Orange Banana Nut Bread Recipe
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Orange Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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I like this recipe because the orange juice gives the nut bread such a unique flavor and also makes it moist.
Featured In: Banana Bread A to Z
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 131 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Orange Banana Nut Bread in Country Extra May 1999, p49

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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 258823
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016

"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!"

lomckenna User ID: 8021743 52614
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"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."

nawilliams4203 User ID: 7124536 72669
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"This is the best Banana bread Recipe thus far....."

lhangel User ID: 720550 203130
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"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.)"

Church chef User ID: 760584 68818
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"Delicious. Good texture. easy to prepare."

TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 52612
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012

"Delicious and very easy to make. I only cooked for 50 minutes, and it could have been taken out a few minutes earlier."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 24462
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"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"

truejoie User ID: 6609726 58572
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"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."

misscleocat User ID: 257578 68817
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"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!!!!!!!!!"

grammadappy User ID: 3237527 72667
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"I have received more compliments on this banana bread than on any other I have made."

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