recipe has been contributed by Becky who like
me loves cooking good food, especially for the
family. You can find more of Becky's recipes,
as well as finding out more about her, at her website.
is what Becky said about this recipe:
have no idea where I got this recipe, but it is
definitely one of our favorites. It's so moist
and so tasty. We just love the stuff".
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cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup ripe banana, mashed (about 2 medium)
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
2/3 cup sliced almonds, divided
1/2 cup maraschino cherries
1/2 cup chopped dates or raisins
a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat
in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda
and salt alternately with the bananas.
in the oranges, coconut, chocolate chips, 1/2
cup almonds, cherries and dates or raisins.
into 2 greased loaf pans. Sprinkle with remaining
for 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted
in center comes out clean.
10 minutes before removing from pans to wire
rack to cool completely.