Citrus Cinnamon Banana Bread

The smell of banana bread baking is always welcome at our house. Along with being such a great baker, my mother also made good use of everything!  Subsequently, when the bananas were brown, we got banana bread!  Obviously she used bananas, but she also would add in a “pinch” of this and a pinch of that.

In addition to a simple ingredient list, this banana bread is made in a blender!

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Citrus Cinnamon Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread cinnamon citrus pecans
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: theperksofbeingus


  • 2 1 ⁄2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon we use Ceylon Cinnamon from Spiceology
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons orange rind
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 small bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ⁄2 cup milk


Roast Pecans

  • Heat oven to 350 Degrees. Spray a rimmed cookie sheet with spray oil
  • Scatter pecans on sheet, and bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway thru.
  • Remove pecans from pan once roasted to cool

Prepare Banana Bread Batter:

  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt.
  • In blender chop nuts for 10 seconds.
  • Add ¾ cup of the nuts to the flour mixture, reserving balance to put on top of banana bread.
  • In blender put sugar, butter, egg, bananas, orange rind and milk. Push puree for 15 seconds.
  • Pour the banana mixture over the dry ingredients in the bowl and mix till moistened.
  • Spray a sheet of parchment with spray oil. Put parchment into a loaf pan, with some of the parchment hanging over the edge. This will make for easier removal of the banana bread.
  • Pour batter into a parchment lined loaf pan. Sprinkle balance of pecans on top
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Since ovens vary, check for a spring back when touched, and a toothpick to come out clean
  • Cool and serve sliced with butter.


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    Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

    Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


    1. Lauren Reply

      I had to leave out the walnuts, but otherwise made it as written. It’s AMAZING!! will recommend.

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