I have made this bread numerous times, all with excellent results! The banana adds sweetness and moisture. A great way to use those bananas in the freezer! I typically don't have nuts on hand, but this bread is so delicious...it stands well on its own.
I DO add vanilla and/or almond extract.
For variation, I have topped with a powdered sugar glaze with added lemon or orange zest!
Thank you, Ocean Spray!
This is a keeper!
I have used this recipe many times and put the batter in muffin tins and then adjusted the time in the oven. It is excellent with a good cup of coffee in the morning. 5 stars *****
Cranberry Banana Bread
I made this for Christmas dinner.
Moist (with the banana) and crunchy (with the nuts and cranberries). Very good heated up.
I used suggestions made by others by adding 1 tsp vanilla and substituting half and half for the milk. The bread looks wonderful and tastes so rich. The cranberries are tangy and gives the bland bananas zip. My new favorite.