Submitted by: Kathy Young, Jo-Carroll Energy, Inc.

Blessed Bread

Course Breads and Rolls
Servings 3 loaves


  • 1/2 c. butter melted
  • 1 c, sugar
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. maraschino cherries drained and chopped
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2-1/2 t. baking powder
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 1/4 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips


  • Beat eggs with fork until thick and well beaten. Blend in bananas, melted butter, nuts, cherries and chocolate chips.
  • In separate bowl, add and mix the dry ingredients.
  • Make a well in center of dry ingredients and add wet ingredients and mix. Stir only to moisten dry ingredients.
  • Spray small loaf pans (I use the foil type ones). Divide the batter between 3-4 loaves.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Cool.


Note: I wrap them in brown craft paper and tie with a burlap ribbon with a small “cross.” It’s blessed bread because I had the salt blessed. Moist and delicious.