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    Holiday Banana Bread

    Preheat oven; 350 degrees
    Makes two loaves.

    List of Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup margarine
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 3 large (or 4 medium) bananas; mashed
    • 1\2/3 cup Maraschino cherries, halved
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


    1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans, set aside.
    2. Cream together margarine and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Sift together flour and baking soda; add dry ingreients to the bowl; beat just to combine ingredients. Add bananas; beat to combine.
    3. Fold cherries and chocolate chips into batter. Divide batter equally in loaf pans.
    4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes until done--when toothpick comes out clean.(If tops are browning too quickly, cover with greased brown paper.
    5. If using mini-loaves, reduce baking time to about 30 minutes)
    6. NOTE:
    7. Red and green cherries may be used for extra holiday color. Quantities of chocolate chips and cherries may be adjusted to suit individual tastes.




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