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Banana Raisin Bread

Banana Raisin BreadA full-flavored quick bread made with ripe bananas and raisins. Cereal adds extra texture and beneficial nutrients.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
3 tablespoons 2% milk
1 1/2 cups Kellogg's® Special K® cereal
6 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, softened
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine banana and milk in medium bowl. Stir in cereal. Let stand 5 minutes or until cereal is softened.
  2. Beat butter and Equal® on medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended. Stir in cereal mixture. Gradually add combined flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt mixing until combined. Stir in raisins.
  3. Spread batter evenly in sprayed 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  4. Store tightly wrapped in plastic wrap.

Makes 14 servings.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/14 of recipe): calories 178, protein 4 g, carbohydrate 28 g, fat 6 g, cholesterol 44 mg, sodium 212 mg.

Food Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.