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Banana-Cranberry Holiday Bread


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From Good Housekeeping... This will be great for the holidays! Not bad nutritionally if we don't eat too much of it. 

2/3  cup  walnuts, finely chopped 
1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon 
1  -  large orange 
1  -  medium-size lemon 
2  cups  mashed ripe banana (about 5 medium-size bananas) 
3/4  cup  packed brown sugar 
1/4  cup  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 
1 12-ounce  bag  cranberries (about 3 cups) 
4  tablespoons  margarine (1/2 stick)

Nutritional Analysis 
Number of Servings: 2 loaves (12 servings each)
Per Serving
calories 175  cholesterol 9 mg 
fat 4 g  sodium 210 mg 

 Preparation - Estimated cooking time: 2 hours -   
1 In 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in hot margarine, cook cranberries, chopped walnuts, and cinnamon about 10 minutes or until cranberries pop, stirring mixture frequently. Remove skillet from heat.
2 Meanwhile, grate peel from orange and lemon. Squeeze juice from orange (about 1/3 cup) and lemon (about 2 tablespoons). In large bowl, stir together orange and lemon peels and juice, mashed banana, brown sugar, sugar, egg whites, and egg. 
3 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9- by 5-inch loaf pans. In medium bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to egg mixture, stirring to blend. Stir in cranberry mixture just until mixed. Spoon batter into loaf pans. 
4 Bake loaves 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool loaves in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool.

November 6, 2002