One of my favorite recipes from my favorite cookbook, More with Less is the Whole Wheat Orange Bread. I made a few changes to the recipe when making it yesterday and it turned out wonderfully! This is a dense, slightly sweet healthier quick-bread. This time of year is perfect for making this since you need grated orange peel and oranges and other citrus fruits are generally cheap!
(adapted from More with Less)
Makes 1 loaf
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix in large bowl:
3 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or combo of other flours)
1/2 cup sugar or honey
1/3 cup apple juice
1-2 TBS. grated citrus fruit peel
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 c. milk
1/2 cup oil (I used half applesauce)
1 egg, beaten
Stir until well combined. Pour into greased bread pan. Sprinkle top with 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean (at 350 degrees).
Another awesome idea for using otherwise useless orange peels comes from the smart and talented AllyJo! She shows how to make your home smell oh-so-good by making potporri or a stovetop fragrance with your orange peels!
Tammy's kitchen tip from a few weeks ago demonstrated a great idea for using orange peels to turn a stinky garbage disposal into sweet smelling citrusy goodness!