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Chocolate Pistachio Orange-Loaf


This deliciously moist and cake-like loaf is great with a cup of coffee or tea as a snack or a dessert after a meal.












Trans-fat Free


¾ cup sugar
¼ cup butter
softened, or half canola oil and half butter
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups sour cream, light
1 teaspoon orange zest
fresh and grated
1 tablespoon orange extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
or half whole wheat and half white flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
½ cup pistachio nuts
finely chopped
½ cup powdered sugar
2 ½ teaspoons orange juice


Heat oven to 350℉ (180℃).

In large bowl, combine sugar and butter.

Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes).

Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

Add light sour cream, grated orange peel and orange extract.

Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until creamy (about 1 minute).

Add flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

Continue beating, scraping bowl often until just mixed (about 1 Do not over mix.

By hand, stir chocolate chips and chopped pistachios.

Spoon batter into a greased 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan.

Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (If browning too quickly, cover loaf with aluminum foil).

Cool 10 minutes; invert onto cooling rack.

Cool completely.

Stir glaze ingredients together until smooth; drizzle over bread.

**Note: For a more tender crust, do not glaze immediately. Wrap loaf in plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight; then prepare glaze and drizzle over bread.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 74g (2.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22333% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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