Banana Split Bread


With chocolate, cherries, bananas, and pineapple, this bread machine recipe has all the same delicious flavors of your favorite ice cream treat.

Banana Split Bread slices with jam and butter
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 loaf


  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ½ cup mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium bananas)

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour (240 g)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • cup chopped maraschino cherries (2 1/2 oz.)


  1. Add the first ten ingredients (through baking soda) to a 1 1/2- to 2-lb. bread machine according to the manufacturer's directions. Select the quick bread or cake cycle* for 1 1/2 lb. loaf and light crust.

  2. Once the bread machine beeps, about 10 minutes into the dough mixing, add the chocolate chips and cherries to the dough. Bread machine will continue the cycle as programmed.

  3. Once bread machine has completed the cycle, let pan remain in machine an additional 15 minutes before removing. Let bread cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on wire rack. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight before slicing.


Refer to your bread machine user manual to determine the best cycle for quick breads. An ideal cycle will mix the dough about 15 minutes, then bake about 1 hour 20 minutes.
If bread machine does not have an appropriate quick bread or cake cycle, set the machine to a dough-only cycle and let mix 5 minutes. Add chocolate chips and cherries; mix 3 more minutes. Cancel dough cycle and set machine to a bake-only cycle. Adjust crust color setting to allow for a bake time of about 1 hour 20 minutes. Once bread is done baking, leave the loaf in the machine on a keep-warm setting 10 to 15 minutes to allow any carry-over cooking to occur.


Some bread machines include a 10 to 15 minute "keep warm" period in the cycle. Refer to your user manual to determine if this is accurate for your machine. If there is no "keep warm" resting period, we recommend removing the pan from the machine and letting the bread cool in the pan 10 minutes before removing bread from pan and cooling on a wire rack.


Wrap bread in plastic wrap or parchment paper and foil. Keep in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

224 Calories
8g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2.6mg 13%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 134mg 3%
Folate, total 35.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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