Banana Bread Recipe

Holiday Banana Bread

BananaBread-SerioustoHilariousHoliday Banana Bread is a sweet pretty treat for your family during the holidays. Chocolate chips, cherries and pecans give this bread a festive appearance and make it a sweet alternative to fruit cake.

Preparation time: 20 min.

Baking time: 70 min.

16 servings


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Beat in bananas just until combined. Stir in the pecans, chocolate chips and cherries.
  2. Pour into a greased 9×5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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