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Blood Orange Banana Bread Recipe

I seem to be a little late to the COVID bread baking game, but it is never too late to make your family a fresh loaf of banana bread. Am I right?

Blood Oranges from Melissa's Produce

Last week, I got some amazingly delicious blood oranges from Melissa’s Produce, and I decided to mix-up my traditional banana bread recipe to make an orange banana bread instead. The result, was some of the best freshly made bread that has ever come out of my oven.

Blood Orange Banana Bread Recipe

Orange Banana Bread Recipe


1 1/2 cups sugar
3 Tbl vegetable oil
2 Large eggs
4 Ripe bananas
3 Cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 blood oranges from Melissa’s Produce


In a bowl, combine the sugar, oil and eggs. Stir in bananas and the juice from the two oranges. Mix well.

Next, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.

Finally, put the mixture into a greased bread pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Enjoy

About Melissa’s Blood Oranges

Named for their deep red flesh and rosy blush on the skin, Blood Oranges are the perfect blend of juicy, sweet and tart. Traditionally grown in Italy, Blood Oranges are popular with chefs for use in creating amazing sauces, sorbets and desserts.

Choose Blood Oranges that are firm and heavy for their size. Blood Oranges may have a full-colored blush or have no blush at all. Avoid blemishes and shriveled or moldy spots. For the juiciest, sweetest fruit, look for Blood Oranges with a sweet, clean fragrance. Store at cool room temperatures for up to one week or refrigerate for up to two weeks.

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