Cherry Pineapple Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 8x4-inch loaf pans.
  2. Beat white sugar, brown sugar, butter, and applesauce together in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat egg and egg whites into sugar mixture; stir in bananas, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Mix flour, alternating with buttermilk, into sugar mixture until batter is well mixed; fold in pineapple and cherries. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.