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Chocolate Pistachio Orange Loaf

Chocolate Pistachio Orange Loaf

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 50 min
Total Time



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.

Nutrition (1 serving)

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