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Tart Cherry Orange Pistachio Loaf

Bread with a twist
Tart Cherry Orange Pistachio Loaf
Photo courtesy of Choose Cherries

This cherry orange pistachio bread combines overripe bananas with orange juice, maple syrup and dried tart cherries for a great dessert the whole family will love. 

Recipe courtesy of Choose Cherries

Ready in
1 h and 5 m
10 m
(prepare time)
55 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 2 medium overripe (brown and spotted) bananas
  • 1/4 Cup orange juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 Cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup avocado or melted coconut oil
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 Cup super fine almond flour, packed
  • 1 Cup certified GF oat flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest (from 2 medium oranges)
  • 1/3 Cup pistachios, chopped
  • 3/4 Cups Montmorency dried tart cherries


Preheat oven to 350F.

Grease a loaf pan.

Place bananas, orange juice, eggs, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth.

Whisk together almond flour, oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and orange zest in a large mixing bowl.

Add wet ingredients and mix until smooth.

Fold in tart cherries and pistachios.

Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes, or until a knife comes out almost clean.

Cool completely before slicing.

Store cooled bread in an air-tight container on the counter for up to 5 days (or store in the refrigerator).