Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread

  • Prep Time: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes
  • Servings: 16
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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.

*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.