Cranberry Orange Banana Bread


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup egg substitute or two eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 mashed very ripe bananas (approximately 1 cup)
1 tsp pure orange extract
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, cut in half
1 Tbsp. Orange Zest


Mix together dry ingredients until well combined.
In a separate bowl, mix eggs, applesauce, vanilla extract, orange extract, orange zest and mashed bananas.
Stir banana mixture into flour mixture, and then add cranberries.
Stir carefully
Bake in a greased loaf pan or (3 mini pans for 30 minutes) for approximately one hour at 350°F.
Bread is done when a toothpick comes out clean.
Makes 18 slices, approx 6 slices per mini loaf
Calories per slice: 80, Fat: .02, Sodium: 144, Potassium: 75, Carbs: 18, Fiber: 1.3, Sugar: 8, Protein: 1.9


5milecook's picture

Delicious -- however, I didn't follow the recipe. I did not have the orange extract or cranberries on hand, so I left those out and added just a little orange zest. It turned out fine. Also, I made a dozen muffins (baked for 25 mins) instead of a loaf of bread. I'm sure they would be even better with the cranberries and orange extract. : )


I have a secret love affair for the combination of orange and cranberries, mix in banana and I am in pure heaven. This bread is so moist, it has all the combinations, sweetness from the banana's, a little tart from the cranberries and a light taste of orange. Besides the taste, the best part about this bread is no oil or butter! Healthy, tasty and ohhhhh, so good!


18 slices


Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 7:28am

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