Delicious banana orange walnut bread with goodness of banana and orange with touch of cardamom and toasted walnuts.
How many times you can make banana bread in a month? Possible once or twice, but not more than that!
The chef in me woke up after thinking a lot on how to find a way to use them: Banana bread again or pancakes. Banana bread has more of a fan base than pancakes in my house. So Banana bread, then what? Just make same old banana bread or try to add some extras make it more tasty and flavorful.
This time I had a few oranges also accompanying my bananas in the fruit basket, waiting for use. So I decided to make banana bread with orange. That is with orange zest and orange juice.
This is the extremely intoxicating banana bread I have ever made and I love it. I am finally happy to find one more variation of banana bread. Banana made the bread soft, citrusy flavor gives it a zest; cardamom and vanilla give a nice aroma.
bananabreadphilic, who loves to eat banana bread more than banana itself.
What you need to make this Banana orange walnut bread
All purpose flour: Use unbleached all purpose flour
Wheat flour : Use whole wheat or white wheat flour
Sugar : Granulated sugar for more sweetness.
Egg: act as binder in this recipe
Orange: you can use both fresh orange juice and zest
Banana: try to select most ripe one.
Baking soda and baking powder act as leavener here.
Vanilla extract adds flavor
Salt: brings out the flavor of banana bread
Walnut: Lightly toasted and crushed is needed for the recipe
Cardamom: use green one for more flavor
Canola oil : Fat used in this recipe
First make dry ingredients by sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, crushed cardamom and salt.
Set aside orange zest and juice from two orange. Mash bananas using a fork or potato masher and keep aside.
Then make wet ingredients by beating egg with sugar and add orange juice, orange zest , oil and vanilla extract and mix everything incorporated well.
Mix in wet ingredients to dry ingredients
Finally fold in mashed banana and add crushed walnut and fold once again gently.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smoothen the tops with a spatula. .
Bake until skewer comes out clean.
Cool the bread in the pan for 5 minutes and remove it and cool in the wire rack for another 1 hour.
Cut into slices and enjoy as afternoon snack or Breakfast.
Banana Orange Walnut Bread
- Loaf pan
- 1 cup : All purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 2 Orange orange zest: 1 teaspoon and orange juice about ⅓ cup + half of ⅓ cup
- 3 Banana
- ½ teaspoon Baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ⅓ cup Walnut Lightly toasted and crushed
- 3 pods Cardamom
- ⅓ cup Canola oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
- Lightly grease the bottom and sides of an 8 ½ by 4 ½ by 2 ½-inch loaf pan with oil. Line the bottom with parchment paper, and then flour the sides of pan.
- Set aside orange zest and juice from two orange. Mash bananas using a fork or potato masher and keep aside.
- In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, crushed cardamom and salt. Keep aside.
- In a medium bowl beat egg with sugar and add orange juice, orange zest , oil and vanilla extract and mix everything incorporated well.
- Gradually add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix everything well.
- Finally fold in mashed banana and add crushed walnut and fold once again gently.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smoothen the tops with a spatula. .
- Bake for 55 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Cool the bread in the pan for 5 minutes and remove it and cool in the wire rack for another 1 hour.
- Slice the bread and enjoy
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.