Coconut Banana Bread

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 c. mashed ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/2 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. flaked coconut
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. chopped maraschino cherries

In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In small bowl beat eggs, bananas, butter, coconut and extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and cherries. Transfer to greased 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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