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"Merry Morning" Banana Bread

A festive banana bread for the holiday season
Course Breakfast, Dessert


  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 c mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
  • 1/2 c dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 c quartered maraschino cherries


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, until combined.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  • Mix in the bananas until just combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips, walnuts, and cherries.
  • Bake for 60-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.


*If you don't have spelt flour, feel free to substitute with all-purpose flour at a 1 to 1 ratio.
Keyword banana bread, cherry, chocolate, spelt, walnut