Chocolate Banana Bread

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted
1-1/3 cups substitute sugar equivalent
6 tablespoons Hershey's cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped nuts
3 bananas, thoroughly ripe
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar for dusting (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine flour, sugar substitute: cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Place in electric mixing bowl. Add eggs oil and bananas. Blend well on medium speed about 2 minutes. Stir in nuts that have been dredged in flour to prevent them from falling to bottom of cake mix. Pour into well greased and floured 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Bake 45 minutes and test for doneness. Set on wire rack to cool for 15-20 minutes. Turn out and cool completely.

Yield: 17 servings

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana