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Orange Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Orange Banana Nut Bread Recipe

I like this recipe because the orange juice gives the nut bread such a unique flavor and also makes it moist.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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meaganteal User ID: 814898 270156
Reviewed 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."

lvarner User ID: 35803 267640
Reviewed 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!"

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."

cjsu User ID: 865062 33452
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2010

"This bread was delicious and moist! I added a little more than a cup of fresh coarsely chopped cranberries. I am making again today!"

thuber1 User ID: 3336197 58514
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"I live at a high altitude, so I'm not sure if my lack of success is due to that reason. But this recipe produced a dry bread. Good flavor, but too dry for our liking. I'm used to dense and cakey moist banana bread. This is not even close."

pack1966 User ID: 1417361 49875
Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"this is excellent recipe. i sub'd sunflower seeds for walnuts and only used 2 bananas (b/c that's what I had on-hand). Still turned out beautiful and delicious! Great recipe."

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