Friday, February 17, 2012

Banana, Cranberry and Apple Bread

I whip this bread up one late night when I realized that we don’t have anything to eat for breakfast on Sunday morning. It is just a simple mix and bake bread which take no effort at all. All it takes is 5-6 minutes to measure, mix everything and about an hour to bake and you have something wonderful for breakfast the next day.


1 ½ cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ cup + 2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup dried cranberry
1 apple – grated
3 large bananas – mashed

1. Line and greased a loft pan. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F.
2. In a mixing bowl, combined flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Mix well and set it aside.
3. In another mixing bowl, combined 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 combined
4. Lastly add in dried cranberries. Mix well and pour it into the baking pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown.


Cuisine Paradise said...

Wowow! I love this! It has my favourite two ingredients which is banana and cranberry in it :p Just to check, as for step 3, we just use hand whisk to combine the ingredients before adding in the dry ingredients?

Sharon @ Feats of Feasts said...

Oh wow, your cake looks dense and the shape came out lovely...i think im going to try this version, have been using those banana bread recipes with either sour cream or yogurt but am never satisfied with the outcome.

yummylittlecooks said...

Would like to have a slice with my coffee! said...

This sure is yummy and delicious for breakfast. Banana, cranberry and apple in one bread! =)

Shereen said...

Oh wow!..look at that crust!Makes me just want to rush into the kitchen now and bake one!

My Little Space said...

Gert, these photos look fantastic! Perfect shot. The colour is so clear & beautiful and so is the bread. Hope you're enjoying your day.

lena said...

what a fruity banana cake! nice presentation , Gert!

Janine said...

hmm apples and bananas sound really good, and i bet the addition of cranberry must have been awesome!

busygran said...

What a wonderful threesome! Good moist bread!

ann low said...

I love this one and I've all the ingredients. Will make it if I'm free over the weekend.

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a wonderful bread for breakfast!

Cat Cat said...


How many eggs this recipe call for? Glad to know you are finally settle down in CA.
They are calling for snow this weekend. huhuhuh.

Jeannie said...

Looks really moist! Must try this recipe when I have leftover bananas!

Rain said...

I just wanna say your Kitchen Snippets are fantastic! It's a joy too see your passion for cooking. Every recipe is well described, and the pics of the food are stunning! Keep up the good work! Thanks for all the great work!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

The other day i just tried a new Banana recipe but not satisfy with the outcome as the cake turned out wet, recipe call to set temp 155c, I think this is too low. Yours look really good and I love your idea to add some cranberries. Have a nice weekend.

daphne said...

I tried making a banana bread yesterday and wasn't too satisfied with it either.. but I am going to try yours soon I think! With the sweetness of apple and cranberries, a winner!

eileen@hundred eighty degrees said...

This sounds easy and fiuss free. Nice presentation

ICook4Fun said...

Ellena, yea you just mix everything by hand either with a big spoon or a hand whisk.

Sharon, thanks for stopping by. Hope you like this version of banana bread.

Yummylittlecooks, you are welcome to have a slice or two :)

Raquel thank you.

Shereen, yea I too like the crust a lot. Both ends of the bread are mine :)

Kristy, thank you. Hope you're enjoying your day too :)

Lena, thank you!

Janine, you can replace the apple with any type of fruits actually like blueberry, strawberry or even pear.

Busygran, thank you.

Ann, hope you like it.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, yea we had this for breakfast.

Cat, sorry I forgot to put the eggs in the ingredients list. I already amended it. By the way, how are you doing? We are all settle in and enjoying the high 60's temperature here.

Jeannie, yes I always make bread like this with over-riped bananas.

Rain, thank you so much for your support and your kind comment. Hope to see you often here :)

Sonia, I think 155C is too low to bake a cake.

Daphne, I hope you try this out.

Eileen, thank you.

Alice said...

i saw you baked this, Ann too, i think i have to bake soon :)

Yee's Corner said...

Hi, I am keen on and started baking recently after browsing so many fabulous baking pro's blogs! wow.. honestly from my heart that all your end products are so great and look yummy! I really feel yours are so kind and graceful to share your recipe and tips of baking over your blogs... It makes and encourages me to try out every recipe if i have free time for me and my family!!!! I indeed had copied your recipe and bake two!

Caretaker says said...

Hello from Melbourne, Australia! I'm a guy and I'm inspired to bake already! I'm going to book mark your site!! Thanks!

Wonders how do you get to do this so effortlessly.

celine said...

I baked this yesterday and it was VERY GOOD - moist and fruity in a healthy way. My hubby thinks that it is the best banana bread that he has ever eaten! Thanks for sharing. ;) xoxo

Katie said...

Hi, I tried this and it looks amazing too except the texture is not soft enough. May you advice what went wrong? and all four sides of my bread is really hard to swallow making me to cut out all four edges. LOL. Sorry first time baker, should the oven fire to use top/bottom or both? thanks

Unknown said...

Itried this recipe yesterday and it turned out perfect ^^ tkanks for sharing