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Chocolate-Banana Bread

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Chocolate-Banana Bread
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 16
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Bake banana bread with a whole-grain Cheerios™ cereal boost and a chocolate twist.

Ingredients

Bread

  • 2 cups Banana Nut Cheerios™ cereal
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Topping

  • 1/2 cup Banana Nut Cheerios™ cereal

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350° F. Spray bottom only of 9 x 5-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.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Calcium, from dairy foods like milk, buttermilk and yogurt can help build bones. Look for low-fat or part-skim varieties of cheese when you can.
  • tip 2
    Mini chips are used in this recipe because the larger ones can sink to the bottom.

Nutrition Information

200 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 33g Total Carbohydrate, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
15g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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  • Bake banana bread with a whole-grain Cheerios™ cereal boost and a chocolate twist.
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