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Orange Banana-Nut Bread

Yield 1 loaf, 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Orange rind and juice delicately flavor this bread. For a quick breakfast, spread toasted slices of this bread with reduced-fat cream cheese and top with thinly sliced strawberries, peaches, or kiwi.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 178
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 5.4 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 3.1 g
  • carbohydrate 30.5 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • cholesterol 34 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 170 mg
  • calcium 11 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.

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

  3. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, rind, and juice; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Stir in walnuts; spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 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.