Fran's Gift of the Magi Bread
1/2 C butter
1 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 C mashed banana
11 oz can mandarin orange segments, drained
16 oz chocolate chips
1 C shredded coconut
2/3 C sliced almonds (1/2 C in batter, the rest as garnish)
1/2 C chopped maraschino cherries
1/2 C chopped dried figs
Oven to 350.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until fluffy.
Sift flour, soda, salt and add alternately with mashed banana.
Stir in oranges, chocolate, coconut, 1/2 C sliced almonds, cherries, and figs.
Pour into 2 greased 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 loaf pans. Sprinkle remaining sliced almonds over top.
Bake 1 - 1/1/4 hours.