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This ain’t yo’ mama’s banana bread!

This ain’t yo’ mama’s banana bread…

It’s mine.

Every Christmas Eve my mom would make fresh loaves of banana bread that we would dig into bright and early on Christmas morning.  But it wasn’t just any banana bread.  This bread had cherries, chocolate chips, and walnuts.  She called it “Banana-Nut-Chocolate Chip-Cherry-Bread”.  It was warm, sweet, a little gooey, a little nutty- just the right way to open your eyes on Christmas morning.  Or, really, any chilly morning that you don’t want to get out of bed.

Her recipe is pretty simple:

1 basic banana bread recipe (I like “Joy of Cooking”)

jar of maraschino cherries, chopped

1 C. walnuts

1 C. chocolate chips (though I’ve been known to add way more)

Mix all of the above ingredients and bake at the temperature stated on your basic banana bread recipe.  Serve warm.  Or cooled.  That is, if you can wait!


About homemadeandhealthy

I love teaching children, gardening, baking desserts, cooking creative meals, felting, painting, writing, reading, playing board games, listening to records, pulling weeds, listening to my cats purr, playing with my dog at the beach, playing guitar, singing folk songs, doing yoga, traveling to foreign countries, watching comedies, and so much more.

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  1. Just a note to say that the leftover maraschino cherry juice makes a yummy ad-in for cookie glazes. Love, Mom.


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