Orange Banana Bread

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups ripe mashed bananas (about 4 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Sliced bananas, for garnish
  • Optional Garnishes:
  • Peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Cream cheese
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-5 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another large bowl, combine the bananas, butter, yogurt, vanilla extract and eggs whisking until smooth. Fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well incorporated. Stir in the orange zest and ground cinnamon.

Pour into the prepared pan. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Garnish with bananas. Then if you like, spread on a bit of peanut butter, honey or cream cheese.


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Very easy to follow, so tasty...my boyfriend loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent recipe. It's moist and tasty, and I liked the orange so much I'm going to add more the nest time I make it. Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe - the orange zest is the kicker. Next time around I'll try adding walnuts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great moist bread that always makes me proud to serve. I use sour cream in place of yogurt which doesn't make the bread taste any different item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great and delicious banana bread! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this, exchanged the butter (sorry Paula with oil and reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup added walnuts. Fantastic. The orange zest really makes the difference! Needed to bake for a full hour. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just found this recipe and I know this will delicious. Anything from Paula Dean is divine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading about this recipe being "gooy" in the middle. I added 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts. The nuts absorbed the liquids. Baked it for 55min at 350. Perfect, yummy and oh so fattening lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
So, I made this and it was really good! It was a tad bit gooy in the middle, but it was still good. I drizzled honey on top of it, and it was really good. I even turned it into French Toast in the morning! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! I didn't have orange zest but I did have lemon peel. I don't know how it could be any better. Definitely a keeper. Now, back to the gym. Lol!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added crushed pecans and it came out great. It also freezes well item not reviewed by moderator and published

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