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Chocolate-Banana Bread

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Chocolate-Banana Bread
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 1
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Bake banana bread with a whole-grain Cheerios* cereal boost and a chocolate twist.
Dec 29, 2010

Ingredients

  • Bread
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Cheerios cereal
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) canola or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) buttermilk
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (250 mL) mashed very ripe banana (2 medium)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) cocoa
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Cheerios cereal

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray bottom only of 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick 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
    Success: 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 Carbs, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 loaf
Calories
200
Total Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
Sodium
170mg
Total Carbs
33g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Sugars
15g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2
2%
Vitamin C
4
4%
Calcium
4
4%
Iron
10
10%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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