Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Recipe for Banana Split Bread

According to my friend who shared the recipe, this bread will make you want to jump up and down!

½ cup + 2 Tbsp butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
3½ cups flour
2½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1½ cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 medium)
1 can (20 oz) pineapple bits, drained
1 jar (10 oz) red maraschino cherries, well drained and chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar with the vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with bananas. Fold in the pineapple, cherries, chocolate chips, and nuts.

Pour into two greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch (or 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch) loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. (For four 5.75 x 3 x 2 inch pans, bake for 50 to 55 minutes.) Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Let cool completely before slicing.



  1. Oh my that sounds so good! I have to try this! What about with a scoop of vanilla ice cream? :)

    1. Yes, vanilla ice cream would be perfect - especially if the banana bread is still warm... ;)