- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1/4 cups)
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- In a bowl, combine the sugar, oil and eggs; mix well. Stir in bananas and orange juice. Combine the dry ingredients; add to banana mixture, beating just until moistened. Stir in walnuts. Pour into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans.
Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to a wire rack to cool completely.
Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaves in plastic wrap and foil. To use, thaw at room temperature. Yield: 2 loaves.
Reviews for Orange Banana Nut Bread
"Excellent! I made four mini loaves and froze three for later. I like the fact that it only uses 3 Tablespoons of oil, and is still so very moist. I added orange zest as others suggested. A 'keeper recipe' for sure!"
"This was really good! A very moist banana bread with a hint of orange. The recipe made two loaves, so I froze one for Christmas Day and shared the other. I did omit the walnuts, only because I didn't have any. It didn't affect the recipe at all - although I'm sure the walnuts would be great if added! I'll put this one away in my Christmas baking File!"
"This is one of the best banana breads I have ever made. Super moist and very flavorful. Only had 1 cup of white sugar so added quarter cup light brown, recipe was very forgiving. Made 4 small loaves ,baked for 25 minutes, turned out great!Thank you,I will definitely make again."
"This is the best Banana bread Recipe thus far....."
"An absolute 10 ! Have yet to find anyone who didn't like this - even used the nutritional facts for those on weight watchers to be able to figure their points. (Which is 4 points per slice.)"
"Delicious. Good texture. Easy to prepare."
"Delicious and very easy to make. I only cooked for 50 minutes, and it could have been taken out a few minutes earlier."
"Great with whole wheat flour. I used 4 bananas. I think next time I will add some grated orange peel for a bit more orange taste.~ Theresa"
"I recently made an orange bread recipe and since I like banana bread, I started thinking how good the two would be together. I searched for a recipe and found this one, but I was surprised to find that the taste wasn't as good as I thought it would be. Too fruity, in a "child's fruity toothpaste" kind of way. Other people liked it though, so I guess it just shows how our tastebuds are all different."
"I loved this recipe! I added orange zest and some good vanilla extract. I just love the flavor and moistness of this bread. I willl make again & again..So good!!!!!!!!!"