Orange-Pecan Sweet Bread

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp. grated orange rind
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking spray

For the glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chopped pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices, stirring well with a whisk.  Make a well in the center of the mixture and set aside.  Now in a medium bowl using a whisk, combine the sugar, milk, lemon juice, pecans, oil, orange juice, zest and eggs.  Add to your flour mixture and stir with a spoon just until moist.

Pour your batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.  Bake your bread at 350 degrees F for about 45 to 48 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool for about 10 minutes and remove bread and place on wire rack.  Allow to cool completely.

For the glaze, combine the powdered sugar and orange juice, whisking until smooth.  Drizzle glaze over your bread and sprinkle with pecans.  Enjoy!