Blood Orange Banana Bread with Blood Orange Glaze

This might be the best banana bread I’ve ever made. I had both super-ripe bananas and a plethora of blood oranges to use up, so I concocted this little gem. Quick, easy, and ridiculously full of bright fresh flavor.

Blood Orange Banana Bread with Blood Orange Glaze

For the banana bread:

½ c. butter, softened

1 c. white sugar

1-½ c. flour

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp sea salt

2 eggs

Zest of 1 blood orange

¼ c. fresh blood orange juice

3 mashed bananas

For the glaze:

Zest from 1 blood orange

1 c. powdered sugar

Approximately 2 Tbsp blood orange juice (adding more if necessary)

For the banana bread:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously butter one loaf pan. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter mixture, mixing well after each addition. Add the orange zest and juice. Mix well. Add in the bananas and stir until combined.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until just combined. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on rack.

For the glaze:

Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. When bread has cooled a little, spread glaze on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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