Cranberry Banana Bread

 

Ingredients for 10 servings:
1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
2. 1 cup granulated sugar
3. 2 eggs
4. 1 cup banana (about 3 small, mashed ripe)
5. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
7. 2 cups all-purpose flour
8. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
9. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
10. 1/2 teaspoon salt
11. 1/4 cup milk
12. 1 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen, coarsely chopped)
13. 1/2 cup nuts (pecans are good)

Directions:
1. Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper or grease; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time, heating well after each. Beat in bananas, vanilla and lemon juice.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Sitr into butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of milk. Fold in cranberries and nuts. Scrape into prepared pan, smoothing top.
4. Bake in centre of 350°F oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 1 ¼ hours. Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes, Remove from pan and peel off paper; let cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap; store at room temperature for 24 hours before slicing. (It will be crumbly if you try to cut it before this.).

Enjoy your meal!

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