Holiday Banana Loaf

"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."
 
Holiday Banana Loaf created by PaulaG
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
Ingredients:
13
Yields:
1 loaf
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ingredients

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directions

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

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  1. RecipeNut
    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!
     
  2. NurseJaney
    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.
     
  3. PaulaG
    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.
     
  4. PaulaG
    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.
     
  5. PaulaG
    Holiday Banana Loaf Created by PaulaG

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