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How to Bake Banana Cranberry Quick Bread

Banana Cranberry Quick Bread - http://CookingWithKimberly.comToday, I went into the kitchen to see that ripened banana staring back at me on my counter-top.

What did I think of immediately? Banana bread, of course!

I’m letting you in on how my brain works to creatively make up recipes in your kitchen, as I tell you how I like to substitute ingredients, how to, and why I do what I do.

This recipe was winged on camera with bits and pieces I had in my fridge & pantry today to create a unique quick bread recipe that you can easily make yourself too. Today’s recipe is loosely based upon the measurements in my Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Quick Bread Recipe.

Try experimenting yourself, like I do…it’s actually a lot of fun once you get the hang of things, and will become second nature to you at some point.

Type: Bread Recipe
Serve With: Milk & Enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40-50 min
Yield: 1 loaf

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy the video below.


  • 2 cups flour – whole wheat, all purpose
  • 2 tbsp wheat germ
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp jam/preserves – I used raspberry & apricot
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup tea – lukewarm, or water
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 1 large, ripe banana – mashed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, flax seeds, baking powder, baking soda.
  3. In smaller, flat-bottomed bowl, mash bananas, add oil, tea, jam, honey, eggs and dried cranberries. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until mixed thoroughly.
  5. Pour mixture into greased loaf pan and bake in pre-heated oven for 40-50 min, or until knife inserted in middle comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool for 10 min in pan, then remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.
  7. Serve with milk and Enjoy!

Experiment, Eat, Enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed this Banana Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next timeā€¦

Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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