Orange Pecan Bread

Orange Pecan Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg, beaten

Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl; add pecans tossing to coat; set aside.

Combine remaining ingredients and mix. Add to dry ingredients and blend just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan which has been sprayed with vegetable spray. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until bread tests done.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes; turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 1 loaf

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