This Cranberry Pecan Banana Bread is bursting with tart cranberries and crunchy pecans! It’s a seasonal quick bread that pairs perfectly with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread and is tailor-made for the holidays.

slice of cranberry pecan banana bread with Nutella spread over the top

This post is sponsored by Nutella® hazelnut spread but all opinions are my own.

CRANBERRY PECAN BANANA BREAD IS OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY QUICK BREAD!

If you are looking for a new quick bread recipe that is perfect for the holiday season, you have found it. It’s so amazingly soft and tender, plus quick and easy to make. I love a big slice with 1 tablespoon of NUTELLA® hazelnut spread (a little bit goes a long way) for breakfast!

slice of cranberry quick bread on a white plate with a jar of Nutella

NUTELLA® hazelnut spread is so delicious spread over this cranberry bread. I’m a huge fan of NUTELLA® hazelnut spread on pretty much everything from pancakes to oatmeal to toast. Such a great way to elevate my breakfast.

jar of Nutella with banana bread

HOW TO MAKE CRANBERRY PECAN BANANA BREAD:

This cranberry quick bread is classic, which means it’s super quick and easy to throw together. It’s important to use fresh cranberries as opposed to dried because they add a pleasant tartness (that pairs especially well with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread) and look so pretty and festive once the bread is sliced.

Begin, by combining all of the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.

dry ingredients for cranberry bread in a large mixing bowl

Next, combine all of the wet ingredients – mashed bananas, sour cream, egg, vanilla and melted butter in a medium bowl.

wet ingredients for cranberry banana bread in a large mixing bowl

After both dry and wet ingredients are mixed well, add the wet ingredients to the dry. Stir gently until just combined.

mixing dry and wet ingredients for cranberry quick bread

Add the cranberries and chopped pecans.

adding fresh cranberries and chopped pecans to cranberry bread batter

Mix again to incorporate and scrape the batter into a greased loaf pan and add the oats over the top.

cranberry bread in a loaf pan ready to go into the oven

Bake for about one hour, then cool in the pan on a rack for about 15 minutes.

baked cranberry bread in a loaf pan on a cooling rack

Turn the loaf out onto the rack to cool completely.

loaf of cranberry pecan banana bread on a cooling rack

Slice, serve and enjoy with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread – such a winning combo!

slice of cranberry banana bread with Nutella spread over the top

Enjoy other recipes that would pair perfectly with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread!

Flourless Banana Apple Muffins

Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes

Low Fat Flourless Banana Bread

Hop over to Nutella.com for even more recipe inspiration!

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loaf of sliced cranberry quick bread
slice of cranberry pecan banana bread with Nutella spread over the top
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Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Pecan Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.7g 15%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.2g
Cholesterol 32.3mg 11%
Sodium 327.3mg 14%
Potassium 146.9mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 27.9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugars 9.3g
Protein 4.7g 9%
Vitamin A 35.8%
Vitamin C 4.8%
Calcium 39.7%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:12 slices
Cranberry Pecan Banana Bread
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
 

This Cranberry Pecan Banana Bread is bursting with tart cranberries and crunchy pecans! It's a seasonal quick bread that pairs perfectly with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread and is tailor-made for the holidays.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup lite sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts any combination of walnuts, pecans, cashews, pistachios
  • 3 tbsp rolled oats
  • NUTELLA® hazelnut spread, 1 tbsp per serving
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Line a 8” x 4” loaf pan with parchment paper or grease with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together mashed banana, sour cream, egg, vanilla and butter.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and fold the ingredients until all the flour has been incorporated and a shaggy, wet batter is formed.
  5. Gently stir in the cranberries and chopped pecans.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and evenly spread all batter into the corners and around sides.
  7. Sprinkle oats over the top and bake for 60 minutes. When finished, the loaf should be domed and golden, and a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
  8. Let the loaf cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing and slicing. Serve with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread on each slice.

Recipe Notes

STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS: Wrap cooled baked loaves tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature up to 7 days. Baked loaves can also be wrapped in plastic and aluminum foil and frozen for up to three months.

 

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Author: Recipe from NUTELLA® hazelnut spread website
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Banana Bread, Cranberry Pecan Banana Bread, Cranberry Quick Bread

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