Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries

  2. 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened

  3. 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  4. 2 large eggs

  5. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  6. 2 teaspoons baking powder

  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  8. 1 cup mashed ripe bananas

  9. 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts or walnuts

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Drain maraschino cherries, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Coarsely chop cherries; set aside.

  2. Put butter, brown sugar, eggs and reserved cherry juice in a large mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until well mixed.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with mashed bananas, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in cherries and nuts.

  4. Lightly spray a 9 x 5 x 3-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spread batter evenly in pan.

  5. Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 1 hour, or until golden brown and wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Remove from pan; let cool on wire rack. Wrap in plastic wrap or store in a tightly covered container


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