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

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 5 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

1 slice
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.

1/2 starch, 1 other carb, 1/2 fat