Banana Cranberry Bread

5 from 2 votes
Servings: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Banana Cranberry Bread is perfectly moist, slightly sweet and loaded with sweet tangy cranberries. This is one of our favorite banana bread recipes!


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs – room temp
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil vegetable oil ok too
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • butter – for greasing pan


  1. Preheat the oven to a 350°F. Butter or spray a 9x5” loaf pan. Line a parchment paper with the loaf pan for easier take-out once the bread is baked.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine and whisk: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg and 1/8 tsp ground cloves. Stir in 1 cup dried cranberries.
  3. In a large bowl, mash 1 banana with a fork. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup grapeseed or vegetable oil and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  4. Using spatula, stir in the dry ingredients into the batter, until ‘just combined’ – do not overmix!
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and gently go over with spatula to spread evenly throughout the pan. Bake the bread for 45-50 minutes (I did 45) or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Let the bread cool for 10-15 minutes and transfer onto a cooling rack until fully cooled. Enjoy with cup of coffee or tea!