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 1:50total time
16 servings
151 Rating

Ingredients

Bread

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tablespoon orange extract
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
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

Glaze

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

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add sour cream, orange extract and orange peel. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Beat, scraping bowl often, until just mixed. DO NOT OVERMIX. Stir in chocolate chips and ground pistachios by hand.

Spoon batter into greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pan. Bake for 60 to 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 small 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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