Cranberry Apple Banana Bread

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December 18, 2020

A loaf of cranberry apple banana bread cooling on a rack.Using applesauce in this bread to make it more moist since I used half whole wheat flour and half white flour.


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 80 minutes

Yield: 2 loaves


  • 2 cups frozen cranberries
  • baking spray
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup white flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
Ingredients for cranberry apple banana bread.


  1. In a bowl, chop the frozen cranberries.
  2. Cranberries in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt and mix. Set aside.
  4. Mixing the bread dough in a food processor.
  5. In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, eggs, bananas, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
  6. The mixed up batter in a bowl.

  7. Add flour mixture and blend at low speed until combined. Do not overmix. Fold in cranberries and pour batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake in center rack for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Mixing the cranberries into the bread.
    Two loaf pans filled with bread.
  9. Poke holes in top of loaves. Add orange glaze. Orange Glaze: 1 teaspoon orange extract with 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 to 3 tablespoons water. Stir until desired consistency. To make it look like a Christmas loaf, I sprinkled green colored decorating sugar on top.
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