Friday, December 6, 2019

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Hi All!  I am joining in on Carol at Just Let Me Quilt blog's:

Virtual Cookie Exchange
December 2nd

December 3rd

December 4th

December 5th

December 6th

If you are just joining in today, be sure to visit the prior days participants after you have visited all of today's posts.  Lots of fun inspiration!

Today I am going to share a sweet quick bread that we enjoy at Christmas.  It is basically a banana bread with the twist of adding cranberry sauce.

The recipe:

3/4 cup canned whole berry cranberry sauce
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. grated orange zest
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

1. In a small mixing bowl, combine cranberry sauce, sugar, and orange zest.
2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda,and salt.
3. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, bananas and oil stir well to combine.
4.Add banana mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just to moisten.
5.Stir in cranberry mixture and walnuts.
6. Pour into two greased loaf pans and bake at 325F for 1 hour or until golden brown.  Cool before slicing.

Have a Merry Christmas All!

And a BIG thank you to Carol for hosting this fun blog party 



Michelle said...

This looks delish. I will definitely be making this. Thanks for sharing.

Charlene McCain said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe. It looks delicious. I love giving breads in my annual goodie bags and this looks like a great recipe for gift giving.

Dorian said...

That sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas.

Stitchin At Home said...

Thanks for the recipe it is now on my to make list.

Carol said...

I would never thought of cranberry sauce in banana bread, but it sure sounds good to me! Thanks for sharing!

Carol Swift said...

This sounds delicious and a great way to use up that leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving. I'm glad I twisted your arm to join in the hop! LOL You continue to inspire me with no matter what you do. xo

Farm Quilter said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe for banana bread with a holiday twist!! I have some bananas ready to make bread with...I'll have to give your recipe a try!

Calicojoan said...

Wow, that sounds interesting. I will have to give it a try! Thanks!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kris! Oh yum! I just love fruit breads of any sort, and cranberry with orange is just the best combination. With the addition of the bananas, this must be a nice moist bread. I'll give it a try - thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you and your family. ~smile~ Roseanne

Denise :) said...

Ooooh!! This sounds really yummy! I just happen to have the ingredients on hand, too. I'm going to make this recipe this weekend!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Karrin Hurd said...

Thanks so much for the recipe, it sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

LJ said...

The recipe I use for banana bread has nuts, chocolate chips, and maraschino cherries. I must give this a try with the cranberry sauce. That would really make it moist, I think. Merry Christmas

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

Looks delicious and a little bit different.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I love love banana bread and your recipe sounds great. Thanks so much for sharing! said...

Your bread looks awesome.

Lisa J. said...

This is such an interesting addition to banana bread. Thanks for sharing this great ides.

tink's mom said...

That sounds like a wonderful addition to a banana
bread. Thanks for the great idea.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What an interesting recipe! I've never heard of this twist on banana bread. Thanks for sharing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, I like the idea of adding cranberry to banana bread.

Danice G said...

Looks so tasty. Mother loves banana bread. The cranberry will make it all the more delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

Carla said...

Kris, this sounds so yummy. Thank you!

Beatrice said...

Adding cranberry sauce sounds delicious, what a great idea!

Soma @ said...

That is a fun twist! I have to try that, without nuts of course :)

Happy Holidays, Kris!

KaHolly said...

Looks pretty yummy!