Enjoy this delicious Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake right from the comfort of your own home. Make a pot of coffee to sip on, while you graze on this decadent coffee cake.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had guests over and this was my go-to coffee cake recipe. Many people seem to think they wouldn’t like cranberries in their breakfast dessert, but they always love this one. Sure, you could always go buy donuts or coffee cake from the supermarket, but nothing is like making your own, and it’s is just as easy! I’m going to show you how to make this coffee cake and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is! In case you missed my post on one of my breakfast casseroles, Easy Breakfast Casserole
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Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake
I’ve always been one to utilize the space in my freezer too. If I’ve had time to make one of these Cranberry Banana Coffee Cakes, then I’ve had time to make two. Making one ahead to freeze for later is always a good idea. That way, if you have an unexpected guest show up, you have something to pop in the oven. Cutting this coffee cake and serving it to your guests is a sure sign of love!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Gather the ingredients so they are ready to go.
Prepare a 9 x 13 inches baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, and ground allspice.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, for 5 to 7 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Then, add the bananas and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the cream mixture and beat just until combined.
Spread evenly into the prepared baking pan.
Top with dollops of cranberry sauce.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, chopped pecans, and flour.
Stir in the butter.
Sprinkle over the top of the cranberry sauce. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Slice into squares and serve warm.
Not only is the finished product beautiful, but it’s also delicious. I think this is going to be a favorite in your household, just like it is around here.
Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake Recipe
- 1/2 cup of butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups white all-purpose flour (I use bread flour)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 3/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about two bananas)
- 1 cup of whole-berry cranberry sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour (I use bread flour)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 x 13 inches baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, and ground allspice. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, for 5 to 7 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Then, add the bananas and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the cream mixture and beat just until combined. Spread evenly into the prepared baking pan and top with dollops of cranberry sauce. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, chopped pecans, and flour. Stir in the butter. Sprinkle over the top of the cranberry sauce. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Slice into squares and serve warm.
What can I serve with this coffee cake?
Have you ever thought about what you can serve with this coffee cake? One of my favorites to serve with coffee cake is always coffee. To me, black coffee tastes super delicious with this recipe. I can never get enough of the combination. If you have kids eating this dessert with you, then don’t be afraid to make them a nice warm cup of hot chocolate or a glass of milk!
How do I store this?
You can store this Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake in the fridge for about a week. When you place it in the fridge, make sure you cover it tightly with plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out. If you end up leaving the coffee cake on the counter, it won’t hurt it, but it may not keep as long as it would when stored in the fridge.
Can I freeze this coffee cake?
You can easily freeze this coffee cake, you just need to have the right materials to do so. You can transfer the coffee cake to a freezable container or you can wrap it in aluminum foil. If you have plastic wrap this also works. You should bake the coffee cake before you freeze it. Make sure you allow the cake to cool completely before you freeze it.
Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake
The next time you are craving a delicious dessert, I hope you’ll give this cake a try. I know mixing cranberry and banana together may sound a bit odd, but it’s one of the best combinations for a great flavor treat. When I went to make this dessert for the first time, those were two of the best ingredients I had on hand so I mixed them together. And I promise you, it will change the way you look at coffee cakes.
As you can see, eating dessert is one of my favorite things to do! Making dessert is also fun! Whether you need a dessert for your family or to take with you to your next gathering, I think this Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake will hit the spot. If you end up making this recipe, please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. I can’t wait to hear all about it. May God Bless this world, Linda.