!

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It’s a pleasure partnering with Fleischmann’s® Yeast today to bring you a recipe that’s perfect for holiday baking!

Baking is a love that runs in my family and I love to invite my mom over so we can bake together. I can always count on a lot of laughs and great memories made in the kitchen and it’s such a great way to celebrate together. With this recipe, plan to double up and bake a little extra so there’s a delicious treat to enjoy right away and an extra loaf to send your mom home with to enjoy later.

How To Make Orange Bread

Sweet Bread Recipe

While your yeast is proofing, get your ingredients measured and ready to go.

Sweet Bread Recipe

You’ll warm the orange juice and butter until about 110 degrees F.

Sweet Bread Recipe

Once your yeast has proofed, start adding your dry ingredients.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

The sugar up next.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Slowly add your warm orange juice and butter mixture.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Add in your eggs.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Add the rest of your flour to make a dough.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Gently stir in your grated apples.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Transfer to two loaf pans, cover loosely and let these babies rise. When ready, bake for 35-34 minutes until baked through.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Once your loaves are cool, you’ll drizzle with your icing. Let the fun begin!

Sweet Bread Recipe

Won’t this be perfect for holidays? It really is beautiful and such a treat to serve at your celebration.

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

This sweet bread is perfect for perfect for weekend brunch or for everyday snacking! Packed with orange and apple flavors, it’s a sure hit every time!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 16
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 1 1/3 cup warm water about 110 degrees F
  • 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s® Active Dry Yeast
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated apples

Sweet Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream


  • Combine water and yeast in large mixer bowl; let rest 5 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups flour, sugar and salt.
  • Warm orange juice and butter in microwave until warm (100° to 110°F). Pour into flour mixture; add eggs.
  • Beat for 30 seconds with electric mixer to combine. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Stir in grated apples.
  • Spoon into two well-greased 8-1/2 x 4-inch inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm draft-free place 60 to 90 minutes, or until doubled.
  • Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
  • Let cool then whisk powdered sugar and heavy cream until thick and smooth. Drizzle over top of loaves. Slice and serve.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: breakfast bread, orange bread, sweet bread recipe

Disclaimer: This post was brought to you in partnership with Fleischmann’s® Yeast in 2016. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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19 Responses
  1. Roberta

    Love cake looks so great,I’m going to subscribe to your rss and I wish you write great articles again soon.

  2. Ami@NaiveCookCooks

    This looks amazing Jenny!! I love when breads are iced – just makes them extra delicious!!

  3. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

    What a stunning and delicious looking loaf! Mom would love this one for Mother’s Day 🙂

  4. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

    I adore breads with apples, and LOVE the orange juice in this. Our kids would super love this!

  5. Christine @ WRY TOAST

    this looks SO fluffy, airy, and light, I’m dying for a toasted slice right now!!! pinned babe 🙂 x

  6. John Storeys

    I can’t wait to make that! Last week I baked some bread with cherries and the flavour in the air was so refreshing!

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