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Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread

Makes: 16 servings Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices)
Bake 350°F 35 mins to 40 mins
Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread
Ingredients
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2/3  cup  sugar or sugar substitute blend* equivalent to 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  cup  refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4  cup  fat-free dairy sour cream
  • 1/4  cup  fat-free milk
  • 2  teaspoons  cooking oil
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 2/3  cup  mashed banana (about 2 medium bananas)
  • 8  maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1/4  cup  chopped walnuts
  • 2  tablespoons  miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Lightly coat the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, milk, egg, and oil. Stir in mashed banana and vanilla.

4. Add sour cream mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in chopped cherries, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

5. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Makes 16 slices.

From the Test Kitchen*Sugar Substitutes:
  • Choose from Splenda Sugar Blend or Baking or Equal Sugar Lite. Follow the package directions to use the amount equivalent to 2/3 cup sugar.
Nutrition Facts (Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 119,
  • Fat, total (g) 2,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 23,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 61,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Other Carb () 1,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Carb Choice () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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