I can do better than Store Bought

I haven’t baked for a while, life got busy all of a sudden. I found myself in the commissary cookie aisle, reaching for a package of baked goods, and realized, I had become the Mom who buys cookies, instead of making homemade goodness. This made me sad, and motivated me to break out my baking gear and get busy. Seriously, there are few things in life that are truly relaxing for me…baking is one of them. This sweet bread is always a hit and perfect for lunchbox treats!

Cranberry Sweet Bread

  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon.
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt or Sour Cream
  • 3 medium bananas, overripe, mashed with fork
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, with the mixer set on medium, cream the butter with the sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, cinnamon, greek yogurt. and bananas. Beat on low speed to combine.
  • In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to the banana mixture, beating on medium speed for one minute. Scrape down bowl as needed. Fold in cranberries until well distributed.
  • Spread into prepared pan. Bake on center rack of oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. I used mini loaf pans for extra cuteness
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from the pan and cool completely on the wire rack.

I think the Princess has the baking bug as well!

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34 thoughts on “I can do better than Store Bought

    1. I try and fold the wet ingredients into the flour before I turn it on. If there is a lot of dry ingredients I place a dish towel over the front half, which is where most of the spewing happens. I know they sell guards for the kitchen aide now. I wonder if I should invest in one?


  1. Love this recipe! Thank you for sharing it, and Miss cuteness herself! I added a 1/2 cup mini semi sweet chips to half the batter for my great nieces and it was “extra” sweet! It has gone into my favorites recipe box, and has been shared twice already. Marie


  2. Super yummy looking, my mouth was actually watering! I’ve recently discovered the many talents of cranberries and have tried using them more. Maybe I should add some to our banana pancakes? Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  3. Looks delicious! I love to bake, but haven’t done as much lately as I’d like. This looks like a great recipe to add to my repertoire!

    Thanks for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

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  4. Looks yummy! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 10, open March 1 to 26. All entries shared on social media if share buttons installed.

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