Friday, February 8, 2013

Orange Banana Bread

This is another breakfast bread. Whenever I make Banana Walnut bread, I have to bake their separate without nuts or grind nuts in. I saw this Orange Banana Bread recipe on Paula Dean show and tried it. It turned out really well. It was very moist and not too sweet. It was recommended for using it as breakfast bread. And I think it suited that way really well. 

My kiddos are sucker for Orange flavor. Especially my older one. Last week I had bananas sitting on my counter top. So made these again. As soon as the kiddos walked through front door, they said "Hmmmm.. that smells sooooo good". Sunny boy immediately added "Is that orange cake or something?". LOL, yeah, your home smells divine when you bake this cake. 

Try this low fat variation of the bread. You can replace the eggs by Flax-seed flour (2 tbsp. soaked in 2 tbsp. of water.) 

Prep Time : 15 min | Baking Time : 45 to 55 minutes | Makes : One pan loaf

Recipe - Adapted from Paula Dean

Flour [Multi-grain + AP flour] - 2 cup
Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp.
Baking soda - 3/4 tsp.
Salt - 1/2 tsp.
Sugar - 1 cup
Yogurt - 1/3 of cup
Eggs - 2 (Flax-seed flour - 2 tbsp. soaked in 2 tbsp. of water.) 
Orange Zest - 1 tsp.
Orange juice - 1/3 cup
Olive Oil - 1/4 Cup
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp.
Banana - 3

Method of Preparation:

~ Preheat the oven to 350 deg. 
~ In a small bowl mix flour, Cinnamon, Baking soda, Salt and Sugar.
~ Mash bananas and keep it aside.
~ Take yogurt in a bigger bowl, whisk swiftly. Add eggs and continue to whisk.
~ Add orange zest, oil, vanilla essence and then banana. 
~ Slowly add dry ingredients in batches, adding orange juice in between.
~ Mix it all well and put it in the sprayed loaf container.
~ Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.

Ideas to serve:

- You can serve it while topping with fresh banana and honey. Or any kind of jam you have. 
- Toast it a little bit and you can top it with cream cheese or peanut butter. Cream cheese topping has been my favorite so far.
- To serve as dessert, you can toast the bread lightly and serve with vanilla ice-cream.

Serving this @ Bon Vivant #12 - Quixotic Fixes - Check out this month's detail and giveaway.

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  1. I am driving in this blizzard for this bread. it's worth it.

    1. LOL Linsey. Thnx for your lovely comment. We should meet sometime, but not in this weather. Stay safe!

    2. Next time i will be in robbinsvill i will let u know. i will email lyou my contact no.

  2. What a wonderful idea - orange banana bread - it looks fantastic!! love the spices you used
    mary x

  3. Awesome recipe thanks for linking this recipe with my event.. for winning feb's month surprise giveaway.... collect more likes on your recipe check facebook link

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  4. Awesome combination of banana and orange blended in a bread.

  5. Sumee this orange bread looks delicious. Thanks for linking Recipes with Fruits and Giveaway

    Hope you are not staying the blizzard way . If so stay safe.

  6. Love the orange and banana combination - would love to see it at my breakfast table :)

  7. Bread looks tempting. My kids will love it.

    Event: Sweet Luv - 2013

  8. Looks healthy & yummy da...:-)

  9. looks yummy & spongy!
    Thanks a lot for sharing with my event...

  10. Very delectable, perfect with coffee.


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