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Pomegranate Orange Bread

If you’re looking for a homemade treat to give to this time of year, I’ve got an idea for you today! This Pomegranate Orange Bread is easy to make and could be a nice gift for the teacher, neighbor, or bus driver on your list…and what a fun way to sneak in some antioxidant-rich foods – pomegranates are soooo good for you! I adapted Betty Crocker’s recipe here to make these mini-loaves.

Pomegranate Orange Bread

Pomegranate Orange Bread

orange pomegranate bread

Mix together dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

orange pomegranate bread

Whisk the wet ingredients together.

orange pomegranate bread

Add to dry ingredients and stir until combined. Then add fresh pomegranate seeds. Need help getting those seeds out? Read this post to see how to open a pomegranate.

orange pomegranate bread

Fold gently.

orange pomegranate bread

Pour into prepared bread pans. I really like this non-stick mini loaf pan! {The bread baked up really nicely and practically fell out of the pan at the end.} Bake the mini loaves 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Yield: 4 mini loaves or 1 big loaf

Pomegranate Orange Bread

Pomegranate Orange Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar, I use raw sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt, I use whole milk yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice, plus 1 a little extra if needed

Optional

  • Slivered Almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease loaf pan and set aside - I used a mini loaf pan.
  3. Mix dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  4. Mix wet ingredients and add to dry ingredients. Stir together until just combined. Add pomegranate seeds and fold gently until well mixed.
  5. Pour into prepared pan. Top with nuts, if desired.
  6. Bake in preheated oven - 35-45 minutes for mini loaves or 55-65 for a bigger loaf - until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan for 15 minutes then remove loaves to cooling rack and cool completely.
  8. Make the icing and drizzle on top of the bread. Allow the glaze to harden before slicing.
  9. Enjoy!

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STANLEY

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

can this be done in a bread machine

Adrienne

Saturday 29th of November 2014

My 2 year old daughter loves pomegranate seeds. I would love to teach her how to make this yummy bread and creating mini loaves would be just right for her size. A new holiday tradition of making pomegranate orange bread? yes indeed!

Adriane

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

I've been craving pumpkin spice bread with walnuts :)

Lisa

Monday 16th of December 2013

I make a similar bread with cranberries and orange, but pomegranate sounds so good! I would probably try your recipe first. If i won from you i would feel obligated to :)

Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple

Monday 16th of December 2013

I would use this for similar sweet breads. It's the perfect size for just two people :) Or one really hungry construction worker...

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