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Cranberry Banana Bread Recipe
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Cranberry Banana Bread Recipe

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Studded with cranberries and nuts, these moist golden loaves make wonderful breakfast treats and gifts for grateful friends. I experimented for years, and this recipe is near perfection! —Eva Rider, Montgomery, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (about 2 whole crackers)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 230 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in bananas. Combine the flour, cracker crumbs, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in walnuts and cranberries. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Originally published as Cranberry Banana Bread in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 230 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Cranberry Banana Bread(7)

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

I followed directions exactly and the bread was wonderful. Next time I had some zucchini to use up so I added 1 cup shredded and squeezed zucchini and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and baked it the full 55 minutes. Scrumptious!

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

Very good bread. I added applesauce to mine

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

Would make a good present. I put walnut halves on top to decorate. I used vegetable oil. It was pretty and delicious.

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2010

I really enjoyed all the flavors and textures of the fruit and nuts.

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

It makes a great Christmas gift. We love it.

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