Dried Blueberry, Cranberry or Apricot Banana Nut Bread

"This recipe was found in Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book. I've used it for years, adjusting it to my specific tastes. I use either dried blueberries, or cranberries. I have only once used dried apricots, diced. It's fabulous either way, any way."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
2 loaves




  • preheat oven to 350degrees.
  • grease bottom and 1in up the sides of TWO bread 7 1/2x3 1/2x2in bread pans; set aside.
  • combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • in a medium mixing bowl, or food processor, combine eggs, bananas, sugar and butter. (I use I Can't Beleive It's Not Butter). Mix for 30 seconds.
  • fold in nuts of your choice.
  • spoon batter into prepared pans.
  • bake at 350 for 40-45minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of bread comes clean.
  • cool in pan on a wire rack for 10minutes. remove from pan. cool completely on a wire rack and enjoy.

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  1. Yumm!
  2. When making this recipe I did change one thing, using as I did 3/4 cup of a mix of dried cranberries & quartered drid apricots! Also chose walnuts over the pecans, & this bread was GREAT TASTING served with a thin spread of honey butter! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef]


  1. I made this with only 3/4 cup of sugar and NO nuts. I used cake pans instead and made it into a cake with cream cheese frosting! It was delicious!


My favorite cookbook is the ever trusted Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book stuffed in the shelves in of every womans kitchen for nearly 100yrs. I borrowed it from a friend-needless to say, I kept the cookbook and ditched the friend! LOL Baking is NOT my forte, however, after 20yrs in the torture chamber, I'm proud to say that I CAN bake a mean chocolate chip cookie and some fabulous breads during the holidays! Anything more than that & you're on your on for sure. My most popular dish w/the family is my Southern Potato Soup recipe. It is a family recipe. Please enjoy it's comfort in the Winter months.
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