So I did test out my dried cranberries and, of course, there were no recipes for bread using dried cranberries so I made one up. I used the cranberries right out of the bag and because they are so light most of them rose to the top. I might try letting them soak in water next time and the bread was a little dry so that might help with the dryness as well or I might use milk instead of water and see if that helps. The flavor however, was outstanding. Such a nice light banana taste with just a touch of cranberry. It was wonderful.
Dried Cranberry Banana Bread
Grease two loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup margarine or butter (1 stick)
Combine these ingredients in a bowl and cut in butter until pea sized.
2 bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cup water
Add 2 cups dried cranberries. Pour half of the batter into two loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour.