Dried Cherry Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Through the years of baking this banana bread is the best quick bread recipe I ever found. Now adding dried cherries and chocolate chips it's even better!

This is no ordinary banana bread its loaded with chocolate chips and dried cherries!

The fresh taste of this bread is over the top fabulous. If you are lucky enough to have some fresh bing cherry use them. You can use any other dried fruits as well. I have tried apricots, dates, figs, cranberries and some shredded coconut. These are compliment this delicious banana bread.

I have tried so many banana bread recipes but this is my go to recipe. With or without additions like the cherries or chocolate chips this is hands down the moistness sweetest and most full proof banana bread I have ever made. 

This recipe can also be used for muffins. 

I love experimenting with adding new ingredients to this basic batter. I have never had one turn out anything but fabulous! I am sure your family will rave about it. 

Perfect with tea, coffee or even a glass of ice cold milk.

Whenever I make this load it doesn't last a day. Between my husband and my son it's gone. 

What I consider a slice is not big enough, I think they each take half the loaf!

Another great thing about this bread is it's perfect for traveling. It's a great snack. If you are taking a trip be sure to pack one of these delicious breads. 

I try to tell my self since it has banana's and fruit in it, it's a healthy breakfast! Well ok I am reaching there a little for sure but you will see that it's a really hearty quick bread and to make them portable make muffins. 

Whenever I need to bake for any charity functions this is my go to recipe.

So while you are checking out the ingredients in the recipe, I sure hope you love it. 

Remember you can omit anything you don't like.

Add and substitute other ingredients you like for instance: shredded coconut, chopped dates,  chopped peanut butter cups. 

You can use this basic recipe and create a whole new delicious bread that you know your family will love. Thanks for reading.

Dried Cherry Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

  • Mix together:
    2 1/2 cups of flour
    2 teaspoons of baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    In another bowl beat well:
    1 cup shortening
    4 eggs
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 cup mashed banana's
    1/2 cup dried cherries, cranberries or  blueberries
    1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
    1 teaspoon vanilla

     Optional :1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mix till all are incorporated. Pour into two well greased loaf pans or make muffins. Bake at 350 for 45 to 60 minutes or until brown and middle is dry when tested with a toothpick.
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  1. Wish I could reach in and grab one or two slices for my breakfast. A fantastic banana bread recipe, Claudia.

  2. What a spectacular recipe! I've never thought of adding dried cherries, but since I love them, I know I'd love them in banana bread! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. LOoks good! It's make me drool! Love it so much! Thanks!


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