Orange Spice Banana Bread




Yield 1 loaf

Take regular banana bread to the next level by artfully adding a few more hints of tropical taste with oranges and spices, finished off with a lovely light orange glaze.



  1. Move an oven rack to middle position and set your oven to heat to 350 degrees F. Prep a 9X4 bread pan by either spraying generously with non-stick spray, or coating with crisco and dusting with flour.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of orange zest, sugar, mashed banana, melted butter, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Gently stir the contents of the second mixing bowl (wet ingredients) into the first mixing bowl (dry ingredients) with a wooden spoon just until no more white streaks of flour remain. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a skewer in the center comes out clean. Dump out loaf and cool on a wire rack.
  5. While loaf is cooling, mix 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice with powdered sugar. When loaf has cooled for 30 minutes, drizzle glaze over loaf, slice and serve.

Courses snack

Cuisine American

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice

Amount Per Serving

Calories 278

% Daily Value

Total Fat 8.3 g


Saturated Fat 4.8 g


Cholesterol 56 mg


Sodium 280 mg


Total Carbohydrates 47.7 g


Dietary Fiber 1.9 g


Sugars 24 g

Protein 4.7 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by The Goldilocks Kitchen at