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Banana-Chip Nut Bread

 Banana-Chip Nut Bread
Even if you're not following a gluten-free diet, you'll enjoy this delightful bread from our Test Kitchen. The chocolate chips and chopped walnuts are a nice complement to the mild banana flavor.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup white rice flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mashed potato flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add egg; mix well. In
  • a small bowl, mash banana with buttermilk. Combine the flours,
  • potato flakes, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed
  • mixture alternately with banana mixture just until moistened. Fold
  • in walnuts and chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pan coated with cooking
  • spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before
  • removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 mini loaf (6 slices).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 147 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.