Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cranberry-Banana Bread

Here's yet another nice little twist on your regular banana bread.  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
-1/3 cup shortening
-2/3 cup sugar
-2 large eggs
-2 medium very ripe bananas, mashed
-2 tsp cinnamon
-1 1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 1/2 cups flour
-1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (both work just fine)
-1/2 cup dried cranberries
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Coat 9x5 loaf pan with baking cooking spray.  Set aside.
In your mixer's bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and beat well.  Stir in the bananas.  Add the cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix well.  Add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time.  Stir in the walnuts and cranberries.  Mix well and pour in prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes.  Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.  Enjoy!

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