Cranberry Banana Bread

Every time we have overly ripe bananas in the house, I immediately want to bake banana bread. But, the shortening and/or butter content of most banana bread recipes can be shocking! Did you know that 1 stick (1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons) of shortening has 880 calories, 96 grams total fat and 28 grams saturated fat? Plus, with the second ingredient being fully hydrogenated palm oil {think trans fats} and other ingredients included like the preservative TBHG {yikes}, shortening is just scary! Butter is not any better with 2 times the saturated fat amount – 800 calories, 88 grams total fat and 56 grams saturated fat! So, I went on a mission to create a healthier, but just as tasty, banana bread with NO butter or shortening included. And, after playing around with the recipe a few times and holding taste tests with my banana bread lovin’ husband, I’m excited to share my {no butter included} Cranberry Banana Bread!

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