A delicious quick bread for the holidays,banana bread with fresh cranberries with just a hint of orangeand lemon.
Recipe: Banana-CranberryHoliday Bread
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
In a 12-inch skillet over medium heat,in hot butter, cook cranberries, chopped walnuts, and cinnamonabout 10 minutes or until cranberries pop, stirring mixture frequently.Remove skillet from heat.
In large bowl, stir together orange andlemon peels and juice, mashed banana, brown sugar, sugar, eggwhites, and egg.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Grease two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans.
In medium bowl, stir together all-purposeflour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt;add to egg mixture, stirring to blend. Fold in cranberry mixturejust until mixed.
Spoon into prepared pans and bake for50 minutes to 1 hour, or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean.Let stand for 10 minutes before removing frompan. Cool on wire rack. Wrap tightly to store.
1 (12-ounce) bag cranberries (about 3 cups)
2/3 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamonGrated peel of both orange and lemon
1/3 cup fresh orange
2 tablespoons fresh lemon
2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 5 medium-size bananas)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 large egg whites
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole-wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Makes 2 loaves.
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