Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

The OJ and dried cranberries add just a little something to make it a somewhat different banana bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease and flour one 9x5x3" loaf pan.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in chopped nuts, and dried cranberries. Set aside.
  3. Cream shortening, add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add mashed banana and orange juice.
  4. Slowly beat the set aside dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Mix well.
  5. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 70-75 minutes.
  7. Cool 25-30 minutes before removing from pan.
Most Helpful

This is really yummy. I had fresh cranberries so I used that. I cut them in half and used 3/4 cup. I used 1/2 cup splenda and 1/4 cup sugar. I used maybe only 1/4 cup pecans cause that's what I had. I cooked it for 70 minutes and it was perfect. I like the texture and the taste is great. Thanks Parsley :) Made for Market tag

Boomette October 12, 2009

This was wonderful! I couldn't resist cutting a slice only 10 minutes out of the oven because I was anxious to know how it tasted. The orange flavor improved after it cooled, but I still think I might zest an orange into the batter next time, just for a little extra oomph!

Tammy Hershberger September 09, 2009

This is a very nice bread. I liked the orange flavor. I used pecans and 1/2 cup cranberries and 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots. I think the apricots were extra good in this! I baked it for 70 minutes but found it it overcooked around the edges and a little dry. Also the ingredients are out of order which made the recipe harder to follow.

Engrossed February 25, 2007