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Mini Chocolate Chip Orange Quick Bread



One-bowl Mini Chocolate Chip Orange Quick Bread, wonderful for holiday gifting!

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Mini Chocolate Chip Orange Quick Bread

Hi there, it’s Sherri from The Well-Floured Kitchen. Orange is one of my favorite flavors to bake with, especially at this time of year. I’m not sure if it is the same elsewhere, but here in the Massachusetts I almost can’t find an out of season orange, and if I do they aren’t very good. Like a kid waiting for Christmas, I wait for the supermarket to finally overflow with all things citrusy. Add in a little chocolate and that’s it, I’m completely smitten.

So today I am sharing some mini orange quick bread loaves that can be shared. These cute little guys can be popped in a bag and tied up with some twine for a hostess gift, or a little something sweet for your party guests to take home. The extras could also be stashed in the freezer and pulled out on a crazy December day. You know they are coming!

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I have a silicone mini loaf pan that makes 8. I have quite a few silicone pans, but for whatever reason I find the the mini loaves are the hardest to pop out. I generally give the pan a light greasing and it works much better. Of course, if you are using any other type of mini loaf pan, they will also need to be lightly greased. The breads are a lovely size, just right for one person.

So many layers of flavors are hiding in these little mini chocolate chip orange quick breads. First, I zested an orange peel because I just love the fresh, beautiful flavor zest brings. I zest directly over the bowl of dry ingredients using a microplane. Be careful not to include any of the white part of the peel, it is bitter. I also used a combination of orange and vanilla extracts, which complement each other. The bulk of the orange flavor is the orange juice, which you could squeeze fresh {with that zested orange!}, but I want this recipe to be super easy so I use store bought juice

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