Chocolate Chip Banana Cherry Bread

Suzanne Larsen

By
@AzieDoozie

When my mom made this bread, she called it Fruit Bread, but I always thought that sounded like fruit cake! I changed the bread to its current title and I think it sounds a lot more fun!

Once you have drained the maraschino cherries and chopped them up, place them on a paper towel to soak up the rest of the juice.

This bread will serve around eight people if they all have a slice or it will feed fewer, if those eating it gobble up the whole thing!!


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Rating:

Serves:

4-8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
2
eggs
2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 c
bananas, ripe and mashed
1/2 c
maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
1/2-3/4 c
chocolate chips
1/4 c
walnuts, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2
In the bowl of your stand mixer using the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar.
3
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4
In a large bowl, sift the flour and soda.
5
Add the flour/soda to the creamed mixture, alternating with the mashed bananas. Add the mixture slowly so flour doesn't fly all over the place.
6
Add the cherries, chocolate chips and walnuts (optional on the nuts).
7
Grease and flour a loaf pan. (You will need at least 2 regular-sized loaf pans or more if you are using minis.)
8
Fill each loaf pan about three-quarters full.
9
Bake for one hour. If you have a hot oven, check the bread at about 75% of the way through. Insert a knife into the middle of the bread. If it comes out clean, the bread is done.
10
Optionally, you may frost the bread with a powdered sugar glaze, but I find the glaze makes the bread too sweet. If you do decide to glaze it, melt a little butter and add it to some powdered sugar and vanilla to make a thin consistency. Frost the bread while it's still warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American