This ain’t yo’ mama’s banana bread…
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)