Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cranapana Bread

This is a delightful quick bread with a combination of fruits that I wouldn't have put together on my own! Banana, apple and cranberry combine to make a delicious bread that has very little fat because it gets its moisture from the fruit! It also looks beautiful sliced on a plate and would make a lovely addition to any brunch or breakfast buffet. And, it freezes well so you could make it now and save it for the holidays when you'll be glad to just pull something out of the freezer.

Start by combining the flour, sugar,

baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. In a large measuring cup, combine the milk, eggs, oil

and mashed banana. Whisk the wet ingredients well until blended, then add them to the flour mixture.

Stir this until well combined and then add the cranberries

and apple.

Stir gently to incorporate the fruits, then pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for an hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

See how beautiful this on the inside?

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Cranapana Bread

2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup chopped cranberries
1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 banana, mashed

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and sugar. Add the oil, milk and eggs, and mix until well blended. Stir in the cranberries, banana and apple, and stir gently until fruit is evenly distributed. Pour into a greased loaf pan.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.


  1. Yum I was looking all day yesterday on something to use up my old bananas with and this took the spot. cant wait to make it thanks so much .

  2. This looks beautiful and delicious! I bet it would be great with dried cranberries too.

  3. I love the natural sweetness that fruit also gives the bread. Bananas are so sweet and at nice moisture. It turned out beautifully.

  4. Rosemary, I just used all purpose flour.

  5. That is so very pretty! I'll be trying it soon!

  6. This bread sounds delicious. I wish I had a slice right now. :)

  7. Would you link this up at Bake with Bizzy and while you are there, please pick up an award.

  8. I love the sound of this bread Sara, and what a great name! The combination of cranberries, bananas and apples is a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.

  9. What a great combination of flavors! I love banana bread, and I can't wait to try it with cranberries and apples, thanks for the recipe!


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