Cranberry-Orange Pumpkin-Spice Banana Bread


This super moist holiday loaf will help you ring in the fall and holiday season with warm pumpkin spice and seasonal cranberry! Bake one for snacks and breakfast at home, but remember that mini loaves make great holiday gifts for co-workers!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
14 servings


  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread

  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice*

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Orange Glaze:

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with additional I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread; set aside.

  2. Combine mashed banana, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl with wooden spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except Glaze until blended. Spoon into prepared pan.

  3. Bake 60-70 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan and cool completely.

  4. To make Glaze, combine confectioners sugar, melted Spread, vanilla, orange peel and 3 to 4 teaspoons warm water in small bowl. Drizzle over cooled banana bread.


*Pumpkin pie spice is sold in jars in the supermarket. You can create your own by combining 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg or allspice and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
11g Fat
53g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 256mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 154mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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