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Cherry Banana Mini Loaves

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
    4 loaves

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Transfer to four greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 32-37 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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  • frances white-wohlers
    Dec 4, 2008

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