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Chef Dez | Cranberry pistachio banana bread


Last updated 11/20/2019 at 1:25pm

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Chef Dez shares a family recipe that puts a new twist on banana bread. Cranberries and pistachios add holiday spirit to the traditional desert.

Since my last column entry was all about quick breads, I thought it would be appropriate to share one of our family favorite recipes. I am certain that we all have made a banana bread in our lifetimes, but this one embraces the spirit of the season by including cranberries and pistachio nuts. Enjoy!


Cranberry pistachio banana bread (recipe makes 2 loaves):

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

4 eggs

2 cups mashed very ripe bananas (approximately 4-6)

3 cups flour

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups cr...

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