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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