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Christmas Banana Bread Recipe

Christmas Banana Bread Recipe

This bread is a pretty addition to the table during the holidays. Cherries, walnuts and chocolate chips give fast festive flair to the loaf of moist banana bread. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Beat in bananas just until combined. Stir in the walnuts, chocolate chips and cherries.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 70-80 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 235 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 184 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Christmas Banana Bread

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"Make it all the time. Everyone loves it, and requests it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"I have made this banana bread for many years; since I first saw it on TasteofHome. At Christmas I use the cherries; rest of the year I substitute golden raisens or apricots. I is a family favorite."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"love this recipe.. I do put 1 tsp vanilla in it. and i use the mini chips"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"This bread was not what I expected...just a bit blah. Plus, I baked it for 70 minutes and it was definitely a bit too browned. Bummer!

~ Theresa"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"This recipe is so moist and so easy to make. The girls at work have even requested that I make it for our gatherings."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2009

"My grandmother gave me this recipe but called it fruit bread. We make it and bake it in small loaves. It is good to give away as a gift."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2008

"This is my favorite banana bread recipe! It is a wonderful symphony of flavors! Too good just to make at Christmas time!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2008

"My family loves this recipe. This is the only banana bread that they will eat. I buy extra bananas so I can make this delicious treat."

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