Sweet, moist and tender orange bread studded with chocolate chips, and drizzled with an orange glaze!

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Fancy some chocolate chip orange bread drizzled with orange glaze for breakfast?

I have the perfect recipe for you. I used my favourite bread/muffin base recipe, it is my go-to, and never fails me. The ingredients that make my bread so moist, and tender? Oil, and buttermilk. While butter gives unbeatable flavour in recipes, it cannot beat the moisture that oil brings. With the flavours of the chocolate chips, orange juice, zest, and glaze, you won’t miss the butter!

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Try not to substitute the buttermilk with anything. It is an absolute MUST if you want a super moist, and tender crumb! If you can’t get hold of buttermilk, simply add a tablespoon of white vinegar, and 1 cup (240ml) of milk to a measuring jug, leave for 5 – 10 minutes, then you have yourself homemade buttermilk!

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

This recipe is so quick, and easy to make, you just combine the dry ingredients in one bowl, combine the wet ingredients in another, then mix the two together, bake, and done! A sweet, and delicious orange loaf ready to devour for breakfast, or any time of the day!


Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction
5 from 1 vote

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields 1


  • 3 cups plain flour 375g
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar 170g
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 175g, and some extra for topping
  • Zest of one large orange
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 60ml
  • 1 cup buttermilk 240ml
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 100g

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar 125g
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • Orange zest as much as you want


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line the bottom of an 9x5" loaf pan with baking paper, and grease the sides. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt orange zest, and chocolate chips.
  3. Whisk together the egg, orange juice, buttermilk, and oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, sprinkle the extra chocolate chips on top, and bake for 50 - 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cover loosely with aluminium foil halfway through baking to prevent the bread from browning too much.
  5. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before removing and glazing.

For the Glaze

  1. Whisk together the icing sugar, and orange juice. Add more orange juice, depending on how thick you'd like the glaze. Whisk in the orange zest, then drizzle over the cooled bread.


You can freeze the un-glazed bread for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before glazing and serving.

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction


26 comments on “Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread”

  1. Your Orange Bread looks really moist, and I agree that oil makes muffins and cakes moist, I add it to recipes that have other flavors since oil doesn’t have flavor, but help so much with the texture. I just started adding more buttermilk into my baking and I can see the huge difference it makes. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks divine 🙂

  2. Ah, I just love the specks of orange zest in and on top of the bread! I can almost smell that lovely fragrance through the screen! What a delicious combo, Marsha. I agree, buttermilk is a must in breads like these..and with chocolate chips too! YUM, must try this recipe soon!

  3. What a terrific recipe! My daughter and I were inspired by a segment on the Great British baking show and went online to find a new quick bread recipe. We spotted yours and since I love the combination of chocolate and orange it we gave it a try. I followed the recipe almost exactly (I added a bit of vanilla because I’m crazy about vanilla) and it came out perfectly – both in taste and texture. As you said, buttermilk really is key to achieving the wonderful texture. We served it along with a mango-flavored black tea to company and everyone enthusiastically asked for seconds. It’s a keeper! Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *