cranberry banana tea loaf

★★★★★ 6 Reviews
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By Carol L.
from Viroqua, WI

This recipe has been a big favorite at my house. For many Christmases, we've made loaves as presents. Got rave reviews! Hope you will enjoy it!

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This delicious and moist banana bread will make a wonderful gift at the holidays ... if you don't eat it all first. This bread is not overly sweet. We loved the cranberry/banana combination. The tart cranberries add a pop of flavor you don't always get with banana bread. Plus, your kitchen smells wonderful while this bakes.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6 Reviews
serves depends upon how thin you slice it!
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry banana tea loaf

  • 1 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/3 c
    shortening
  • 2/3 c
    white sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 c
    mashed banana
  • 1 c
    whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 c
    nuts, chopped (I used walnuts, but, your choice)

How To Make cranberry banana tea loaf

  • Dry ingredients whisked together in a bowl.
    1
    Set oven at 350 degrees. Combine the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
  • Folding nuts into the batter.
    2
    Cream shortening and sugar in a bowl. Add the two eggs and mix well. Alternately, fold in the dry ingredients, banana, and cranberries, ending with cranberries. Last, fold in the nuts.
  • Batter poured into a loaf pan.
    3
    Bake in a prepared loaf pan for 1 hour. Don't overbake.
  • Cranberry Banana Tea Loaf removed from the pan.
    4
    I can hardly wait to get it out of the pan before cutting into it and then slathering it with butter! It cuts cleaner and thinner if you can wait until it is completely cool.
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