Homemade Banana Bread Recipe
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Homemade Banana Bread Recipe

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“I served this quick bread to a group of ladies I had over for lunch,“ writes Carole Lanthier from Courtice, Ontario, “and every one of them asked for the recipe! It was a big hit.“ Moist, tasty and studded with cherries and walnuts, this pretty loaf is easily doubled. TIP: This bread freezes well and also makes a lovely holiday or hostess gift.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 285 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 304 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, bananas, butter, coconut and extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and cherries.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 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.
Originally published as Coconut Banana Bread in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p61

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 285 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 304 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"This was a very moist and tasty bread. But, I really didn't taste the coconut. I will add more coconut, since I like that next time .I don't like maraschino cherries and it didn't take away from the taste."

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"This bread was moist and very yummy. I didn't have any maraschino cherries but, strangely, I did have some cherry-flavored dried cranberries, so I used those instead and they added an interesting, somewhat tart flavor. The almond extract is perfect with the cherry flavor!"

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