• Clementine Vanilla Bean Quick Bread

    By food contributor Brittany

    clementine quick bread recipe
    With clementines in season I find myself eating them all day long. So it was natural for me to try and find a more creative way to eat them, and who doesn’t love a fresh loaf of sweet bread? This bread is super light and not overpowering, making it great for breakfast or brunch. But the very best part of this bread was the aroma that filled my entire house while it was baking, I’ve never been so impatient waiting for something to bake! Seriously heavenly!
    clementine quick bread recipe
    I preferred my bread chilled in the fridge for a couple hours and if you want to get all fancy, try making a citrus honey butter to compliment it! Yum!
    Keep reading for the recipe…

    Clementine Vanilla Bean Quick Bread w/Clementine Glaze

    adapted from Martha Stewart
    8 clementines or tangerines,
    • 3/4 c. of juice (1/2 c. is for the glaze)
    • 1 tbsp. zest
    3/4 c. heavy cream
    1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
    2 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
    1/4 tsp. baking powder
    1/4 tsp. baking soda
    1/4 tsp. salt
    4 oz. (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
    1 1/4 c. sugar (1/4 c. is for the glaze)
    2 vanilla beans, split and scraped, reserve pod for another use
    2 large eggs
    (the original recipe calls for clementine segments in the bread but I liked it without!)
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.  Butter and flour a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan.
    2. Zest 4 clementines to yield 1 tbsp zest. Juice all clementines to yield 3/4 c. of juice.
    3. Combine 1/4 cup clementine juice, the cream, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Set aside.
    4. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Set aside.


    5. In a separate bowl beat together softened butter, sugar, zest, and vanilla beans, for about 4 minutes.
    6. While the machine is still running, add eggs 1 at a time. Reduce speed to low and add the cream
    mixture and dry mixture alternating until combined.
    7. Pour batter into pan and place pan on a baking sheet. Place in oven for 55-65 minutes.  Keep an eye on it,
    and put foil over the bread about 40 minutes in.
    8. Meanwhile, bring remaining 1/2 c. clementine juice and 1/4 c. of sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
    Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
    9. Remove bread from oven and poke holes in the top with a skewer and then brush the clementine syrup on top. Invert pan to remove bread
    and let it cool completely on a wire rack, top side up. Brush the remaining clementine syrup onto sides and again on top of bread. (This bread can be stored, wrapped at room temp overnight or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.)

    1. shelly@ohshellsbells said… February 11, 2014 1:03 pm

      i have all of the ingredients for this at home in my pantry right now. i am fated to make this bread.

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    4. Kristina said… January 18, 2014 6:09 am

      How do you juice the clementines if you don’t have a juicer? Wouldn’t a blender make it too pulpy and not smooth enough?

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    6. Beth said… January 16, 2014 2:07 pm

      This looks delicious!

    7. Michelle said… January 15, 2014 12:08 pm

      Excited for this! Surprised no one has made a Walter Mitty comment yet! 🙂
      Thanks for sharing!

    8. Sarah | The Sugar Hit said… January 13, 2014 4:55 pm

      This looks gorgeous – vanilla and citrus is such a delicious combination.

    9. Joyce @ MustardSeeds+Hope said… January 13, 2014 12:36 pm

      So simple + beautiful.

    10. Jess said… January 13, 2014 12:01 pm

      I am so glad to see a recipe with clementines! You always get so many at a time that it’s nice to have something to make with them as well as eat them as is.

      • Liz Stanley said… January 13, 2014 10:39 pm

        I agree! I’ve never cooked with them and was excited to see this recipe!

    11. Melissa said… January 13, 2014 11:49 am

      I’m a sucker for anything sweet and citrusy! I’m trying not to eat so many sweets this year, but this quick bread may just be my downfall!

      • Liz Stanley said… January 13, 2014 10:40 pm

        I knoooow so tempting!

    12. Heidi said… January 13, 2014 11:27 am

      Not only does this sound amazing, but your photos are stellar! What a beautiful recipe!

    13. brooke field said… January 13, 2014 9:55 am

      that looks really yummy! i made ina garten’s meyer lemon cake last week, and this looks even more refreshing!

    14. Christine said… January 13, 2014 9:49 am

      Last year we made a clementine sorbet…SOO refreshing and sweet. We just peeled them, threw them in our vitamix with a little sugar and water, strained it, then churned it in our ice cream maker.

      • Liz Stanley said… January 13, 2014 10:40 pm

        Wow, that sounds so amazing. Must try it!

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