Chocolate Pistachio Orange Loaf
20 min
1 hr 50 min



3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

Tip #1

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


14Fat (mg)
45Cholesterol (mg)
300Sodium (mg)
43Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)


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  September 13, 2016

My wife suggested cranberries instead of the chocolate so I put in a half cup chopped up in a food processor and she loved it! Great recipe thank you.

— says Mike
  November 13, 2008

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.

— says Hallie
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