Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread with Cinnamon Streusel

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Welcoming in the holiday season with this Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread with Cinnamon Streusel! Easy to make, quick to mix up, and the perfect way to use up overripe bananas on your counter during these colder Fall days. Every bite is full of sweet and tart cranberries, nutty walnuts, sweet banana bread, and the best ever streusel that provides just the right amount of crunch. This will surely become your new favorite banana bread! So simple, but oh so delicious.

two slices of cranberry walnut banana bread laying in front of loaf on wood board with gold knife beside, fresh cranberries, white flowers, and walnut pieces around.

About The Recipe

It’s the first Friday of November and today seems like the perfect day to share a cozy, simple, and delicious banana bread! Though, this is no ordinary banana bread. This might just be our best banana bread recipe TO DATE! Which, is saying a lot, since we do love our banana bread in this house.

Inspired by the holiday’s, we just wanted to make something that felt special, but would still be something recognizable. You know, something that everyone loves!

And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a big slice of homemade banana bread?

One of my favorite things that comes during this time of year is cranberries. I love how sweet, but also kind of tart they are! We always try to incorporate them into a lot of different recipes.

So, when we saw that we had left a whole bunch of bananas get overripe…we knew what we had to do!

Though, I will admit, the streusel topping was a bit of a last minute decision. We just felt like it needed a little extra something and I am so glad we did!

The streusel really sets this banana bread apart. It adds a sweet crunchiness that makes this quick bread simply irresistible!

angled shot of banana bread on wood board with two slices laying in front, a gold knife beside, bowl of cranberries in front, and a bowl of walnuts behind.

Then, with every bite, there’s moist banana bread, lots of cranberries, and toasty walnuts. It all just melts in your mouth and blends into the best combination of flavors.

This banana bread is the perfect Fall/Winter bake to enjoy as breakfast, brunch, a quick snack, or even dessert!

Reasons You Will Love This Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread

  • Made in 2 bowls!
  • Full of flavor.
  • Perfect for Fall and Winter.
  • Loved by kids and adults alike!
  • A great gift during the holiday’s.
  • Uses up the overripe bananas on your counter!
overhead close up of two slices of banana bread laying in front of loaf.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

For The Banana Bread:

  • Overripe Bananas
  • Buttermilk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Large Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Dried Cranberries
vanilla, salt, chopped walnuts, bananas, baking soda, ground cinnamon, flour, eggs, brown sugar, oil, dried cranberries, milk, sugar, and baking powder on marble surface.

For The Streusel:

  • Granulated Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salted Butter
butter, cinnamon, sugar, and flour in glass bowls

How To Make Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread

Step 1: Make streusel

In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, cinnamon, and flour.

Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or fork. Set aside.

Step 2: Make the batter

In a medium bowl, mash bananas and buttermilk together. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix sugars, eggs, oil, and vanilla.

Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix only to combine.

Add bananas and stir until well combined.

Stir in cranberries and walnuts.

Step 3: Bake

Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Top each loaf generously with streusel.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until done.

one loaf pan of baked banana bread on marble surface.

How To Store

Since this recipe makes three loaves of bread, there’s definitely going to be leftovers! You can store the two extra loaves in separate a freezer safe zip top bags, then store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Though, with the loaf you’ve eaten off of and/or intend to eat, it needs to be kept in a zip top bag and kept in the fridge for 3-7 days.

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Banana Nut Bread, Chocolate Banana Bread, Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins, Cinnamon Apple Walnut Bread

close up of slices cranberry walnut banana bread on wood board.

Expert Tips

  • Check the expiration date on your baking soda and baking powder.
  • When mashing the bananas, be sure to not leave any large chunk of banana!
  • This recipe makes 3 traditional size loaves. Perfect for gifting the other two!
  • Make sure to use DRIED cranberries in this recipe.
  • Be careful to not over-mix the batter.

When you make this Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread with Cinnamon Streusel, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

two slices of cranberry walnut banana bread laying in front of loaf on wood board with gold knife beside, fresh cranberries, white flowers, and walnut pieces around.

Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread with Cinnamon Streusel

Traci
The perfect holiday loaf! This Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread with Cinnamon Streusel is so simple to make and oh so delicious. Every bite is sweet, loaded with cranberries and walnuts, and just SO. GOOD.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 446 kcal

Ingredients
 

Bread

  • 6 medium overripe bananas
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • cup dried cranberries

Streusel

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter

Instructions

Streusel

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, cinnamon, and flour.
  • Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or fork. Set aside.

Bread

  • Heat oven to 350° F.
  • Spray three 8"x4" loaf pans with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mash bananas and buttermilk together. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix sugars, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  • Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • Mix only to combine.
  • Add bananas and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in cranberries and walnuts.
  • Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  • Top each loaf generously with streusel.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until done.

Notes

  • Check the expiration date on your baking soda and baking powder.
  • When mashing the bananas, be sure to not leave any large chunk of banana!
  • This recipe makes 3 traditional size loaves. Perfect for gifting the other two!
  • Make sure to use DRIED cranberries in this recipe.
  • Be careful to not over-mix the batter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 446kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 276mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 3gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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