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Chocolate Chip Cherry Bread

 Chocolate Chip Cherry Bread
“Chips, cherries, bananas, pecans…Mom's quick bread is packed full of goodies," notes Terri. "We baked a triple batch for my wedding reception.”
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Combine the eggs, bananas and butter; stir into dry ingredients just
  • until moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips, pecans and cherries.
  • Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire
  • rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).