Banana Orange Mini Loaves

Brunch tends to also be slightly less formal and easier to put together than a several course, sit down meal. When I am asked to bring something to a brunch, I like to turn to quick breads. Muffins, loaves of bread and coffee cakes are perfect for an Easter brunch. I personally love the combination of Bananas and Citrus in this Banana Orange Mini Loaf recipe. The flavor of the fresh bananas combined with the tang of the citrus are a definite springtime treat sure to be a hit at any brunch. However you chose to spend the Easter holiday, we hope you are surrounded by family, friends and delicious food! Enjoy!


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1/4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine sugar, oil and eggs in a medium bowl and mix well. Stir in bananas and orange juice.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients then add to banana mixture, beating just until moistened.
  3. Pour into 4 mini loaf pans sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Bake at 350• for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
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