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

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

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

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

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

The sugar up next.

Slowly add your warm orange juice and butter mixture.

Add in your eggs.

Add the rest of your flour to make a dough.

Gently stir in your grated apples.

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

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

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
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple bread, apple bread recipe, baking with yeast, orange bread, orange bread recipe, sweet bread, sweet bread recipe, yeast bread
Servings: 16
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Potassium 92mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 9.8%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 11.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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