Banana and Cranberry Mini Loaf

This deliciously moist Banana & Cranberry Mini Loaf recipe puts a fruity twist on classic banana bread. These two flavours really do come together beautifully and make a great alternative for those who are trying to make better choices. With over ripe bananas we normally like to make our banana loaf, but we decided to use those ripe bananas in a slimming world friendly recipe with a tangy twist. 

These Banana & Cranberry Mini Loaves are perfect for those mornings on the go or for a little sweet treat with a cup of tea in the afternoon. They make a great alternative for lunchboxes or even cereal bars that are normally loaded with calories and sugar. These Banana & Cranberry Loaves are slimming world friendly and packed with lots of vitamins as well as fibre and slow releasing energy with the oats. You can choose to use two of these bars as part of your healthy extra B and they are 3 syn each as the cranberries and bananas are cooked. But still they are soooo good. 

You will need some bar moulds to cook these Banana & Cranberry Mini Loaves, you can pick one of these from a Supermarket or Amazon. With the silicone moulds you are able to achieve a perfect snack size treat that are great for those who are watching what they eat, or need to portion their sweet treats. I would highly recommend one of these mould as the possibilities are endless so you can cook up a storm in the kitchen creating delicious recipes you could try our Banana & Chocolate Oat Bars or Blueberry & Lemon Oaty Bars both are great for those on Slimming World. This recipe makes 10-12 loaves which equates to 2 days worth of Healthy Extra B but you will need to syn them too. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of making these Banana and Cranberry Mini Loaf, if you like it, why not pin for a baking day.


120g of rolled oats
2 eggs
1/2 tbs of baking powder
15g of dried cranberries, chopped
45g of banana, sliced thinly length ways 
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
6 tbs of fat-free​ plain yoghurt
pinch of salt
1tsp of sweetener​​ 
spray oil


1. Pre-heat oven to 180c/gas mark 

2. Place oats in a mini blender or food processor and blitz till fine. Then add baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cranberries and mix to combine

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, yoghurt, and the sweetener until fully combined. Then add this to oats and mix together.

4. Using low calorie spray grease the mini loaf tray. Then divide the batter equally in 10-12 compartments of a mini loaf tray. 

5. Top each with the slice of banana and sprinkle on the top and spray over the top with low calories spray. 

6. Bake for 35-40 mins until lightly golden, allow to cool for 10 mins in the tray and then carefully remove. 

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  1. Ohh, banana and cranberry, I never thought about these combos for baking, but now I'm so intrigued! Must save this for baking day!

  2. Banana and cranberry, what a wonderful combination this sounds.

  3. I've never seen a loaf like this. It's beautiful! I love the banana cranberry combo too!

  4. I’ve some old bananas and was wondering what to do with them. Thank you for this, I’ll give it a go today!

  5. We have plenty of time during the lockdown and I wont mind spending some time on this mini loaf.

  6. Looks delicious, and the picture is beautiful, I will add to my list of things to try.

  7. This sounds like a delicious combination! I will have to try making this some time. I love cranberries!

  8. They look lovely! I actually planned on making a banana loaf tomorrow because we have 2 over ripe bananas but I might give this recipe a go to try something different and with less calories. This is a great recipe for right now as well because people are struggling to get hold of cake ingredients so using oats is a great idea.

  9. Ooh I'm always baking and looking for new recipes. This is great, cos I love banana bread and trying new flavours. Thank you!

  10. These look delicious. I would never have considered banana and cranberry as a combination, no idea why! My family would love these.

  11. :9 this sounds perfect! we love baking and ifthe recipes involve fruit... even more so! Thank you for this great idea.

  12. Love the combination here I would never have thought of adding cranberries but sounds like a winning match. I will have to try this!

  13. Perfect recipe for want I was looking for. With the lockdown extended in our area till may 11 I guess I would be able to make this for the kids this week. Looks like amlovely recipe.

  14. this looks amazing. I could actually just eat this right now. I am going to give this a go x