Add pizzazz to this healthy banana-bread recipe by mixing in red and green maraschino cherries.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 5 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray, if desired. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, milk, egg, and oil. Stir in mashed banana and vanilla.

  • Add sour cream mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in chopped cherries, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

  • Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Makes 16 slices.


Test Kitchen Tips: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda(R) Sugar Blend for Baking or Equal Sugar Lite. Be sure to use package directions to determine product amount equivalent to 2/3 cup sugar.

1 medium banana equals 1/3 cup mashed.

Substitute 1/4 cup refrigerated frozen egg product, thawed, for 1 egg, beaten.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 25.7g; dietary fiber 1.4g; sugars 15.4g; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 18.6mg; vitamin a iu 110.3IU; vitamin c 1mg; folate 32.7mcg; calcium 30.9mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 14.5mg; potassium 112.3mg; sodium 105.7mg.

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Made this with dark chocolate chips and organic cherries I had frozen in summer. (I hate maraschino cherries) Also lightly dusted the finished loaf with powdered sugar. The taste was absolutely scrumptious. Planning on making small loaves for Christmas to pair in a gift bag of coffee and mugs. Read More