Sunday, December 14, 2008

Banana Cranberry Bread

Here's a seasonal bread I haven't tried before but the combination of bananas and cranberries sounded interesting, so I gave it a shot.

We all enjoyed the results, especially warmed, with some cream cheese.

Ingredients and Method:

1/4 cup softened butter
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
2 bananas, well ripened
1 cup fresh cranberries, washed and cut in half
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 3/4 cup flour
Mix sugar and butter together in a mixer. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the mashed bananas and cranberries and vanilla.
Sift together the remaining dry ingredients and add to mixer. Mix briefly to just incorporate.
Pour into greased 9 x 5 inch loaf ban.
Bake for 55 minutes until browned and toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing to finish cooling.

Serve plain, or with butter, or cream cheese.


Original recipe : Wilson's Farm, Lexington, MA. Via Melissa.


Peabody said...

Hmm, never thought about cranberries and bananas.

Kristen said...

What a great idea to put cranberries in it! And, topping with cream cheese? I've never done that before but I bet it is delicious!