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Spiced Citrus Pecan Breakfast Bread

Yields1 Serving

Savor the taste and aroma of naturally sweet pecans paired with citrus and spices. Pair it with a side of fresh fruit at breakfast or have it with tea for a delicious afternoon snack.

 ½ cup + 1/4 cup fresh pecan pieces
 1 ¾ cups light spelt or whole wheat pastry flour
 1 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp fine salt
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  cup coconut sugar or light or dark brown sugar (to taste)
 Zest and juice of 2 oranges (about 1/2 cup juice)
 6 tbsp pecan or vegetable oil (such as safflower, grapeseed, coconut, or refined avocado)
 ½ cup cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly oil a rectangular loaf pan.


In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour(s), baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and sugar.


In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the orange zest, juice, oil, and water. Add these wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until they’re just evenly combined (a few clumps are fine). Fold in 1/2 cup pecan pieces. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf, then sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup pecan pieces on top.


Bake the loaf for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and set. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan, then transfer it to a wire rack. Allow it to cool to room temperature before slicing and serving.

Recipe Note:

You may also use unbleached, all purpose flour, or a combination of AP & whole wheat

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%

Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 180mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%

Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.