Banana Orange Bread (Pan de Banano y Naranja)

by Erica Dinho on June 30, 2009

Banana and Orange Bread

Banana and Orange Bread

I love classic banana bread, but I don’t like to bake. So I usually eat it when my mother-in-law makes it for me. However, we were invited to a last minute dinner party and I didn’t have anything to bring, but I always have bananas at home, so I decided to create this Banana Orange Bread and everybody liked it. Enjoy!

(Ingredients)

2 cups all purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
5 ripe bananas (mashed)
2 beaten eggs
2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch salt
½ cup melted butter
½ cup dried cranberries
Rind and juice from 1 medium orange
½ teaspoon almond extract
Confectioners sugar for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease bottom of a loaf pan and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Sift the flour with the baking powder into a bowl, add sugar, the cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl add the mashed bananas, the eggs,honey,almond extract, butter, orange juice and rind.
  5. Add the banana mixture into the flour mixture and stir until smooth. Add the cranberries.
  6. Spoon the batter into prepare pan and bake about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center come out clean.
  7. Cool on wire rack and sprinkle with sugar.
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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sophie June 30, 2009 at 7:09 AM

What a lovely banana & cranberry bread! I so love it!
Yummie, Erica!

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2 Anna June 30, 2009 at 7:47 AM

I love deserts that are a bit tart with citrus, it looks great too. I would love my guests to surprise me with banana bread. (Where do you live again?) :-)

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3 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie June 30, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Delicious banana bread – I love your addition of orange juice and cranberries!

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4 Ann June 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

That looks so moist and yumm!

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5 Monica Wong June 30, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Yummy and seems easy to make!

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6 Liz June 30, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Hi Erica! This is my second time in your blog, and I still love it! This banana bread must be wonderful.

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7 Marta June 30, 2009 at 2:05 PM

I love new twists on the classic banana bread! This orangy version sounds delicious because the tangy twsit must really complement the sweetness of the banana, balancing the whole thing out. Thanks!

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8 Soma June 30, 2009 at 3:45 PM

This sounds more like a wonderful fruit cake. I add orange to most of my banana breads, as i am not too fond of banana & orange adds that refreshing taste. looks professionally done.

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9 Jyoti June 30, 2009 at 4:13 PM

The bread looks delicious and perfect!

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10 Gera @ SweetsFoods June 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM

It looks moist and fascinating this bread of banana & orange! :)

Cheers,

Gera

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11 Erica June 30, 2009 at 9:36 PM

Thank you all for your comments!

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12 Kim July 1, 2009 at 9:10 AM

Your bread looks so good! Are you sure you don’t like to bake??? You might have a hidden talent : ) I love any type of banana bread. I would love a slice for breakfast this morning.

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13 nora@ffr July 2, 2009 at 9:51 AM

vat a simple looking bread. perfect for breakfast :)

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14 myfrenchkitchen July 6, 2009 at 4:08 AM

this bread looks beautiful…I like the addition of dried cranberries…would’ve never thought of that!
ronelle

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15 The Food Hunter July 6, 2009 at 12:00 PM

This sounds delicious. I love the idea of adding the orange and almond.

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16 Kyanna May 18, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Thank you so much for this website!!

My daughter’s best friend is colombian and my daughter decieded to do her country report on Colombia. Part of the project was to cook a tradtional dish of the country and bring it in to share w/ the class. I searched the internet and I was over whelmed w/ the items I found and thought it would be a loss (the dish is do tomorrow 5-18)
Then I came across your website and I really have to say THANK YOU! Your recipes are clear and easy to follow. I’m baking the bread as I type this and the house is smelling YUMMY!

Thank you again for your site and keeping my daughter from getting a zero : )

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17 Isabel October 18, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Erica,
Orange rind es la cascara de la naranja?

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18 Erica October 18, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Isabel- yes.

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19 Patricia May 31, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I’ve made this three times now. My family LOVES this recipe and so do all the lucky neighbors who have received a loaf! This is destined to become a regular family recipe. Super yummy and easy!!!

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20 Christine Paul January 5, 2013 at 9:16 PM

FYI – This looks like an amazing recipe and mine is currently in the oven. I can hardly wait for it to come out! However, do you realize that you didn’t include the sugar, honey, or almond extract in the directions? I have enough baking experience to know when to add them, since I like gathering all measured ingredients ahead of time so I am sure everything goes in. I had to back-track to be sure I included everything or they would have been omitted. Hope it tastes as good as it smells! :) Thank you!

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21 Erica January 6, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Will fix it….Thanks!

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22 paola February 27, 2013 at 9:20 PM

hola erica, descubri tu receta hace ya casi un mes y he estado haciendo tus recetas al menos 2 por semana te lo agradezco por tan excelente pagina lo que no te agradezco son las lb que nos hemos ganado comiendo estas delicias.
Hoy hice este pan, delicioso.
Hice unas variaciones, no tenia cranberries y lo reemplace por raisins, no tenia almond extract asi que use vanilla y le agregue un poquito de rum y quedo DERRECHUPETE.
una observacion:
en los ingredientes mencionas la honey y el almond extract pero olvidaste nombrarlos en los pasos de preparacion.
Aunque igual creo que la gente si los agrega pero pues es solo una sugerencia.
Se me olvidaba decirte soy COLOMBIANA tambien.
Viva nuestra tierra y nuestra comidita.

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23 Erica February 27, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Voy arreglarlo…..gracias por el comentario!!!! :)

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24 AG June 17, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Do you realize that you didn’t include the sugar, honey, or almond extract in the directions?

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25 Erica Dinho June 18, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Sorry….It’s an old post. I will fix it soon! Thanks for letting me know!

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