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Chocolate-Banana Bread

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

  • Success: Mini chips are used in this recipe because the larger ones can sink to the bottom.

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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