Chocolate Pistachio Orange Loaf

Chocolate Pistachio Orange Loaf

You're in for a special treat when you bite into this delicious quick bread.

20 min. prep time
16 servings
151 Rating



3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 tablespoon orange flavoring
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup ground or very finely chopped salted pistachio nuts


1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons orange juice


Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease and flour 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.

Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add sour cream, orange flavoring and orange zest. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until just mixed. (Do not overmix.) Stir in chocolate chips and ground pistachios.

Spoon batter into prepared. Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (If browning too quickly, cover loaf with aluminum foil.) Cool 10 minutes; invert onto cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice in bowl for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over cooled bread.

Recipe Tip

For a more tender crust, do not glaze. Wrap loaf in plastic food wrap; refrigerate overnight. Prepare glaze as directed above; drizzle over bread.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 310

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 300mg

Carbohydrates: 43g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #5296©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Am writing this from heaven, since I think that is where I went after the first bite! I made 2 loaves. One with pecans, the other as written. Excellent. Will be making again for the holidays. My neighbors loved it also. Thanks for another great treat.

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