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!


Yield: 1

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread

20 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 3/4 cup (170g) caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips (and some extra for topping)
  • Zest of one large orange
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) orange juice
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (100g) vegetable oil
  • For the Glaze
  • 1 cup (125g) icing sugar
  • 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.
  6. For the Glaze
  7. 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.

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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22 Comments on Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread

  1. Muna Kenny
    January 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm (6 months ago)

    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 🙂

    • Marsha
      January 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Muna! 🙂

  2. Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    January 18, 2016 at 2:26 pm (6 months ago)

    Yum! This combination sounds SO GOOD! I love using buttermilk in my baked goods – really makes things so moist.

    • Marsha
      January 18, 2016 at 2:28 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Tara!

  3. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    January 18, 2016 at 4:03 pm (6 months ago)

    Chocolate chip orange bread for breakfast? YES please!! Loving that you used buttermilk in here! Serious moist and deliciousness going on! And that glaze?! I could guzzle that up! Cheers, my dear!

    • Marsha
      January 18, 2016 at 4:42 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

  4. Shannon
    January 18, 2016 at 4:59 pm (6 months ago)

    Your photos are beautiful! I love orange bread and this one looks especially good with the added chocolate chips!

    • Marsha
      January 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm (6 months ago)

      Thank you, Shannon! 🙂

  5. Pragati // Simple Medicine
    January 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm (6 months ago)

    Orange and chocolate is such a yummy combination! I’m also a big fan of buttermilk in baking.

    • Marsha
      January 18, 2016 at 5:03 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Pragati!

  6. Naomi
    January 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm (6 months ago)

    Wow! This bread looks utterly delicious! Beautifully photographed 🙂

    • Marsha
      January 18, 2016 at 5:54 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Naomi! 🙂

  7. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    January 18, 2016 at 9:35 pm (6 months ago)

    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!

    • Marsha
      January 19, 2016 at 1:09 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Joscelyn! 🙂

  8. Chrissy
    January 18, 2016 at 10:56 pm (6 months ago)

    YUM!!! Can not wait to try this!

    • Marsha
      January 19, 2016 at 1:10 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Chrissy!

  9. Rahul @ samosastreet
    January 19, 2016 at 8:28 pm (6 months ago)

    This bread looks wonderful! I love the glaze! So, I’d probably have to try making this! 🙂

    • Marsha
      January 20, 2016 at 12:37 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Rahul! 🙂

  10. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    January 20, 2016 at 1:38 am (6 months ago)

    Gorgeous photos, Marsha! I love all those chocolate chips scattered throughout the bread- looks so tasty!

    • Marsha
      January 20, 2016 at 11:29 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Shelby! 🙂

  11. Vanessa @ VanessaBaked
    January 20, 2016 at 1:45 am (6 months ago)

    Oh my goodness! I love all the flavors going on in this bread! I could easily eat half the loaf my self. 🙂

    • Marsha
      January 20, 2016 at 11:30 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks, Vanessa!


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