Thursday, February 26, 2009

Orange Banana-Nut Bread

I had some old bananas I needed to use up, so I made this the other night while watching my guilty pleasure, the Bachelor. Recipe from Cooking Light. I even remembered to take a picture! YUM.

In addition to tasting good, it made the house smell amazing for about 24 hours.


Orange Banana-Nut Bread

Adapted from Cooking Light
Printable Recipe

2 cups flour, all-purpose
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 whole eggs
1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed
1 1/2 tablespoons orange peel, grated
3 tablespoons orange juice
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups and level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, peel and juice; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until just moist. Stir in walnuts. Spoon into an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350 for one hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

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