Chocolate Pistachio Orange Loaf

Chocolate Pistachio Orange Loaf
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You're in for a special treat when you bite into this delicious quick bread.
20 min
Prep Time
1:50
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Bread

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

Glaze

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  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. 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. Combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice in bowl for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over cooled bread.

Recipe Tips

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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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