Choco-Banana Bread

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 197


2/3 cup water
2/3 cup mashed ripe banana
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
1 whole egg
3 cups bread flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine or quick active dry yeast
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


Make 1 Pound Recipe with bread machines that use at least 2 cups flour, or make 1 1/2 Pound Recipe with bread machines that use at least 3 cups flour.

Measure carefully, placing all ingredients except chocolate chips in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Add chocolate chips at the Raisin/Nut signal.

Select Sweet or Basic/White cycle. Use Medium or Light crust color. Do not use delay cycles. Remove baked bread from pan, and cool on wire rack.

1 slice: 190 calories (35 calories from fat) 4g fat (0g saturated) 0mg cholesterol 250mg sodium 36g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber) 5g protein.

If your bread machine has a 2-pound vertical pan, the loaf will be short, but still will have good texture and flavor. If your bread machine has a horizontal pan, however, there isn't enough dough to make a good loaf of baked bread.

If your bread machine doesn't have a Raisin/Nut signal, add the nuts 5 to 10 minutes before the last kneading cycle ends. Check your bread machine's use-and-care book to find out how long the last cycle runs.

Depending on the ripeness of your bananas, the dough may need a little more flour than the recipe recommends. Five minutes after the cycle begins, check the consistency of the dough. If the dough is not forming a ball and seems too wet, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a soft dough forms.

From "Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook, The Goodness of Homemade Bread the Easy Way." Text Copyright 1999 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 197
Calories from Fat: 42

This Choco-Banana Bread recipe is from the Betty Crocker's Best Bread Machine Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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