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Cherry Banana Bread

Updated on May 11, 2015

A Yummy Twist on a Moist Banana Bread Recipe

I love to make moist banana bread! Honestly I love to eat banana bread. I am always looking for a great banana bread recipe. And since I have a sour cherry tree, I am always on the lookout for a yummy recipe that uses sour cherries too. This year I hit the jackpot with this delicious cherry banana bread recipe. It was a new twist on traditional banana bread, and I could use fresh, homegrown cherries. It was so good, I just had to share it with all my fellow squids on Squidoo!

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Bananas are good for you! - Benefits of eating bananas

  • Bananas are high in potassium and low in sodium so they are a perfect natural defense for high blood pressure.
  • banans are full of fiber (great to keep your colon clean!)
  • Bananas contain tryptophan which is a protein that your body converts to seratonin. Seratonin helps you relax and can improve your mood.
  • Bananas have a naturally occurring antacid effect in the body.
  • Bananas contain vitamin B6 which helps regulate blood sugar levels.
  • The inside of a banana skin can be used to reduce swelling and irritation of an insect bite.
  • The B6 and B12 as well as the magnesium and potassium in bananas can help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 2 loaves


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 stick margarine or butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 cup drained
  • pitted & chopped sour cherries
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda


  1. Cream sugar and margarine together. Add eggs, cherries and bananas. Mix dry ingredients together in another bowl then add them to first mixture. Bake in two greased loaf pans at 350º F for 45 minutes or until toothpick co0mes out clean.
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Cherries are good for you too! - Health benefits of eating cherries

  • Cherries are packed with powerful antioxidants which help fight cancer and heart disease.
  • Cherries are the only natural source of Melatonin which is essential for proper immune function.
  • Cherries and cherry juice can be used to treat gout and other forms of arthritis.
  • Research indicates that the red pigment in cherries helps to reduce inflammation and pain.
  • The cherry fruit is low in fat and high in water content and can be beneficial in a weight loss program.

Do you like banana bread? - Would you try banana bread with a twist? Cherries? Or something else...

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      First Pumpkin bread is a close second to Banana bread. Second I have a friend that makes a great loaf of banana bread. And several others. However this does not look familiar. If you don't mind I will be passing it on to him.

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      Donna Cook 3 years ago

      Great lens! I was getting bored with banana bread but will try this the next time I make it. My favorite quick bread is apple bread with walnuts and raisins.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      I need a new recipe for an event next week. This one may do the trick. Thanks. Posting it to twitter.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Nice lens. I have a recipe for banana bread and my family likes it a lot. Recently they asked for a little twist and all of a sudden I came across your idea. I must be very lucky!

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      I love making and eating banana bread. Cherries will indeed give them a yummy twist. I just usually add nuts in mine.

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      malena10 5 years ago

      I like rye bread, but i must try someday banana bread :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I love banana bread and used to make a huge batch in the winter to last through the hot summer months. This year I somehow missed baking up my banana bread so I will have to rectify that mistake and get filling my freezer. Spring is here now.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I sure would try banana bread with a twist and your cherries sound like a great taste sensation. My sister just let me know she sent me a package and sometimes includes banana bread...maybe I'll be having some tomorrow!

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

      OMG yes!! Hmm, I wonder how chocolate chips would fare along with the cherries. I want banana bread now!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      yum! always looking for new recipes!

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Love how you add the health benefits of the fruits. Fantastic recipe lens, and I will try this. Hubby says Thank you for getting me to cook.

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      Sojourn 6 years ago

      I used to bake banana bread all the time and then it sort of fell off my radar. I need to get back on track as it's hubby's favorite! Thanks for the reminder and the great recipe ideas.

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I'm always looking for good banana bread recipes.

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      I'd definitely try cherry and banana bread, I like the sound of it!

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      So, do I have to wait until next summer for more cherry bread? :) My dad brought over more zucchini, so I think I have to do some baking today.

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      Not a combination I would have thought of, bananas and cherries but you know, it sounds kind of good.

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      Gerald McConway 6 years ago

      Love banana bread and for some reason have never thought about adding cherries to it for more flavor. Great homemade recipe, thanks!

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      Jackie Block 6 years ago from SE Michigan

      Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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      JoyfulPamela2 6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Your cherry banana bread was so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! =D