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Cranberry-Banana Bread

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  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • Vegetable cooking spray


  1. Place cranberries in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until cranberries begin to pop.
  2. Uncover and remove from heat.
  3. Combine sugar and oil in a medium bowl; beat at medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes or until well blended.
  4. Add egg and egg whites; beat until light and lemon-colored.
  5. Combine dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with banana, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Fold in cranberries.
  7. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 60 minutes or until bread tests done, shielding with aluminum foil the last 15 minutes.
  9. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool on a wire rack.