Yucky Bananas = Yummy Bread!
I had to change this recipe up a bit as it called for a banana bread mix. I took a "from scratch" recipe and altered it slightly to adjust for all the moist fruit in this bread. It also called for a sugary icing, it is plenty sweet enough with all the fruit and sugar. I skipped the icing and am glad I did. The bread is perfect and not at all like a creepy fruit bread. It also seems like the sort of thing that would have been invented by a home cook for a cooking contest so I will call it practice for the future.
Banana Split Bread
Source: Variation on recipe found here: Crisco Banana Split Bread
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup smashed bananas (or a bit more, I used 3 old bananas)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz can sliced pineapple, then chop it small
1/3 cup diced maraschino cherries
1/3 cup chocolate chips
optional - 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 9x5 loaf pan with baking spray or Crisco/flour.
Cream together the sugar, banana, oil and eggs with electric beater. In separate bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly sift the flour mixture into the bananas until batter is completely mixed. Drain the canned pineapple and chop it into small chunks (you could use crushed, but it seems like it would be too wet). Chop the cherries into quarters so they are decent bites in the bread. Add pineapple, cherries and chocolate chips to the batter and fold in mixing by hand, add nuts now if you desire. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes.