Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake

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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

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! 

Step One

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Gather the ingredients so they are ready to go.

Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake

Step Two

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.

Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake

Step Three

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.

Mash the Bananas

Step Four

Spread evenly into the prepared baking pan.

Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake

Step Five

Top with dollops of cranberry sauce.

Spread the cranberry sauce on the batter

Step Six

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, chopped pecans, and flour.

Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake

Step Seven

Stir in the butter.

Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake

Step Eight

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.

Spread the crumble topping on the batter

Finished Product

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.

Baked Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake

Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake Recipe

Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 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
Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake Topping
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.

Final Word

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.

3 thoughts on “Cranberry Banana Coffee Cake

  • November 20, 2020 at 2:14 pm
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    Hi Linda,

    Been away for a while and just getting caught up. This recipe looks yummy and I’ve just printed it out. Plan to give it a try after Thanksgiving.

    You will probably think I’m an idiot, but I’m not, just getting older. You sent me the instructions for using the spice cake and pumpkin and I CANNOT find where I saved it!?
    Wasn’t it just mixing the cake mix and pumpkin (150z. together) then baking? At 350 for how long.
    If you have the time to respond to that question, thanks a lot. Promise, I won’t lose it again.

    I hope that you and yours are well and safe. I want to wish you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

    Suzanne

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    • November 20, 2020 at 3:02 pm
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      Hi Suzanne, give me 15 minutes. I want to make it a printable. Linda

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    • November 20, 2020 at 3:07 pm
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      Hi Suzanne, here is the recipe, but I’m going to make it a post with a printable: Hi Suzanne, yes, it’s Leanne’s recipe. One cake mix (Spice) and one 19-ounce can pumpkin puree (not pie mix). Combine, fill 12 greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. They are super moist! Linda

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