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Banana Bread with Cacao Nibs & Cranberries

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You are going to love this banana bread recipe because it's such a moist and hearty loaf of bread!

The addition of the cacao nibs and the cranberries really elevates it with that pop of sweetness and chocolate deliciousness.

banana bread with butter on a plate

What I love about this bread is just how moist it is. It's also got a nice hint of chocolate with the cacao nibs and extra sweetness from the dried cranberries.

It's a great breakfast, snack, or dessert. Basically, what I'm saying is I had three pieces of this bread yesterday.

sliced banana bread on a cutting board
closeup of sliced banana bread

Enjoy this delicious banana bread recipe!

Yield: 8 slices of bread

Banana Bread with Cacao Nibs

Banana bread with cacao nibs on a floral plate.

This easy banana bread recipe is elevated with the addition of cacao nibs and dried cranberries.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Grease a 4 x 8 inch bread pan.
  2. Combine bananas and melted butter in a bowl. Using a fork, mash the bananas.
  3. Add the egg, sugar, vanilla extract, and baking powder and stir to mix.
  4. Add the flour and stir to combine. Then add the cacao nibs and cranberries and stir to combine.
  5. Add mixture to the bread pan and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until the top is golden brown.
  6. Let the bread cool before removing it from the pan.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 24gProtein: 5g


Monday 4th of April 2016

Delicious, Emily. Could not find nibs so I used Dark Choco chips. :-) Will make again!. Thanks Michelle in AD

Emily Wilson

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

Awesome! Glad to know you liked it :)


Sunday 13th of March 2016

Yum! Love how you got creative with a basic banana bread!

Emily Wilson

Monday 14th of March 2016

Thanks, Kate!

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