Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
The OJ and dried cranberries add just a little something to make it a somewhat different banana bread.
- 2 1⁄2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3⁄4 cup chopped pecans or 3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
- 3⁄4-1 cup dried cranberries
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup mashed banana
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease and flour one 9x5x3" loaf pan.
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in chopped nuts, and dried cranberries. Set aside.
- Cream shortening, add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add mashed banana and orange juice.
- Slowly beat the set aside dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Mix well.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 70-75 minutes.
- Cool 25-30 minutes before removing from pan.
This is really yummy. I had fresh cranberries so I used that. I cut them in half and used 3/4 cup. I used 1/2 cup splenda and 1/4 cup sugar. I used maybe only 1/4 cup pecans cause that's what I had. I cooked it for 70 minutes and it was perfect. I like the texture and the taste is great. Thanks Parsley :) Made for Market tag
This was wonderful! I couldn't resist cutting a slice only 10 minutes out of the oven because I was anxious to know how it tasted. The orange flavor improved after it cooled, but I still think I might zest an orange into the batter next time, just for a little extra oomph!
This is a very nice bread. I liked the orange flavor. I used pecans and 1/2 cup cranberries and 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots. I think the apricots were extra good in this! I baked it for 70 minutes but found it it overcooked around the edges and a little dry. Also the ingredients are out of order which made the recipe harder to follow.