The Very Best Banana Cranberry Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Likes to Bake

A basic banana bread recipe taken from a cookbook I pilfered from my Mom. I added the fresh cranberries which makes for a wonderful combination of sweet and tart. Adding chopped walnuts really completes this recipe. The final key is to use really, I mean really ripe bananas. I freeze them once they are almost black and thaw when ready to use. They make the bread moist and sweet.

Top Review by cookin mimi

This was a very good bread, sweet and yummy! The cranberries added just a little tartness. I will be making this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs and mix until blended. Fold in mashed bananas. Fold in dry ingredients. Lastly, add the cranberries and chopped walnuts. Pour into a greased 9 X 5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. (Until knife inserted comes out clean).
  2. **I have used halved cranberries but found whole fresh cranberries work fine**.
  3. ** I also use dark brown sugar. It's just my preference.**.

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