Banana Split Bread Recipe
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 medium)
- 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, drained
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 jar (10 ounces) red maraschino cherries, chopped and well drained
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with bananas and pineapple. Fold in the chocolate chips, cherries and walnuts.
- 2. Pour into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Editor's Note: Four 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans may be used; bake for 50-55 minutes.
1 slice: 225 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Banana Split Bread
"very easy to make..."
"I've been making this for at least 20 years. When I'm in a really big hurry I use a yellow or spice cake mix and just throw everything in...the cherries, chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Throw a little extra pumpkin or apple pie spice in as well. I make it for our Preacher every year and many of the Seasoned adults at our church. they ALL love it...My cookbook calls it "Bishop's bread". My family can't wait for fall to come so I start baking more."
"YUMMMM ~ This is now my favorite banana bread recipe. So moist and just so good. I didn't add quite as many choc chips after reading another review but messed up and doubled the cherries . . . I think it was even better, but then I like cherry. Adding coconut like another reviewer suggested will be my next addition. Thanks for this recipe."
"I made the recipe exactly as written, but instead of regular chocolate chips I used the mini cc....and only 1 cup. Plenty of chips. MMMMM good! Beautiful presentation as well. Thanks for the awesome recipe."
"I followed the recipe exactly. Way too many chocolate chips. There is a lot of prep involved for a very underwhelming result. Did not put this in my "keeps" file."
"This is outstanding. Problem is it's too good.I made this with optimum yellow bananas as I don't like ripe bananas."
"I baked it in smaller loaf pans and they turned out great. We really enjoyed it."
"Very disappointing. I was making this for a bake sale at my Senior Center - so glad I tasted it first. This sounded so good and I couldn't wait to try it. Entirely tooooo much chocolate and I love chocolate. Dry and crumbly and no distinct flavor (other than the chocolate). A complete waste of my time and effort, not to mention the cost. Unfortunately it ended up in the trash. Definitely will not try again."
"Always looking for new twist for old favorites and this one was a hit for family and friends"
"I did not have 2 small cans of pineapple so used a large 20 oz one and also used white chocolate chips ... omitted the nuts and probaly 1-2/3 cup banana. I also substituted butter for the shortening. Folks at Church really enjoyed and I will be making again -- was thinking about strawberries so thanks for the heads-up!"
"Yes. I would make it a gain, but I would cut back on the chips. My husband liked it but also agreed too many chips. So next time I am going to use only one cut and see if the flavor of the other fruit stands out more. Also using strawberries sounded like a great idea. Thanks to all of you for your great ideas."
"Just made this. 2 small problems. To much chocolate chips and you couldn't taste the pineapple. I will use this recipe again."
"I wanted to try something new and had bananas to use, This was wonderful. It was a hit with my family and also at work. I might cut back on the chocolate chips next time, I thought they over powered the fruit flavors. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe."
"Oh, my gosh, is this GOOD! I did as another reviewer suggested & replaced some of the cherries with an equal amount of fresh strawberries. It was a good change. The only thing I noticed was that the flavor of the pineapple wasn't very distinct. No one complained about that, though. This will be the banana bread recipe I use from now on!"
"I made 3 loaves-2 for work, 1 for homeThey are all gone - FABULOUS RECIPE!Love love love this!"
"I really enjoyed this recipe. I did replace shortening with butter and reduced the amount of cherries which I diced and replaced with diced fresh strawberries. All banana splits have some form of strawberry. Other than that made per recipe. The baking time was spot on for my oven. Make two big beautiful loaves. Would definitely make again."
"Have the 'kid-lets' work with you on making same. It's 'killer good eats.'fae"
"This is only okay. Although it has a good texture, I expected it to be more flavorful. Maybe I drained the pineapple too well because I think it could have been moister. Or maybe the bananas I used weren't flavorful enough. Of course the chocolate chips and cherries made the bread more than edible but I'm going to keep looking for a similar recipe. I really wanted to love this!"
"I have been making this for years"
"Made this tonight.this is a wonderful recipe. Iwill make this many more times."
"At this moment I am waiting for the loaves to cool. The kitchen smells great. With the pans that I have it made 3 tins. Can't wait to test the flavour."
"This is good enough to be sinful--an added bonus that it's not!! Very yummy. Always great to get a wonderful recipe from a fellow Rochesterian."
"GREAT, WILL MAKE MANY MORE TIMES, THANKS"
"Best I've found!"
"love this recipe! my kids even request it for their birthday party. The only change I made was leaving off the nuts and using whole wheat flour instead of all purpose bleached flour."
"I kept looking at this recipe and could not figure out why, I don't really care for Banana Nut Breads but this kept getting my attention. I finally paid attention and figured that this was Banana Nut bread run AMOK! I make this during the holidays and instead of baking in loaves as called for...it makes 30 regular sized muffins and I bake at 30 minutes 350 degrees. Everyone begs for these."