Cherry Walnut Chocolate Bread

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Cherry Walnut Chocolate Bread

Try making this quick bread filled with chocolate, walnuts and cherries for a breakfast, brunch or dessert.

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup, plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream or lowfat sour cream
  • 1 large, very ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped California walnuts

Preparation

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Soak dried cherries in very hot water for about 15 minutes and drain thoroughly prior to chopping them
2 Coarsely chop and set aside.
3 In bowl of electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs until smooth.
4 Beat in sour cream, banana and vanilla until blended. In a separate medium bowl, combine dry ingredients; add to banana mixture beating on low speed until just mixed.
5 Fold in nuts and chopped cherries.
6 Spread batter into 9”X5” loaf pan that has been coated with nonstick spray, and bake about 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
7 Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
8 Store in a sealed plastic bag in fridge or freezer.

Source: California Walnut Board