vegan christmas spiced banana cranberry bread

Christmas banana bread (vegan)

A delicious and easy recipe for a Christmas vegan banana bread with cranberries. This is the perfect recipe to use up over-ripe bananas.

Course Cake
Cuisine International
Keyword christmas banana bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Mandy Mazliah


  • 175 g soft light brown sugar
  • 250 g plain flour I used half white and half spelt
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100 g water
  • 100 g maple syrup
  • 100 g sunflower oil
  • 2 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 50 g mixed dried fruit
  • 50 g dried cranberries
Metric - US Customary


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. Grease and base line a 1kg loaf tin with a sheet of baking parchment.
  2. Add the sugar, flour, bicarbonate of soda and the spices to a large bowl. Whisk gently until thoroughly combined. Place the water, maple syrup and oil into a small saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring constantly so that it doesn't burn. As soon as it's just boiling pour it over the dry ingredients and stir well until combined. Stir in the bananas, dried fruit and cranberries
  3. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes turning the tin around halfway until it feels springy to the touch.
  4. Allow to cool in the tin.