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Cranberry Cinnamon Banana Bread

Cranberry Cinnamon Banana Bread – super moist and tender bread with cranberry, cinnamon and yogurt flavors make this delicious loaf perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Cranberry Cinnamon Banana Bread - super moist and tender bread with cranberry, cinnamon and yogurt flavors make this delicious loaf perfect for breakfast or dessert! #mustlovehomecooking

Cranberry Cinnamon Banana Bread

Banana Bread has gotten a bad rap. Many think of banana bread as an afterthought, something to bake only when you feel guilty about throwing over-ripe bananas away. That’s how I thought too, until I starting adding more variety to the batter, like this Blueberry Pecan Banana Bread, and discovered how tasty these loaves can be.

Cranberry Cinnamon Banana Bread - super moist and tender bread with cranberry, cinnamon and yogurt flavors make this delicious loaf perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Making Cranberry Cinnamon Banana Bread

Your gonna love this easy recipe made with just pantry ingredients. Once the wet and dry ingredients are mixed, the cranberries are folded in, the prep is done. Then bake the loaf for about an hour and it’s done when a tester poked in the center comes out clean.

Bananas for making Banana Bread

Bananas that have dark spots from sitting a little too long on the counter are great to make into banana bread. They’re soft, so you can toss them into a bowl and smash them easily with a fork for this recipe.

Did you know that a medium banana equals about 1/2 cup and can be easily frozen when starting to over ripen? To freeze, peel each banana and bag them individually in plastic freezer bags. They’ll keep for 3 months in the freezer. Just thaw in the fridge no more than 24 hours before using for baking.

Other Good Stuff:

  • Unsalted Butter – use softened butter for moist bread and incredible flavor. If you only have salted butter, reduce the salt in the recipe to 1/4 tsp.
  • Greek Yogurt – I love using yogurt in baked recipes for the moisture and tender crumb. Sour cream can be substituted for the yogurt.
  • Brown Sugar – for deep caramel color and a hint of maple flavor, brown sugar was included in this recipe. It has more moisture than granulated sugar and makes a difference in the texture of the bread.
  • Eggs – Eggs give this bread structure, moisture, color and flavor. I used 2 large eggs to make this bread batter.
Cranberry Cinnamon Banana Bread - super moist and tender bread with cranberry, cinnamon and yogurt flavors make this delicious loaf perfect for breakfast or dessert!

Helpful Tools:

  • Commercial Loaf Pan – My favorite brand for great results every time!
  • Electric Hand Mixer – Comes with a whisk attachment!
  • Glass Mixing Bowls – you can’t go wrong with these classic glass mixing bowls.
  • Stand Mixer – classic bowl-lift style where the attachment moves around the bowl for better mixing. I own this in red, but it comes in over 10 colors to match your kitchen.
  • Large Rubber Spatula – a must have for baking with a built in rest to keep the surface off your counter top! This is the one I’m always reaching for!

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Cranberry Cinnamon Banana Bread

Cranberry Cinnamon Banana Bread – super moist and tender bread with two kinds of sugar and yogurt flavor makes this cranberry banana bread a stand out.
Course Bread, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 287kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 medium bananas, overripe, mashed with fork
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, with the mixer set on medium, cream the butter with the sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, cinnamon, greek yogurt. and bananas. Beat on low speed to combine.
  • In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to the banana mixture, beating on medium speed for one minute. Scrape down bowl as needed. Fold in cranberries until well distributed.
  • Spread into prepared pan. Bake on center rack of oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from the pan and cool completely on the wire rack.

NOTES

Reserve a handful of pecans and blueberries to decorate top of bread dough before baking.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Cinnamon Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 306IU6%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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