Holiday Banana Loaf

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a bread that I make at holiday time as well as during the year. Double the recipe to have enough for smaller gift loaves.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar well.
  2. beat in eggs, 1 at a time beating well after each addition.
  3. Add vanilla and stir.
  4. Measure first amount of flour, add baking soda and baking powder and salt into separate bowl and stir.
  5. toss walnuts, coconut and cherries with second amount of flour in another bowl.
  6. Add flour in 4 additions alternately with banana in 3 additions, beginning and ending with flour.
  7. Add fruit mixture, mix only until blended, do not overmix.
  8. turn into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  9. Bake in 350F oven for 50-60 minutes or until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean.
  10. Let stand for 20 minutes.
  11. Turn out onto a rack to cool.


Most Helpful

Dotty another awesome recipe! I used fresh bing cherries chopped. Not sure if I was supposed to use maraschino cherries. The bread was moist and delicious. Thank you!

RecipeNut December 30, 2008

Made for Australia/NZ Swap #23 Prepared as directed. Had a strange phenomonon, the top collapsed, leaving a space beneath the crust !! Had NO effect on the flavor -- was deliscious ! I am not a fan of coconut, but this was a lovely, light flavor. Left out the nuts, personal preference. Thanks, Dotty2, for a new flavor on an old favorite.

NurseJaney December 01, 2008

This gets more delicious after it ages for 24 hours. This bread developed a lovely crunchy crust which complimented the moist inside. The cherries were a wonderful addition and the coconut gave a subtle flavor that was enjoyed by all. I live in pecan country; therefore, subbed pecans for the walnuts. I plan on adding this to my Christmas baking this year.

PaulaG May 06, 2008

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