Banana Cranberry Bread

Banana Cranberry Bread


"I always have leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving, so I created this recipe which is very moist and delicious."


1 h 30 m servings 292 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 116 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, and mix in bananas, cranberry sauce, milk, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gradually blend flour mixture into the banana mixture. Fold in walnuts. Pour into the prepared loaf pans.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack, and cool completely.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 95 Ratings


I used a can of whole berry cranberry sauce, no shortening, 3 T of dry milk powder (in place of liquid milk), and only 1 cup of sugar. It is now my family's favorite banana bread recipe, even b...

This was GREAT! Made it for our Mother's Day get together. I never use shortening and always sub it with sour cream, I also used a whole can of whole cranberry sauce. I also made one loaf with...

EXCELLENT base recipe. Thanks for the start! bananas and cranberries -- what an awesome combination! The result is a kind of "spice bread." I think that the nutmeg is key!! Here's my healthi...

Absolutely delicious. I was looking for a recipe for moist Cranberry-Orange bread. This was it. The first time I make a new recipe I try to make the original recipe but this time after reading...

My husband (who hates cranberries!), loved this recipe. I used homemade cranberry sauce (recipe on this site, Cranberry Sauce I submitted by Toni) and while the actual cranberry sauce was excell...

This recipe was very good. The only thing I substituted was using 25% less flour and butter instead of shortening. I will surely make this again. This tops the list for cranberry bread recipes.

I used my leftover candied sweet potatoes instead of banana and WOW. Very moist, very delicious and very happy to use my leftovers in such a creative way.

I thought this recipe was just okay. I made it into muffins and it worked well, I just didn't find them particularly flavorful. Adding some dried or fresh cranberries might add some needed zin...

This is a great recipe! I always have mashed ripe bananas in my freezer and often cranberries so it's a dandy. I, too, might add a handful of whole cranberries to my next batch and would perha...