Bread/ Breakfast

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread – Sweet, moist and tender orange bread studded with chocolate chips, and drizzled with an orange glaze!

Sliced Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread.

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!

Chocolate Chip Orange Bread in a loaf pan.

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread

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

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

Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread

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5 from 3 votes
Glazed Chocolate Chip Orange Bread
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Yields: 10 slices
Calories: 427 kcal
Sweet, moist and tender orange bread studded with chocolate chips, and drizzled with an orange glaze!
  • 3 cups plain/all-purpose flour 375g
  • 3/4 cup caster/granulated 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 100ml
For the Glaze
  • 1 cup icing/powdered 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.

Bread stays fresh in an air-tight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 5 days. It also freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

The calories are an estimate only.

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  • Reply
    Muna Kenny
    18th January 2016 at 2:23 pm

    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 🙂

    • Reply
      18th January 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks, Muna! 🙂

  • Reply
    Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    18th January 2016 at 2:26 pm

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

    • Reply
      18th January 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks, Tara!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    18th January 2016 at 4:03 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      18th January 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

  • Reply
    18th January 2016 at 4:59 pm

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

    • Reply
      18th January 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Thank you, Shannon! 🙂

  • Reply
    Pragati // Simple Medicine
    18th January 2016 at 5:02 pm

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

    • Reply
      18th January 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks, Pragati!

  • Reply
    18th January 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Wow! This bread looks utterly delicious! Beautifully photographed 🙂

    • Reply
      18th January 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks, Naomi! 🙂

  • Reply
    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    18th January 2016 at 9:35 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      19th January 2016 at 1:09 am

      Thanks, Joscelyn! 🙂

  • Reply
    18th January 2016 at 10:56 pm

    YUM!!! Can not wait to try this!

    • Reply
      19th January 2016 at 1:10 am

      Thanks, Chrissy!

  • Reply
    Rahul @ samosastreet
    19th January 2016 at 8:28 pm

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

    • Reply
      20th January 2016 at 12:37 am

      Thanks, Rahul! 🙂

  • Reply
    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    20th January 2016 at 1:38 am

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

    • Reply
      20th January 2016 at 11:29 am

      Thanks, Shelby! 🙂

  • Reply
    Vanessa @ VanessaBaked
    20th January 2016 at 1:45 am

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

    • Reply
      20th January 2016 at 11:30 am

      Thanks, Vanessa!

  • Reply
    3rd August 2016 at 1:14 am

    Do you know if I can make ahead and freeze?

    • Reply
      3rd August 2016 at 9:58 am

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

  • Reply
    Tasha Wientjes
    9th April 2017 at 9:02 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      9th April 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks, Tasha! I’m so glad you liked it!

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