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Orange Banana Nut Bread

I like this recipe because the orange juice gives the nut bread such a bright flavor and also makes it moist. —Barbara Roethlisberger, Shepherd, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (12 slices each)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. 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 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 foil; freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 176 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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