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Orange Walnut Bread

Orange Walnut Bread
With the fresh, sunny flavor of orange in each bite, this special bread will brighten up even the gloomiest of mornings.
Yield 1 (9×5-inch) loaf



  • 2 cups bread flour, divided
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup low-sugar orange marmalade
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • Egg wash: 1 egg plus 1 teaspoon water (beat together)
  • Rolled oats (for topping, optional)


  • In stand mixer bowl, add 1 cup bread flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. In saucepan or microwave-safe dish, heat water, oil and marmalade to 120-130°F. Add to flour mixture. Using a paddle attachment, blend on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually stir in whole wheat flour, walnuts, and enough remaining bread flour to make a firm dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
  • Prepare pan: Grease one 9×5-inch bread pan.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14×7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place in prepared pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching.
    Alternatively, shape dough into a round loaf, place on greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Brush risen loaf with egg wash. Sprinkle with oats, if desired. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden and internal temperature reaches 190°F. Remove from cookie sheet; cool on wire rack.


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Photo by Whole and Heavenly Oven.

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