Frozen cherries and berries make a pretty and tasty twist on banana bread. These fruit-studded mini loaves are great for gifts and bake sales.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
55 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat 8 mini loaf pans with cooking spray. Line bottoms of pans with parchment paper or wax paper; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flours, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and kosher salt.

  • In a medium bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, beating until combined; scrape sides of bowl and beat 2 minutes more. Beat in yogurt, egg, banana, milk, and vanilla.

  • Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture all at once; stir until moistened. Cut large pieces of frozen fruit into small pieces. Set aside about 1/4 cup of the fruit. Fold the remaining fruit into the batter. Divide batter among prepared loaf pans (use a generous 3/4 cup batter for each pan). Sprinkle the reserved fruit on the tops of the loaves.

  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks. Remove parchment from bottoms of loaves.


Tips: Sugar Substitutes: Choose from Splenda Sugar Blend, C&H Light, or Truvia Baking Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar. PER SERVING: Same as below, except 125 cal., 19 g carb. (6 g sugars). Exchanges: 0 other carb.

Test Kitchen Tip: The mini loaf pans are available from Sur La Table (

Equipment: 8 mini loaf pans (4 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/4-inch)

Nutrition Facts

1/2 mini loaf
135 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 22.5g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 9.6g; fat 3.4g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 7.7mg; vitamin a iu 134.7IU; vitamin c 1.3mg; folate 29.4mcg; calcium 32.7mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 14.6mg; potassium 103mg; sodium 164.3mg.

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