This Sweet Orange Quick Bread is loaded with citrus-y flavor and is packed with all the healthy nutrients! Rather than using orange juice, you’ll instead throw in the whole orange and even some of the peel. Skip the refined sugar too! This bread is sweetened with dates, which gives it a perfect moist consistency.
Sweet Orange Quick Bread [Vegan]
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed soaked with 3 tablespoons water)
- 10 pitted Deglet dates
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 naval orange large
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup raisins (no sugar added) optional
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds optional
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Mix flax egg and set aside. Add hot water and pitted dates to a small bowl and set aside.
Add rolled oats to food processor fitted with an S-blade and process for 30 seconds. Add ground oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and ginger powder to a mixing bowl.
Add pitted dates and soaking water to food processor and process until smooth.
Zest orange to obtain the 1 tablespoon orange zest. Peel orange. Add peeled orange (seeds removed), zest and vanilla extract to food processor (with dates) and processor until no chunks remain.
Add date/orange mixture to dry mixture and stir to combine. Stir in raisins and seeds, if using. Pour into a parchment lined 9-inch loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let cool at least 10 minutes prior to slicing. Enjoy!