Banana Split Bread

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My friends at work were treated to a week full of treats from my kitchen. Audrey over Lady Melady, My Castle, My Food, made this quick bread week and I am a quick bread/muffin freak. So that, coupled with the fact I haven’t really baked anything since my leave of absence in December, sent me into a baking frenzy. When a baking frenzy occurs, I take the results to work to share with my friends because even small batch baking is too much for one person when you are trying 3 or 4 small batch recipes at a time. Anyway my friends appreciated it and I got to bake until my heart’s content without consuming all the calories myself. It was a win-win situation.

This banana bread recipe came at a perfect time because I can get all the bananas I want for free. Apparently, my friends’ dad knows a truck driver who failed to store the bananas properly in his truck so the store refused delivery. Now the company has 36,0000 pounds of bananas to get rid of. I thought that was wrong too but it isn’t, they really have 36,000 pounds of bananas. It boggles the mind. Anyway, the initial recipe came from Audrey’s blog then I tarted it up with chocolate chips and pineapple because, well, everything is better with chocolate and you cant have a banana split without pineapple. Enjoy.

Banana Split Bread

7 TBS Flour
6 TBS sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup mashed banana
3 TBS lightly beaten egg
2 TBS oil
2 TBS buttermilk
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 TBS marschino cherries
1/4 cup chocolate chips
2 TBS crushed pineapple
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 5 x 2 inch bread pan with non stick cooking spray, set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; mix well. In knife around another bowl, combine the mashed banana, egg, oil, buttermilk and vanilla; mix well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. Add cherries, chocolate chips and pineapple, gently fold in. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a thin bladed around the outside of the pan. Turn out on to the wire rack cool completely.

2 thoughts on “Banana Split Bread

  1. Oh my that looks so good. I must make it again with your additions! I have a lot of frozen bananas that are crying out to be made into bread. Looks super delish, Julie!


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