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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

#COOKING WITH CLORIS--BANANA SPLIT BREAD

Banana Split Bread
Ever have a banana split for breakfast? Combining bananas, cherries, walnuts, and chocolate chips, this banana bread recipe takes its inspiration from the frozen treat—minus the ice cream and whipped cream, of course. However, nothing says you can’t add a dollop of whipped cream to a slice for breakfast or add a scoop of ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream for a tasty dessert.😋

Ingredients:
3 very ripe bananas
1/4 cup chopped dried cherries
2/3-cup melted butter
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease large loaf pan.

Mash the bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Add chopped cherries. Stir in melted butter. Stir in vanilla and eggs.

Sift together dry ingredients. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.

Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake 50 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. 

Cool completely on wire rack before removing from pan.

2 comments:

Cathy Shouse said...

This sounds wonderful! It also meets my criteria of using common ingredients and not too many of them. Did you make several test samples before settling on this recipe?

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Cathy, I started with a basic banana bread recipe I've used for years and added the chopped cherries, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Thanks for stopping by!