Chocolate-Banana BreadBake banana bread with a whole-grain Cheerios® cereal boost and a chocolate twist. From eatbetteramerica.
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:3 hr 45 min
makes:1 loaf (16 slices)
|2||cups Banana Nut Cheerios® cereal|
|1/4||cup canola or vegetable oil|
|1||cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)|
|2||cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour|
|1/4||cup unsweetened baking cocoa|
|1||teaspoon baking soda|
|1/3||cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips|
|1/2||cup Banana Nut Cheerios® cereal|
|1.||Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Place 2 cups cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag or between sheets of waxed paper; crush with rolling pin to make 3/4 cup. Set aside.|
|2.||In large bowl, beat sugar and oil with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Beat in buttermilk, vanilla and egg just until blended; beat in bananas. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt until well mixed. Stir in 3/4 cup crushed cereal and chocolate chips. Spoon into pan; spread evenly.|
|3.||Place 1/2 cup cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag or between sheets of waxed paper; coarsely crush with rolling pin. Sprinkle over batter in pan; press lightly.|
|4.||Bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.|
Nutritional Information 1 Slice: Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 170mg; Total Carbohydrate 33g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 15g); Protein 3g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils, 1 oz-equivalents Grains
*% Daily Values are based on 2000 calorie diet.
NOTE: Mini chips are used because regular chips will sink to the bottom.