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Cranberry Banana Oat Bread Recipe
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Cranberry Banana Oat Bread

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"A fun twist on banana bread. The cranberries add a sweet and tart flavor that really kicks up the flavor of this bread. Super moist and super flavorful, it's a great addition to brunch! If you like more of a buttery taste, try brushing the top of the baked loaf with a pastry brush and a little bit of melted butter."

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Original recipe makes 1 loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 1/2 x 8 1/2-inch loaf pan with butter. Whisk the flour, oats, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until smooth. Beat in the bananas, sour cream, and melted butter. Add the sugar, cranberries, and lemon juice; beat until evenly blended. Fold into the oat mixture until no dry lumps remain. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 17, 2010

i used whole wheat white flour, added just a touch of vanilla extract and used almost all organic ingredients. I took a previous reviewers advice and added in about a half cup (maybe more) of chopped pecans. I thought this was perfect. All the ingredient measurements were spot on, which I really appreciate. I actually made muffins out of this recipe (we're more of a muffin family than a loaf family) and I got twelve muffins that were a little on the bigger side. Right before baking, I pushed in a couple extra cranberries into the top of each muffin and sprinkled just a little extra chopped pecans on top. These baked up wonderfully and both kids and husband really enjoyed these.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 14, 2011

Very bland, could've used some more sugar. Won't be baking this one again.


25 Ratings

Dec 20, 2010

Since I didn't have the exact ingredients, I did a little custominzing: 1 cup fresh cranberries, 1 cup banana, 1/4 cup applesauce, 2 tbsp whipped cream cheese, 1/3 cup canola oil. Still turned out wonderful!

Dec 28, 2010

I can easily give this one 5 stars based on the fact that I accidentally left the butter out and it was still very good. It must be that the banana, sour cream and egg made up for that shortfall. So yes, I will make this one again and be sure not to forget the butter as I'm sure it's even MORE flavorful and light with it. I used fresh cranberries that needed to be used up which increased the tartness, and one thing I would add would be walnuts. Thanks for giving us a nice change from typical banana bread.

Dec 16, 2010

This is my favorite banana bread recipe. It's a nice changeup from regular old banana bread.

Dec 16, 2010

This surprised me. I had thought the amount of cranberries to be too much. I was wrong as the loaf is excellent. Next time I make it I will add 1 half cup of baked pecans chopped into smaller pieces.

Jan 18, 2011

This REALLY IS, a good recipe. Looks as good as it tastes!

May 14, 2012

That is some yummy banana bread! I "healthyfied" the recipe and used whole-wheat flour, applesauce instead of butter and added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. The bread is moist and the tartness of the cranberries compliments well the sweetness of the bananas. Will sure make that again!


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  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 323 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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