Orange and Wheat Banana Bread

2
Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

I developed this bread based on a basic banana bread recipe from King Arthur Flour, but made a few changes, such as the addition of orange juice and grated orange peel. I also adjusted the leavening to get a nice high rise. I love using the Tea Bread pan I got from King Arthur for this recipe. Chop the nuts very fine. I used pecans, but walnuts are also nice in this bread. Be sure to use the correct amount of bananas. It took 5 medium bananas this time for me to get 2 cups mashed.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
16-18 slices
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 2 c
    mashed ripe bananas, about 4-5
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange zest
  • 1 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • TOPPING

  • 4 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated orange zest

How to Make Orange and Wheat Banana Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan, or a long tea bread pan (12" x 4" x 2"). Set aside.
  2. In your mixing bowl, with paddle attachment, mash the bananas. Mix in the oil, sugar, eggs, orange juice, and 1 teaspoon grated orange zest.
  3. Combine the flours, soda, baking powder, salt, and nuts in a medium bowl and stir well by hand. Add in two parts to the liquid ingredients, stirring after each addition on low speed.
  4. Stir together TOPPING ingredients in a small bowl until well blended. Sprinkle half on the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan, and sprinkle the remaining topping mixture evenly over the top of the batter.
  5. Bake the bread for 65-70 minutes, until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack and finish cooling. Slice when completely cool.

Printable Recipe Card

About Orange and Wheat Banana Bread

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Hashtag: #whole wheat




Show 7 Comments & Reviews

Nut-thing But Love For These Pecan Desserts Recipe

"Nut"-Thing but Love for These Pecan Desserts

Kitchen Crew

There are strong opinions about putting nuts into dessert. Some say no way, while others raise their hand high (I have both hands raised) for any dessert, including ones with...

20 Fudging Delicious Recipes

20 Fudging Delicious Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

If you love fudge, then you're going to fudgin love these recipes!

13 Heavenly Cheesecake Recipes

13 Heavenly Cheesecake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Cheesecake is one of our favorite go-to dessert recipes! So rich, creamy and dreamy, there’s nothing like biting into a delicious slice of cheesecake. Whether you’re into fruity cheesecakes, rich...