Orange Banana Nut Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (12 slices each)
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 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 2 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans.
- Bake at 325° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to a wire rack to cool completely.
Freeze option: Securely wrap cooled loaves in plastic and foil; freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 176 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Jul 30, 2017
Although a good banana bread recipe, we couldn't taste the orange at all. Will try again tomorrow after the flavors have settled.
Jun 4, 2017
I loved the flavor and texture combinations in this quick bread. With the addition of orange, it is especially nice for the holidays. The one thing I changed was the amont of oil: to me, the finished product seemed a bit dry so I increased the oil to 1/2 cup with good results. I also baked the bread the day before and, after cooling completely, wrapped the loaf in foil e By the next day, it was much more moist (just the way I like it). Don't skip the walnuts - they add great texture and flavor, I think!
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!
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.
Aug 8, 2014
This is the best Banana Bread Recipe thus far.....
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.)
Oct 2, 2012
Delicious. Good texture. Easy to prepare.
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.
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
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.