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Festive Banana Nut Bread


Festive Banana Nut Bread

Festive Banana Nut Bread

Elizabeth Yetter
A perfect gift bread for the Yule season, this festive banana nut bread is filled with colorful candied fruits, raisins, and nuts to give it a unique, delicious flavor. Makes one loaf.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/2 cups mixed candied fruit
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice


  1. In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, nuts, fruit, and raisins. Set bowl aside.

  2. In separate large bowl, cream together banana, shortening, and sugar. Stir in eggs and orange juice.

  3. Slowly mix dry ingredients into banana mix.

  4. Scrape batter into greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  6. Let bread cool for about 20 minutes before turning out on rack.
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