Hello friends! I’m back from my blogging break. We have a few calm days before flag football starts. That’s life, right? Today I’m sharing a recipe for banana bread that is totally different than any banana bread I’ve ever tried before. I like to think of it as banana bread on steroids. This bread is loaded with goodies! Chocolate chips, cherries, coconut, . . . and more. My boys have loved snacking on it when they get home from school. I will admit that I probably ate a few too many slices. But it’s so darn good!
If you’re looking for a banana bread recipe that kicks things up a notch, you should really give this a try!
Loaded Banana Bread
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mashed bananas (3-4 very ripe bananas)
1 11oz. can mandarin oranges, drained well
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup coconut
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and vanilla. Beat in bananas and oranges. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Add remaining ingredients and stir gently till just combined. Pour into two well greased 8×4″ loaf pans that have been lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325° for 50-55 minutes or till a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.