CRANBERRY BANANA BREAD

Cranberry Banana Bread is made with flavorful fresh cranberries, sweet bananas, cinnamon & nutmeg to make this fantastic take on traditional banana bread.

Cranberry Banana Bread is made with flavorful fresh cranberries, sweet bananas, cinnamon & nutmeg to make this fantastic take on traditional banana bread.Cranberry Banana Bread has got to be one of my favorite new recipes this season. I’ve never thought to blend the two in the past, but I’m sure glad I decided to try it out this year! The flavors are so wonderful together- the tangy fresh cranberries sweeten when baked and they just pair so well with the banana flavors. I love the spices in this recipe too. The cinnamon and nutmeg just enhance the other flavors and taste so festive.

A few tips on making the best cranberry banana bread:

  • Be sure to not overmix. You do not need an electric mixer of any sort with this recipe. A regular old mixing bowl and rubber scraper work just fine.
  • Spray your pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper. I like the baking non-stick spray as it has flour and just works better on baked goods. Parchment paper is always a good idea too as the loaf will literally lift right out of the pan.
  • Don’t overfill your bread pan. I use an 8″ bread pan in this recipe and it works out to be about 3/4 full. If your pan is smaller, I suggest using two pans and splitting the batter up into 2 loaves, one larger and one smaller.
  • Let bread cool IN the pan for a good 20 minutes or so, then transfer out of the pan to cool longer. Quick breads need time to rest or they’ll end up really crumbly.
  • I personally feel like quick breads always taste better the next day! It gives the flavors a chance to meld and settle. So it’s a great idea to bake it a day ahead of when you need it!

Cranberry Banana Bread is made with flavorful fresh cranberries, sweet bananas, cinnamon & nutmeg to make this fantastic take on traditional banana bread.Cranberry Banana Bread

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (1 cube)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed
  • 2 TBSP turbinado sugar (coarse sugar) for topping, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spray your 8-9″ bread pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda & salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until well blended. Stir in spices, eggs, vanilla and bananas.
  4. Stir in flour mixture until just incorporated.
  5. Fold in cranberries, saving several to top bread with, if you’d like.
  6. Transfer mixture to bread pan. Sprinkle top with coarse sugar, if desired. Top with additional cranberries.
  7. Bake for 60-65 minutes at 300 degrees F. Bread will be a dark brown color and internal temp will read 190 degrees F when done.
  8. Cool in pan for 20 minutes. Overturn loaf onto a cooling rack to cool rest of the way. Slice & enjoy!

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Cranberry Banana Bread

Cranberry Banana Bread is made with flavorful fresh cranberries, sweet bananas, cinnamon & nutmeg to make this fantastic take on traditional banana bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter 1 cube
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed bananas about 3 bananas
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries rinsed
  • 2 TBSP coarse sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spray your 8-9" bread pan with non-stick spray or line with parchment. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda & salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until well blended. Stir in spices, eggs, vanilla and bananas.
  4. Stir in flour mixture until just incorporated.
  5. Fold in cranberries, setting several aside to top bread with, if you'd like.

  6. Transfer mixture to bread pan. Sprinkle top with coarse sugar and top with remaining cranberries, if desired.

  7. Bake for 60-65 minutes at 300 degrees F. Bread will be a dark brown color and internal temp will read 190 degrees F when done.
  8. Cool in pan for 20 minutes. Overturn loaf onto a cooling rack to cool rest of the way. Slice & enjoy!

Cranberry Banana Bread is made with flavorful fresh cranberries, sweet bananas, cinnamon & nutmeg to make this fantastic take on traditional banana bread.

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