A very attractive loaf, and a flavor to match.

Carol

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -9x5 inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chopped walnuts, and cherries.

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  • Break eggs in a mixing bowl, and beat until light and frothy. Add sugar and melted butter or margarine. Beat well. Stir in mashed banana and flavoring. Add flour mixture, and stir just to combine. Spoon into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes, and remove from pan. Cool.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 38.4g 12% DV; fat 12.8g 20% DV; cholesterol 51.3mg 17% DV; sodium 285.9mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2008
This is just delightful! I didn't change a thing only using pecans instead of walnuts and I'm so glad I made the recipe as is ignoring other suggestions and substitutions by other reviewers. This is just delicious prettily specked with the red cherries and brown nuts and flecked with the coconut. So different from the same ol' banana bread and a nice change. It's moist and flavorful with a real comfort food quality about it. Set your timer at less than the full hour--my loaf was done at 50 minutes. You can always add more time but you can't undo it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2003
The flavor was good but the loaf stuck to the inside bottom of the pan (pan was greased & floured) and broke apart as I removed it prom the pan. Will not make this again. Read More
(11)
348 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 250
  • 4 star values: 73
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2008
This is just delightful! I didn't change a thing only using pecans instead of walnuts and I'm so glad I made the recipe as is ignoring other suggestions and substitutions by other reviewers. This is just delicious prettily specked with the red cherries and brown nuts and flecked with the coconut. So different from the same ol' banana bread and a nice change. It's moist and flavorful with a real comfort food quality about it. Set your timer at less than the full hour--my loaf was done at 50 minutes. You can always add more time but you can't undo it! Read More
(117)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2003
Mmmmmm.. this is the best banana bread i have ever had!! it is SO moist and flavorful!! i did make some changes though.. subbed half the butter for applesauce traded the cherries for strawberries (i had no cherries) and used brown sugar for half of the white.. also added a little vanilla =) TWO THUMBS UP! Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2003
Great bread but the first time I baked it it was a bit dry so I added 1/2 cup of applesauce the next time and that made it perfect. So consider adding extra moisture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2003
I used pineapple instead of cherries and added more coconut. I think I might try macadamias instead of walnuts next time. This was superb! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Big hit at our Mother's Day brunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2003
Very tasty and kids loved it as well when I added choc. chips and left out the cherries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This was very good. The taste was excellent. It is definitely a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2003
Thought it was great. I didn't have cherries so I used strawberries used vanilla extract and skipped the walnuts. Yum. Also I used applesauce instead of the butter and it turned out great!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
I'd give this recipe ten stars if I could! I've been searching for THE perfect quick bread to make as holiday gifts - one that's as good as my old standby pumpkin bread which I've been making for years. I've tried several from this site but this is the winner! I have rigorous testing standards.;) The bread has to be SO good and moist that it's delicious with NOTHING on it - no butter no cream cheese - NOTHING. This one passed the test with flying colors - I made one loaf in the evening and it didn't last past lunchtime the next day. My husband singlehandedly ate just about the entire loaf. I didn't change a thing and will make it just as the recipe calls the next time I make it - I would have ALREADY made more but I'm waiting for my bananas to ripen!;) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2003
The flavor was good but the loaf stuck to the inside bottom of the pan (pan was greased & floured) and broke apart as I removed it prom the pan. Will not make this again. Read More
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