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Banana, Cranberry and Apple Bread

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Banana breads are usually quick breads which are leavened with baking soda instead of yeast. This is also the best way to use up over-ripe banana for both a delicious and healthy treat. Do you know that 23rd February is National Banana Bread Day? To celebrate National Banana Bread Day that is tomorrow, I adapted the recipe from My Kitchen Snippets partly because I still have leftover of bananas and dried cranberries. This is the most moist, soft and delicious banana bread that I ever tasted. It is so fragrant while it's being baking in the oven, I'm giving 5 stars for it. You don't need an electric mixer for this, just mix the ingredients with a large spatula and push the loaf pan into the oven and you're done. My only problem is the baking time took up to 70 minutes for the bread to be fully cooked. Why? Because I've put in too much bananas and I threw in all the grated apple juices while mixing that made the batter quite wet. So remember to check on the timing when you want to bake this banana bread as temperature varies.    



Banana, Cranberry and Apple Bread


     Ingredients:
      1 ½ cups flour (Plain flour) ~ 200g
      ½ tsp baking soda
      1 tsp baking powder
      ¼ tsp salt
      ¾ cup sugar ~ 140g (I used 130g sugar)
      2 eggs
      ½ cup + 2 tbsp vegetable oil ~ 100g
      4 tbsp milk
      1 tsp vanilla
      1 cup dried cranberry ~ 125g
      1 apple – grated (green apple)
      3 large bananas – mashed ~ 235g without skin on


      Method:
  • Line and grease a loaf pan. (I used cooking spray to grease the pan) Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F (170 C).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Mix well and set it aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, grated apple and mashed bananas. Mix it well with a big spoon. Add in the dry ingredients into the eggs mixture. Mix until well combined.
  • Lastly add in dried cranberries. Mix well and pour it into the baking pan. Bake for 50 70 minutes or skewer inserted into bread and comes out clean.




Enjoy & Happy National Banana Bread Day!





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  1. The bread looks so soft & yummy! U're so talented :) Ann, don't forget to collect your award!

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    1. Thank you Shirley for passing the Inspiration award to me. I'm also inspired by you :)

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  2. That looks great ! Love the addition of cranberries and apple as it adds color and texture to the bread ;) I have the same question every time I bake banana bread :D Instead of 60 minutes , I usually cook it for 10 to 20 minutes more :P

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    1. Anne, yes sometimes we pay full attention on the baking time especially with very wet ingredients.

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  3. Eileen @hundred eighty degreesFebruary 22, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. I've all the ingredients except bananas, willo bake tonight . Have been slow down in baking recently after CNY, but your bske has just stirred my urge ^_^

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    1. Eileen, Don't rest too long as this will have more lazy bugs in your body :D
      Anyway hoe to see your post soon.

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    2. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesFebruary 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      You are absolutely right! I've just posted in my blog ^_^

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    3. You're really fast! Looks fabulous :D

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  4. they look divine! B loves banana cake or bread or anything with banana!

    thanks for sharing this :)

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  5. This looks so good. I'd like a slice with a cup of coffee.

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  6. I have a playdate for kids tomorrow so I was going to bake banana bread but didn't know 23rd is National Banana Bread day! My kids like raisins but I'm going to buy an apple and cranberries and try this one instead. Looks so good! I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Nami, Hope your kids will love this banana bread with cranberries and have fun tomorrow.

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  7. From the photo, it doesnt look wet. I also want to make soon. ;)

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    1. Chris, You'll know when you bake this. As long as the baking time is right, you'll get a very delicious bread.

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  8. everytime i read "the softest" comment, i'm always tickled to try out
    bookmarked :)

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    1. Alice, hahaa... me too! Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. How wonderful. This is such a healthy and delicious treat. Yes, I agree this is the best way to use up the ripped bananas. :) I love the cranberries in your recipe. Make the bread so beautiful and I love the slight tartness from them.

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    1. Amy, You'll love this and is very addictive because of the cranberries.

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  10. I'd just seen Elisabeth's banana bread/cake and here you are with another version ... it's definitely a sign! or, wait, you did tell me it's National Banana Bread Day. I never knew something like that exists or is it "National" as only in S'pore? I definitely like the addition of the cranberries ... gives it a nice tang. I have some left from making the cupcakes too!

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    1. Ping, I'm going to bake another loaf tomorrow as we finishes this one already. Hahaa... "National" bread day sounds special, right? Hope you can find the time to bake one.

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  11. National Banana Bread Day? I'm on to it !

    Your bread looks amazingly good.

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  12. Yes i am going to make one tomorrow 23/2/2012 Thanks for sharing!

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    1. James, You're welcome :) Hope to see your post soon.

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  13. Hi Ann... I am drooling looking at this cake photo.. How is this possible? Making this cake without electric mixer yet look at that cake.. looks so soft!!!

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    1. Christine, Hope you can try making this bread, you'll love it!

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  14. 看到你,Min和Jane都上了香蕉糕,真的很吊隐。这个当早餐吃也很棒呢!

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    1. Li Shuan, 对啊!希望你也赶快加入阵容 :)

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  15. hi ann, I am thinking of what to do with the banana left on my fridge and good to know that cranberry is one of the ingredient of this banana bread because it is a good source of phytochemical.

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    1. Raquel, quick to whip up this recipe. You'll love it!

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  16. Passei para uma receitinha.
    Receita deliciosa.
    Bom dia!
    (⁀‵⁀,)
    ¸`⋎´
    ¸.•°`♥
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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  17. I had no idea there was banana bread day! Looks delicious, I love banana in baked goods. :)

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  18. Love that addition of the tartness. A cup of tea and all is good.

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    1. Yes Belinda. Wish you're here to join me for breakfast :)

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  19. 全部都是很健康的材料 ^_^

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    1. 真的很健康,还有哦。。。很容易爱上它 :)

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  20. Oh yes, I saw this at Gert's blog too. Indeed looks very good! Thanks for letting us know about this National Banana Bread day...hope I can still bake something banana tomorrow! :P

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  21. Dear Ann,

    I've only heard of banana bread and looks like you've elevated it a few notches with this recipe!

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    1. This is also my first time trying this lovely recipe. Hope you try this too - you'll love it!

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  22. Looks soft and delicious, it doesn't look wet!

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  23. I think I will have to make this soon. Looks so soft and yummy! Love dried cranberries.

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    1. Yes Biren, This is very delicious and healthy. I'm sure you and your family will love it!

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  24. the bread looks so soft and moist, banana with cranberries seems to match so well, apples will give little tartness to this delicious bread, am so tempted to try it now.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and your nice comment :)

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  25. Gorgeous Bread, Ann. Perfect for Banana Bread Day tomorrow. Right now I'm still celebrating Margarita Day today but those bananas on the counter are calling my name!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  26. This bread looks delicious and I am always gamed to try a new recipe that turned out soft and looks like cake without having to cream the butter and sugar.

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  27. 发现到你最近上的糕点都有用到蔓越莓干,红红的一点很吸引也很刺激味蕾。

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    1. 呵呵。。。就是喜欢干粿,而且新年买了1kg,一直用不完。

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  28. This is certainly more healthy and more delicious thn banana bread!

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  29. Lovely looking bread !.. and a divine combination of banana, apple and cranberry !

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  30. as usual, your bakes always turn out so good!

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  31. Like the idea of apple and cranberry in the banana bread. Looks delicious, especially with a cup of tea/coffee ;-)
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Ann!

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    1. Thank you Juliana.
      Have a great weekend too :)

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  32. I love banana brad and the cranberries sound so good with it. I have some bananas on the counter and I think in two days they should be just ready. So I'll be remembering this recipes. Hope you are having a great week Ann.
    -Gina-

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  33. I not even know there is a National banana bread day , hehehe. I also bookmarked this recipe too.

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  34. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesFebruary 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Hi Ann, whenever I bake cake in a loaf pan, the top will always puff up and unlike yours, look flat. May I know how to achieve this? Thanks.

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    1. Eileen, is camera trick as you can see the basket is slightly higher than the loaf. :D

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  35. Hi, hope you are doing great. Interesting combination, would love to try it out someday :)

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  36. We love banana bread and yours came out perfect..but all your dishes come out so good and mouthwatering! Great photos sweetie, I hope you are having great week?!

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    1. Thank you Sandra :)
      Love your beef steak, looks so delicious!

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  37. I didn't know that is a national banana bread day! LOL but I spotted this recipe at My kitchen snippets too and bookmarked it! You confirmed why this is sooo good!

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  38. Gee, this looks mouth-watering....Bookmarked!

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  39. Wow, I mean, like seriously, they have a national banana bread day now too? I was just laughing and joking that soon there will be a day named after every food out there since I have heard about the doughnut day, and if there is, then every day is some food's day!:p
    Love the combination you used in this bread; sounds very exotic and delicious!:D

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    1. Christy, The day before was pancake day and there are so many days to follow ;DD

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  40. ohhh..yeah...this looks soooooooooooo good & tempting..;)

    Tasty Appetite

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  41. i just saw janine's banana loaf just this morning and now yours..but no..not going to make them yet cos i just made one a week ago but looking at it, it's very tempting! love that basket too!

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    1. Lena, Yes Janine's banana loaf looks very yummy too. Going to try it too.

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  42. this looks perfect :-) love banana bread

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  43. Sooo good! I could imagine how flavor-packed it is, worth baking a little bit longer.

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  44. I love bread! This looks really yumm, hmm well with more banana and apple juice I am sure they combine really good together and gonna be very moist instead of dry texture that normal bread has. Oh my I am craving for bread now ^^

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    1. Hi Daphne, Hope you try this out and I'm sure you'll like this bread.

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  45. Ann, I can't believe I missed Banana bread day! This combination looks great, and I have used her (Kitchen Snippets) banana bread recipe before too. I like using dried cranberries and cherries (not together though). I wish I had some now!

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    1. Lyndsey, This bread is very addictive and I'm sure you'll love it after trying it :)

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  46. Perfectly done, Ann!!! I love the addition of dried cranberies...so yummy! I put too many apples in my last quick bread...and only the ends were cooked through...oops!

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    1. Thank you Lizzy! I love to add more apples too ... :D

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  47. I love that you added cranberries and green apple in the banana bread. A perfectly dense and moist bread.

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  48. Hi Ann, I actually tried out this receipe last weekend, and it works.. the receipe is so easy to follow..
    just wondering on the vegetable oil, do you mean 100g of it? or only 2 teaspoon?
    mine came out moist, but bit too on the sweet side, maybe the banana it self is very sweet.. i might reduce the sugar next try..
    Thanks for sharing this, Ann!

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    1. Hi Bobo, I followed Gert's recipe to T and because I'm not familiar with cup measurements, so I just measured and weighed the ingredients. The vegetable oil is correct 100g.:)
      Of course you can reduce the sugar a little or cranberries if you find its too sweet.

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  49. This bread looks lovely. I think the bananas, cranberries,and the apples sound great together, I would never of thought of combining the three of them in a bread.

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  50. Hi Ann

    I made this today and instead of apples, I substitute it with jackfruit and cranberries with raisins - and it was absolutely delicious.

    cheers
    Amanda

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    1. Amanda, Sounds so great with jackfruit and raisins. BTW you used fresh jackfruit?

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    2. Yes Ann, I used fresh jackfruit. I bought a packet from the wet market ($2) and was about to eat them, and I thought why not use it for the bread and it turned out wonderful.

      Amanda

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    3. Mmmm... I love jackfruit. Thought of using jackfruit to make layer cake.
      Have you check your mailbox? I've sent you a picture of the loaf last night.

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    4. Hi Ann

      Just checked my mail box and replied you.

      Amanda

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  51. I tried this and it really taste yummy but the only thing is that my bread doesn't rise and the texture is still very sticky. Not soft enough. Where did I do wrongly? Should I on the top/bottom/both burner in the oven? Thanks

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    1. Hi Katie, Your bread is not fully cooked yet. You may bake it another 5-10 mins little longer. Insert the skewer into the bread, make sure it comes out clean.

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  52. Hi Ann,

    I tried this recipe today and it turned out delicious. I especially like the tartness of the cranberry as it balanced out the sweetness of the bananas. I cut down the sugar to 110g as I dont like it too sweet and it turned out just right for me as my overripe bananas were already very sweet

    However, when I compare my bread with your picture, mine seems denser whereas yours has more air pockets. The texture of my bread also taste more like a dense cake. Nevertheless, it still tastes very good. Thanks for sharing such a simple and delicious recipe. Durian is in season now. Maybe I will replace bananas with durian and make a durian bread.

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