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Banana Cranberry Bread


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This Banana Cranberry Bread is delicious and moist. It's a sweet way to use up leftover cranberry sauce! 

What's the #1 thing that you have leftover after Thanksgiving? I bet it's cranberry sauce! Leftover cranberry sauce is a given in most households, because not everyone enjoys it! Considering that, I've developed several recipes that use leftover cranberry sauce like these Turkey Cranberry SlidersEasy Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip and now, this Banana Cranberry Bread! 

Banana Cranberry Bread

This Banana Cranberry Bread recipe makes one loaf, but can easily be doubled! If you double the recipe, you'll need to plan for about 6 overripe bananas and 2/3 cup of leftover cranberry sauce. 

Banana Cranberry  Bread

How to store this recipe

Be sure your Banana Cranberry Bread is fully baked through and completely cooled. Once it is, you can store it at room temperature in an air tight container or Ziploc bag. There is no need to refrigerate banana bread. 

You can freeze banana bread! If you make an extra loaf and want to keep it for another week, wrap your banana bread in foil and then in plastic. Make sure as much air is removed as possible before freezing. You can freeze banana bread for up to 6 months. 

Banana Cranberry Bread

How Long is Banana Bread Good For 

Banana bread will store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days. If you have not finished your banana bread at this point, you can freeze it using the instructions above. 

I hope that you enjoy this Banana Cranberry Bread! I know that it's been a comfort to me in the cold days that follow Thanksgiving. 

If you enjoy this bread recipe, be sure to let me know in the comments! 

Yield: 1 loaf

Banana Cranberry Bread

Banana Cranberry Bread


  • 1 stick butter - softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas - mashed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs and mashed bananas.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
  5. Slowly add to wet ingredients, mixing to incorporate.
  6. Slowly mix in remaining dry ingredients.  Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan.
  7. Top banana bread batter with 4 tbsp of cranberry sauce. Using a butter knife, draw lines through the cranberry sauce to swirl it throughout the top of the banana bread.
  8. Bake for approximately 50-60 minutes.  Remove and let cool.
  9. ENJOY!

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