Thursday, November 15, 2012
Christmas Banana Bread
I like this recipe for alot of reasons. I guess the first one would be obvious...it just tastes SO good.
Banana bread with chocolate??? That's always a winner.
Add some nuts? Can't beat that.
But add the cherries..... and it not only adds that awesome sweet flavor, but the bright red turns it into a perfect Christmas treat.
If I have ripe bananas around the holidays, I always pull out this recipe. It turns plain banana bread into some thing special!
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. mashed bananas
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
3/4 c. chocolate chips
1/4 c. chopped maraschino cherries
Cream the butter, sugar and eggs. Add the flour,baking soda and salt. Fold in the bananas. Stir in the nuts, cherries and chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9x5 loaf pan. (I used 2 smaller pans.) Bake at 350 for 70-80 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.