Banana Orange Bread (Pan de Banano y Naranja)

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!


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


  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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  1. says

    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?) :-)

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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.

  5. Kyanna says

    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 : )

  6. Patricia says

    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!!!

  7. Christine Paul says

    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!

  8. paola says

    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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