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Ground Flax & Cranberry Banana Bread

Submitted by: | Source: Laura Reed

Ground Flax and Cranberry Banana Bread
2011-12-30 Other

A more flavorful banana bread with dried cranberries, cinnamon, vanilla, and ground flax seed, which adds a slightly nutty flavor. Delicious!

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 to 65 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes


Unbleached All-purpose Flour
1¼ tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
¾ tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
½ cup Ground Flax Seed
⅔ cup Sugar
⅓ cup Canola Oil
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp Milk
2 Tbsp Vanilla
1 cup Chopped Mashed Ripe Bananas
1½ cup Dried Cranberries or Craisins


Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ground flax seed.

With electric mixer, beat together sugar and oil. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Add flour/cinnamon mixture and mashed bananas alternately. Beat until smooth and fold in dried cranberries.

Turn batter into lightly greased 8x4x2-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve slightly warm or cool.