domingo, 14 de junho de 2009

Chocolate-Banana Bread

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

From eatbetteramerica.
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:3 hr 45 min
makes:1 loaf (16 slices)

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


1/2 cup Banana Nut Cheerios® cereal
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 9x5-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.
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.
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.
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.

Nutritional Information
1 Slice: Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 170mg; Total Carbohydrate 33g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 15g); Protein 3g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils, 1 oz-equivalents Grains *% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe Tip
Dyamite Dairy
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.
Mini chips are used in this recipe because the larger ones can sink to the bottom.

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