3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup chopped walnuts

3 eggs, beaten

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups mashed very ripe banana

1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup flaked coconut

1 cup maraschino cherries, diced


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

2.In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, sugar and cinnamon. Add the walnuts, eggs, oil, banana, pineapple, vanilla, coconut and cherries; stir just until blended. Pour batter evenly into the prepared pans.

3.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of a loaf comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Note from Jan:
I replaced the oil with applesauce, only one cup of sugar and replaced the maraschino cherries with 2 cups of dried mixed berries (like craisins, but berries). I also used 2   8 1/2 X 5 inch pans---cooking time was the same.