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Nutty Orange Holiday Loaves With Marmalade Butter

Nutty Orange Holiday Loaves With Marmalade Butter

These moist and buttery quick breads can be made in large or small loaf pans. Wrap them in colored plastic food wrap for perfect gifts.


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25 min
Prep Time
1 hr 40 min
Total Time
32 servings, 3/4 cup
butter

Ingredients

Bread

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons freshly grated orange zest

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups chopped walnuts

Orange Marmalade Butter

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

3 tablespoons orange marmalade

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of two (9x5-inch) loaf pans or five (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar and 1 cup softened butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add sour cream, orange juice and zest; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Gently stir in nuts.

  3. STEP 3

    Divide batter evenly among prepared pans. Bake 45-55 minutes in 9x5-inch loaf pans, or 35-45 minutes in mini loaf pans or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 1/2 cup butter, powdered sugar and marmalade in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.

Tip #1

For easier slicing, wrap breads tightly in foil or plastic food wrap and store overnight.

Tip #2

Variations:
Orange Walnut Poppy Seed Bread: Stir 2 tablespoons poppy seeds into batter with walnuts.

Orange Coconut Macadamia Nut Bread: Omit walnuts. Stir 1 cup flaked coconut and 1 (3.25-ounce) jar (2/3 cup) macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped, into batter.

Fruitcake Bread: Reduce walnuts to 1 cup. Combine 1/2 cup flour with 2 cups chopped candied cherry-pineapple mix in bowl; stir to coat. Substitute 1/2 cup brandy or rum* for 1/2 cup orange juice. Stir candied fruit mixture into batter.

Nutrition (1 serving )

240 Calories
15 Fat (g)
55 Cholesterol (mg)
160 Sodium (mg)
23 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
4 Protein (g)
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