Easy to bake, this light and fluffy banana bread makes the most of ripe bananas and simple ingredients. With a vibrant and zesty orange flavoured sponge and a sticky orange glaze, this is a great Springtime bake with 6 ingredients.

It is time for my banana bread of month and once again, I am cutting it rather fine as it’s the last day of March 2020 today. It’s fair to say we have all had a lot on our minds over the last few weeks, so despite my best intentions at the start of the month, days got away with me and I didn’t manage to bake my monthly creation. Until now that is. And this one is extra special.

Sticky Orange Banana Bread

Sticky Orange Banana Bread

This Sticky Orange Banana Bread is very different to my usual banana bread recipes which are more indulgent tasting with chocolate and nuts for example. This bake is even more refreshing and light thanks to orange zest. It amazes me that just adding in the zest of 2 oranges really brings this banana bread batter to life. It is so vibrant and full of flavour – and paired with the sticky orange glaze it makes for one delicious Spring-like treat.

As well as creating a fruity version of my banana bread, I also wanted to really strip back the ingredients to make it as accessible as possible to everyone. So there are no chia seeds or similar ingredients here, just the basics: bananas, oil, sugar, orange, flour and baking powder! And it reminds me that sometimes simple is best.

Sticky Orange Banana Bread

Sticky Orange Banana Bread

I’ve used self-raising flour as we are quite low on plain flour at home, but I am hoping the shops will be re-stocked soon. That said, I’ve included an option for plain flour – simply add more baking powder. You can also try this with spelt flour for example, be creative!

Whip this Sticky Orange Banana Bread up in 5 minutes – remember to use your ripest bananas – and wait for it to cool before drizzling over the sticky glaze and top with extra oranges, if you like. I also think it’s great topped with some granola or seeds for crunch!

Sticky Orange Banana Bread

Sticky Orange Banana Bread

I hope you will love this Sticky Orange Banana Bread and enjoy it with a cup of tea or even smeared with some nut butter and extra granola for breakfast! It is really light and fluffy, zesty and packed with orange flavour. It comes together with minimal fuss and ingredients and is great to make with friends or family.

If you are looking for more banana bread recipes, how about my Biscoff Cookie Banana Bread, Ultimate Banana Bread, Chocolate and Cherry Banana Cake or Chocolate Chip Oat Crumble Banana from Nourish Me. Or, if you fancy another type of bake, try my Spiced Apple Cake, Blueberry and Almond Cookie Bars or Cinnamon Raisin No-Yeast Swirl Buns.

Sticky Orange Banana Bread

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Difficulty: easy
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Easy to bake, this light and fluffy banana bread makes the most of ripe bananas and simple ingredients. With a vibrant and zesty orange-flavoured sponge and a sticky orange glaze, this is a great Springtime bake with 6 ingredients.


  • 3 large ripe bananas (about 300g)
  • 75g sunflower or olive oil
  • 100g coconut or brown sugar
  • 2 oranges, zested
  • 225g self-raising flour (or use plain flour with a total of 3 large tsp baking powder)
  • 2 large tsp baking powder
  • Glaze:
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 tsp water
  • To decorate:
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 tbsp granola or seeds, optional


1. Preheat the oven to 160Fan/180*C and line a baking loaf tin with parchment paper.
2. Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl and stir in the sunflower/olive oil, sugar and orange zest.
3. Fold in the flour and baking powder and stir to combine. Pour into the lined loaf tin.
4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Cover the loaf with some foil if it is starting to darken on top.
5. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack and cooling fully.
6. Make the topping by stirring together all the ingredients to a thick glaze.
7. Pour the glaze over the cooled cake and decorate with the orange slices and granola or seeds, if using. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Sticky Orange Banana Bread

Sticky Orange Banana Bread

Let me know what you think of this Sticky Orange Banana Bread in the comments below. Tag me in your bakes, too – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With sticky orange love x


  1. Sheree says:

    Yet another fabulous recipe Amy, thank you. I wouldn’t have thought to pair oranges with banana bread.

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  3. sophiedxx says:

    Hey Amy. Definitely agree never thought of putting oranges with banana bread. Aww I have made two of your other banana breads it’s delicious recipe of yours. Splendid photography as always 😃🌱👍Saved to my WordPress collection xxxx

  4. sophiedxx says:

    Such simple ingredients as well and sounds perfect fir a beginner cook like myself. I am looking forward to seeing your other banana bread recipes in the coming months. Btw never tried banana bread with granola or nut butter. I so want to try Pip and Nut almond or cashew ones.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Can I use oat flour for this recipe?

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    Can you use butter instead of oil?

    • Hey! If you melt the butter to start and leave it to cool down this should be fine although i have not tried it myself – let me know what you think!

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  13. Louise says:

    I was looking for a recipe to use up oranges and bananas and came across this site and sticky orange banana bread. This tasted better than I thought it would. I made it using coconut instead of sugar. It tasted lovely and very different to the usual sponges etc I make. Will definitely make again and try some of the other recipes.

  14. Anonymous says:

    The recipe looks lovely, planning to bake it today… But have 3 different sizes if bread tins … What size tin was used for this recipe?
    Thanks, Anna

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