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Orange Spice Banana Bread

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


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.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar


  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.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hours
  • Category: snack
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 278
  • Sugar: 24 g
  • Sodium: 280 mg
  • Fat: 8.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 56 mg