Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Banana Cranberry Bread

Banana Cranberry Bread: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

I always seem to have leftover bananas in my freezer, but it is not often that I have leftover cranberries there too. Typically if I buy cranberries they get used up pretty quickly. So I was surprised when I found some in my freezer. So I went on a search of how to use up those deliciously tart cranberries.

When I found a recipe that not only used up the cranberries but some of the bananas as well I was sold. The tart cranberries and sweet banana bread pair so well together.

Banana Cranberry Bread


  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, lightly mashed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Lightly spray a loaf pan with cooking spray snd set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan combine the cranberries, water and sugar. Bring to a boil then simmer over medium heat until the cranberries burst, about 4 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour and baking soda.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar, using either a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  5. Add in the egg whites, bananas and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until everything is well mixed.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and beat on low speed just until everything is incorporated, do not over mix.
  7. Fold in the cranberries.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  9. Bake for 60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Place the pan on a cooling rack and let cool for at least 25 minutes.
  11. Remove the bread from the pan and cool until room temperature before slicing.

The cranberries can be fresh or frozen. If using frozen do not thaw, just add the frozen cranberries to the saucepan and proceed with the directions.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 16

Amount Per Serving

Calories 104

Total Fat


Saturated Fat


Polyunsaturated Fat


Monounsaturated Fat


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Total Carbohydrates


Dietary Fiber






Vitamin A 1.1% Vitamin C 4.6%

Calcium 0.7% Iron 2.4%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.

*Adapted from Skinny Taste.
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