Cranberry Banana Tea Loaf

9
Carol L.

By
@Gr8Granny27

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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
depends upon how thin you slice it!
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. Set oven at 350 degrees. Combine the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
  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.
  3. Bake in a prepared loaf pan for 1 hour. Don't overbake.
  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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