Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread

  • Yield 10 servings

Chocolate, cherries and bananas star in this delicious snack bread.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 -- eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups mashed bananas (2 or 3 bananas)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated or ground nutmeg
1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup each chocolate chips and dried cherries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.  Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together.  Beat the butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl until creamy, scraping the bowl occasionally.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addtion.  Stir in the vanilla.  Add the bananas, cinnamon and nutmeg and beat until blended.  Add the flour mixture and sour cream alternately, beating well after each addition.  Fold in the chocolate chips and cherries.  Spoon the batter into a buttered 4×8-inch loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.  Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe reprinted with permission from  America’s Most-Loved Community Cookbooks Recipes Worth Sharing (Nashville, Tn., 2008).




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