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Cran-Banana Bread

Cran-Banana Bread

Keyword Cran-Banana Bread
Servings 2 Loaves


  • 1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbs All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch Ground Cloves
  • 2 Tbs Unsalted Butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter cold
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar separated, 1/2 Cup and 1/2 Cup
  • 1/3 Cup Buttermilk
  • 3 Ripe Bananas mashed
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 Cup Crushed Walnuts if desired


  • In a medium saucepan, mix cranberries, sugar, and water until smooth.
  • Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 2-3 minutes or until cranberries pop, stirring occasionally.
  • Allow to cool while preparing bread batter.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°
  • Spray two loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the 1 ½ Cup of flour, baking soda, salt, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and ground cloves. Set aside.
  • Cream together the 2 TBS softened unsalted butter and ½ cup brown sugar.
  • Beat in bananas, vanilla and buttermilk.
  • Beat in the flour mixture on low, until just combined.
  • In a small metal bowl, beat egg whites. Increasing from medium to high until peaks form.
  • Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  • Fold in the ruby cranberries and walnuts..
  • Pour into prepared loaf pans.
  • In a medium bowl, mix remaining brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
  • Cut in 2 TBS cold, unsalted butter and stir until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle over the top of the batter.
  • Place on center rack and bake 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350 and bake 35-40 minutes.
  • Place loaf pans on wire rack to cool 10-15 minutes before serving.


If you don't have buttermilk, you can make your own by adding 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a liquid measuring cup. Add milk until the level reaches 1/3 cup. Let sit about 10 minutes before use. The mixture will thicken or curdle.
Egg whites can be very finicky to beat. Make sure to use a clean, dry metal bowl and mixing attachments.