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5 from 11 votes

Glazed Orange Bread

Delicious and moist glazed orange bread. Citrus and bread go so well together, you'll absolutely love this recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Bread, Desserts, Loaf
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Breads, Citrus, Desserts, Glazed Bread, Homemade Bread, Homemade Desserts, Orange, Orange Bread
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup sour cream (fat free or regular will work , I use fat free)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Orange Syrup

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (fresh or store bought is fine)

Orange Glaze

  • 1 tbsp orange juice (fresh or store bought)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp orange extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick spray.

Prepare Bread Batter:

  • In a large bowl, add the sour cream, sugar, eggs, zest, vanilla, and oil and whisk until combined. Add in the flour and mix until well combined.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool

Prepare the Orange Syrup While Cooling:

  • In a saucepan, add the sugar and orange juice then heat until boiling. Let the mixture boil for a minute or two, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • Remove the loaf from its pan and place onto a cooling rack with wax paper underneath, pour the orange syrup all over the top and let it soak in. 
  • Allow the bread to cool completely before topping with the orange icing glaze. (30 minutes at least)

Prepare the Orange Icing Glaze:

  • Once the bread is completely cooled, mix together the orange juice, powdered sugar, and extract. Drizzle the icing all over the top.