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Chocolate Chip and Cherry Banana Bread

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  3 reviews
  • 20 min prep time
  • 3 hr 40 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Chocolate and cherry add a rich flavor to this banana bread.

Ingredients

3/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
cup (2 medium) mashed ripe bananas
1/2
cup sour cream
2
eggs
2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1
cup halved red and green candied cherries
1/2
cup chopped nuts

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom only of one 9x5 or two 8x4-inch loaf pans*. In large bowl, combine sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy.
  • 2 Add bananas, sour cream and eggs; blend well. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt; blend well. Fold in chocolate chips, cherries and nuts. Pour into greased and floured pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottom only of one 9x5 or two 8x4-inch loaf pans*. In large bowl, combine sugar and margarine; beat until light and fluffy.
  • 2 Add bananas, sour cream and eggs; blend well. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt; blend well. Fold in chocolate chips, cherries and nuts. Pour into greased and floured pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

*Bread can be baked in three 5 3/4x3 1/2-inch disposable foil or metal loaf pans. Bake at 350°F. for 45 to 55 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
285
Calories from Fat
115
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
22g
22%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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