Adding macadamia nuts to a traditional banana bread gives it a taste of the tropics.
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2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup orange juice
2 medium (1 cup) ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 (3.25-ounce) jar (2/3 cup) macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
*Substitute chopped walnuts.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 3 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans; set aside.
Combine all ingredients except bananas, orange juice, coconut and nuts in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Add bananas and orange juice. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in coconut and nuts. (Batter will be thick.)
Spread into prepared pans. Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
This bread can also be baked in greased (9x5-inch) loaf pan. Bake 60-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.
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it was easy to make and I enjoyed it very much! Great with ice cold milk!!!!
I found this recipe from a Land o' Lakes advertisement page featuring recipes in Reader's Digest magazine about 15 years ago and, unfortunately, lost during one of my moves in the years since. I've been searching for this recipe--the best banana bread I've ever had--for years! Finally, finally, I was able to find it again here! The funny thing is that I've never made it with the coconut or macadamia nuts and I still think it's amazing. The other ingredients are things you usually have on hand (both the OJ and the orange rind can be provided from a single orange or mandarin) and it's relatively easy to make; the hardest part is grating orange peel. :) Just tried it with chocolate chips and it was awesome. Highly, highly recommend... Don't lose the recipe! :D
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