Cranberry Banana Bread with Walnuts

Cranberry Banana Bread with Walnuts  


- 120 g (½ cup) unsalted butter - 200 g (1 cup) granulated sugar - 2 eggs - 500 g (about 3 medium) bananas (overripe is fine, but just ripe is fine too) - 50 g (about ½ cup) walnuts - 150 g (about 1 cup) fresh cranberries (frozen will work too) - ½ tsp. ground cinnamon - 30 ml (2 tbsp.) olive oil - 250 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour - 1 tsp. baking powder - ½ tsp. salt

Peel the bananas and cut into cubes about 1 cm on each side. Chop the walnuts into small pieces.

Step 1.

Mix the soft butter with the sugar. Add the eggs to the sugar and butter mixture, beat everything together until the eggs are blended.

Step 2.

Pour the olive oil into the mixture, add the cinnamon. Mix everything together well. Now add the diced banana and cranberries. Next add the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and chopped walnuts. Stir until the dry ingredients are mixed in and the dough is smooth.

Step 3.

Grease a mold with oil, sprinkle with flour. Stir the dough and place it in the mold.  Bake the banana bread in a preheated oven at 180 °C (350 °F) for 45-50 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick.

Step 4.

Cool the bread on a wire rack. If necessary, bake a second batch. Slice the cooled bread into portions.

Step 5.