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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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

253.8 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 41.9g 14% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 54.7mg 18% DV; sodium 322.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/14/2011
Very bland could've used some more sugar. Won't be baking this one again. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
This is my favorite banana bread recipe. It's a nice changeup from regular old banana bread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
This REALLY IS a good recipe. Looks as good as it tastes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/14/2011
Very bland could've used some more sugar. Won't be baking this one again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2011
This is good. I used wheat flour 1/3 cup of applesauce instead of butter brown sugar and 2 small-medium bananas. I made muffins and they turned out very heavy and dense. The addition of cranberries made it the perfect sweetness. I would have given it 4 stars if it wasnt so dense. Read More
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