Chocolate Chip and Cherry-Banana Bread

Chocolate chips and cherries go bananas in a bread that puts a new twist on a classic.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

3/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
1/2
cup sour cream
2
eggs
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ 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
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 1 loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches, or 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 Beat sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well mixed. Beat in bananas, sour cream and eggs. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips, cherries and nuts. Pour into pan(s).
  • 3 Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (if bread becomes too brown, cover loosely with aluminum foil about 10 minutes before end of bake time). Cool 15 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan(s); remove from pan(s) to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Expert Tips

For nicely shaped bread with no rim around the edge, only the bottom of the pan is greased and floured.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
295
(
Calories from Fat
115 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13 g
13 %
(Saturated Fat
6 g,
6 %
),
Cholesterol
45 mg
45 %;
Sodium
230 mg
230 %;
Total Carbohydrate
40 g
40 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.