Cherry Banana Mini Loaves Recipe
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Cherry Banana Mini Loaves Recipe

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This recipe has been passed down from my mom's mother. The addition of chocolate chips and dried cherries makes it stand out from ordinary banana bread. These are terrific gifts from the kitchen. —Diane Doll, West Bend, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 167 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and banana; mix well. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in the nuts, chips and cherries.
  2. Transfer to four greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 32-37 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 4 loaves.
Originally published as Cherry Banana Mini Loaves in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p55

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frances white-wohlers User ID: 2561174 52723
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008

"ooooooo I know what to give family members for Christmas. These look wonderful. I hope the recipe will work with Splenda!"

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