I’m glad the weekend is here, except that once again the weather in Montreal isn’t all that great! It seems every time I want to start working on a new DIY project, mother nature throws me a curve ball to keep me inside. It’s Friday night and it just stopped snowing, I took this picture from the front of our house so you can see that spring has not arrived yet on this side of the world:
This weekend, I wanted to work on my son’s craft table from IKEA, I had plans to make it fun and practical for him but I guess it will have to wait until next weekend. Black and White paint is involved, so stay tuned! It’s frustrating not been able to work on much needed DIY’s around here until we get warmer days, I can’t use my garage because it’s still a mess in there. OK, I’ve complained enough about the weather. Tonight, I wanted to share with you this delicious banana and orange bread recipe. I hope you don’t mind if this is not the first time I’m sharing a banana bread recipe but I swear each one gets better and better.
This recipe was inspired not by one but by several banana and orange bread recipes found online. None of them completely appealed to me on their own, so I took the ingredients that I thought would make a delicious and moist banana orange bread.
Please let me share with you this recipe!
These are the ingredients you will need:
- 1 medium size orange
- 2 to 3 medium size ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup of flour
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup of buttermilk
- 1/4 cup of orange juice (I used Oasis orange juice)
- 2 tablespoons of icing sugar
Preheat your oven at 350 degrees
Prepare 2 9X5 loafs pans with parchment paper
Wash the orange (please!)
Grate the peel off your medium size orange (the entire peel) into a bowl:
mash 2 ripe bananas into a bowl:
Add the peel of the orange to the bowl of the mashed bananas, then add orange juice to the mix:
mix the dry ingredients together:
mix the wet ingredients together and pour them into the same bowl as the dry ingredients. Mix until completely blended.
I cut a third banana into little circles and small chunks of orange pieces. I used half of these to decorate the top of the bread and the other half was used inside the bread to give it texture and bursts of flavour when you bite into a piece of banana or orange:
Once you added half of the fruits into the batter fold them in using a spatula:
Pour the batter into 2 9×5 loaf pans
As mentioned before; with the second half of the fruits, decorate your bread:
Bake them for 60 minutes or until ready. To make the batter more liquid, I added buttermilk and orange juice. After 60 minutes of baking, I left the breads cool down in the oven, I only took them out 15 minutes later to make sure they were well baked. Don’t forget to always insert a toothpick inside the bread and make sure it comes out clean.
Here they are, 2 delicious and very moist banana and orange breads:
The house smelled more like orange than banana, so delicious. You can see from the picture below how well the oranges and banana pieces blended well together:
Each bite you take is good:
I tried my best to give some to Nate, so he could eat something ; no luck! Can’t complain, this afternoon he ate a bit of scrambled eggs and french toasts. Tomorrow, I’m planning on preparing another batch of delicious homemade waffles for breakfast AGAIN!
Hubby and I, we enjoyed a piece of bread with a good cup of coffee:
I’m so happy to have tried these ingredients mixed together and treated myself to this delectable treat.
Hope everyone will have a great weekend despite the weather!
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- Preheat your oven at 350 degrees
- Prepare 2 9X5 loafs pans with parchment paper
- Wash the orange
- Grate the peel off your medium size orange (the entire peel) into a bowl
- mash 2 ripe bananas into a bowl
- Add the peel of the orange to the bowl of the mashed bananas, then add orange juice to the mix
- mix the dry ingredients together
- mix the wet ingredients together and pour them into the same bowl as the dry ingredients
- mix until completely blended
- cut a banana into little circles and small chunks of orange pieces
- add half of the fruits into the batter, fold them in using a spatula
- Pour the batter into 2 9×5 loaf pans
- decorate your bread with the second half of the fruits
- Bake them for 60 minutes or until ready
- let the breads cool down in the oven and take them out after 15 minutes
- insert a toothpick inside the bread and make sure it comes out clean