It’s time for fall baking and eating all the yummy things. This cranberry walnut banana bread makes a great breakfast treat with a cup of hot coffee!
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Banana bread is delicious. It’s easy to make and something I look forward to when I see that the bananas aren’t getting eaten quickly enough. But banana bread is basic. So basic. And we are not basic here.
What is not basic is cranberries. Ok, maybe they are basic at Thanksgiving when they slide out of a can and retain the shape of said can. (Actually, I think canned cranberry sauce is delicious and quite quaint.)
Cranberries are deliciously tart. But they are more than just tart. There’s a distinct flavor that adds a great depth to fall foods. Especially, fall baked goods. Plus it adds color. I love color.
A sweet, nutty crumble topping is one of my favorite things to eat…in the world. Like on cobbler with ice cream??? OMG. So tasty. So this cranberry walnut banana bread has a delicious crumble topping. You can skip it, but I wouldn’t.
The cranberries came frozen from Cape Cod Select. The same ones I used in the Cran Blueberry Granita Sparkling Wine Cocktail.
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Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread
- For the bread
- 3/4 cup shelled walnuts, toasted
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 3 or 4 medium ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup coconut or vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cups whole cranberries
- For The Topping
- 1/2 cup shelled walnuts, toasted
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons cold butter
Heat oven to 325F and grease a loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, blend together sugar, bananas, oil, eggs and buttermilk.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt.
Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well mixed.
Stir in walnuts and cranberries.
Pour into greased loaf pan.
For the topping, in small bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
Cut the cold butter into small pieces and add to sugar mixture.
Using a pastry cutter or a fork, cut the butter into small pieces while blending with the sugar mixture.
Stir in oats and walnuts, until well mixed.
Sprinkle over banana bread dough.
Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 5g
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I love the sound of this flavor combination. Banana bread can get boring but I wouldn’t have thought to add cranberries so I am going to give this a try!
Oh my gosh, we love banana bread at our house, I can’t wait to try it with these add-ins! We have some over-ripe bananas ready to make bread on the counter right now, I just need to get the cranberries.
Oh i am totally making this this weekend. Have to make a few substitutes to,make it dairy free, but i think it’ll still turn out. If its even half as delicious as it looks, I’ll be happy 😛
Omg yes, thank you for sharing this! I love this time of year because of the cranberries and pumpkin! Definitely a recipe I’ll save for later 😉
Kate Loves Travel
Ooh, this sounds delicious – I absolutely love anything with cranberries in! Will definitely try this recipe out…
You perfected the crap outta this bread! I am insanely impressed!!
Oh my goodness this looks divine! I have been looking for some new recipes to make as a dessert for Thanksgiving and this looks perfect! Yummm!
Dr. K. Lee Banks
My first comment was, “Oh my goodness, I must make this!” 🙂 I love banana bread and cranberry bread, but never thought to combine the two! Yes, definitely bookmarking this one!
Oh my gosh I want to run to my kitchen and go make this right now! Looks so good and healthy too!
This looks soooo good! I’m definitely going to try and make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
Ooo stop making me hungry! These look really tasty and im at my desk working and starving here…may give these a whirl at the weekend x
This bread looks so delicious. I will be making this all year round! It isn’t just for Fall.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
Perfect combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope to see you next week too. In the mean time, have a fabulous week!
Michele @ Queenbeebaker
Wow! This looks amazing!! Love cranberry desserts! Pinning!
Oh my, oh my, this looks divine! Could anything be better? Cranberries, walnuts, and bananas! Oh MY!!
Wowsers this looks good!It sounds delicious especially with the tart cranberries on top. Just wondeful. Thanks for sharing with #FiestaFriday
Oh my, this looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a great week!
Hi, just hopping back to let you know that you will be featured at SYC tomorrow. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.
Yum, I am so excited to have this recipe! Pinning.
SO good! Just sprinkled toasted walnuts on top (trying to lower sugar and butter consumption) it was delicious. This one is a keeper!