Dec 14, 2013

Banana Cranberry Bread



If you have ripe bananas lying around, today is the perfect day to make this wonderfully moist banana bread studded with tart ruby cranberries!

It's snowing here today – the kind of day I look for any excuse to turn on my oven so I can warm up my home with the scent of fresh baked goodness. With ripe bananas on my counter, and some cranberries left over from yesterday's pear-cranberry crumble, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.

This bread turned out moist and wonderful, I love the contrast of the sweet bananas with the tart cranberries in each bite. Some other Skinnytaste banana bread recipes you may enjoy are Banana Nut BreadRoasted Strawberry Banana Bread, Petite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaves, and Pumpkin Banana Bread.

Stay warm and enjoy!



Banana Cranberry Bread
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 16 • Size: 1 slice • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 94.2 • Fat: 2 g • Protein: 2 g • Carb: 20 g • Fiber: 2 g • Sugar: 11 g
Sodium: 105 mg • Cholesterol: 4 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • baking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (not packed)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 ripe medium bananas, lightly mashed
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp turbinado sugar

Directions:

In a small saucepan combine the cranberries water and sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat until the cranberries burst, about 4 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a loaf pan with baking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer. Add egg whites, bananas, and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.



Add flour mixture and blend at low speed until combined, do not over mix. Fold in cranberries and pour batter into the prepared loaf pan; sprinkle with turbinado sugar on top and bake in the center rack for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the pan cool at least 25 minutes, bread should be room temperature before slicing.

51 comments :

  1. This looks so delicious, I'll have to try it!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva
    www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

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  2. The trouble is this looks too good...hard to resist more than 2 slices....;)

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love cranberries and happen to have some ripe bananas, making this today, thanks.

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  4. Need bananas STAT!

    Would this work in a bread machine?

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  5. How delicious does this look! Delish!

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  6. Looks so good! If a serving is one slice, how many slices does it make?

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    1. 16, you can also make them into muffins for 12 servings, the points will go up of coarse.

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  7. I think I know what I'm going to do with the cranberries I have in the fridge! Recently made a WW friendly cranberry bread in the slow cooker using leftover cranberry sauce, which turned out really well too.

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  8. I have this in the oven now. I was able to get 16 muffins out of the recipe. Can't wait to try them!

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  9. Perfect timing! I, too, an in the northeast and am looking forward to a day of baking for gift giving. I need to clear my freezer of all the bananas...at least 20. And, I have been wanting something to make with the cranberries I recently bought. The problem, though, is I am addicted to skinnytaste recipes and really wanted a cranberry bread. THANK YOU, GINA!

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  10. This looks so good and I have bananas just waiting for something delicious! What size loaf pan did you use?

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    1. turned out kind of flat in 9" pan would use an 8"pan if I was to make again. did not put sugar on top

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    1. It's natural raw sugar. Has larger granules so you have a sugar crunch on top but you can leave that out if you don't have it.

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    2. It's what's in those brown sugar packets at the Starbucks sugar/cream station.

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  12. can you make them in the small loaf pans?

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  13. I don't have turbinado sugar. :(

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  14. I made this yesterday -- it turned out perfectly and is delicious! Thank you!

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  15. If I "veganize" this, can I add one flax egg substitute for the egg whites?

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  16. Gina, Have you heard about "The Chew's" contest for the best chef for Weight Watchers recipes? You would be awesome,please sign up I would love to see you I know you would win.

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  17. Gina,

    How do I store this? Do you store it on the counter or in the fridge during the week? Let me know!

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    1. Oh you think it will last that long?

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  18. This looks fantastic! I love baking with cranberries!

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  19. Do the cranberries need to be cooked or can they be chopped?

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  20. can you use dried cranberries

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  21. I, too, would like to know if you can use dried cranberries????

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  22. Looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing this.

    xoxo Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

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  23. This looks so delicious! I have cranberries and ripe bananas in my freezer right now.

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  24. Wow what I nice idea. I love banana bread. I only tried with chocolate so far but will try for sure your cranberry version very soon :-)

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  25. Hi, Gina. I love cranberry bread. Love the "tartness" of the cranberries! Yummy!

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  26. This is DEFINITELY happening in my kitchen this week!

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  27. Outstanding......will make this over and over, it was a huge hit.

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  28. Can you use regular white flour?

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  29. I don't have an electric hand mixer...can i use a food processor or do by hand? what would you recommend?

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  30. I got 12 muffins from this recipe. I baked them 23 minutes. I used regular white flour and they turned out fine. I also added about 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.

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  31. how can i sub the white whole wheat for either all purpose or whole wheat flour.

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    1. You can try subbing half of all purpose and half whole wheat or just use all purpose. I think it would be too dense if you used just regular whole wheat flour

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  32. Thanks for the grate share
    You can also try this great stuff.
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  33. came out perfect. I initially thought ity is not done. So baked it 15 min more. I believe even at the end u see some crumbs. correct me if I am wrong. Very little though.

    Thx Gina. Loved this more than banana bread


    Tim_A

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  34. Just made this and it smells delicious Gina! Sounds more complicated than it actually was!

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  35. This was delicious, and so easy to prepare!

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  36. agree, this is definitely a keeper; one question though,
    do you suppose Gooseberries could be substituted (saw these at a farmers market, looked interesting, have tried them in yogurt, they're a bit tart)?

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  37. Great taste. I used white flour, and added walnuts. Wonderful !

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  38. wow this was so easy and SO yummy!! i added a bit more cranberries...
    will definitely be making again and again! thanks for the great recipe :)

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  39. Have you tried making this gluten free? If so, wondering on suggestion for flour/flour mixtures. Thanks!

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