1 1/3 cups flour
1 1/3 cups packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pitted and halved Northwest fresh sweet cherries
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Makes 16 servings
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs and vanilla; mix on low speed of electric mixer until blended.
Mix 1 minute on medium speed. Batter will be thick.
Spread half of batter in oiled and floured 9-inch baking pan.
Toss cherries in small amount of flour.
Scatter cherries over batter; spread remaining batter over cherries.
Sprinkle pecans over top.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool on rack and cut into 16 pieces.
Chocolate Chip Variation: Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips over batter with pecans.
Per Serving: 207 Calories, 2.2 g protein, 28.2 g carbohydrate, 9.9 g fat (42% Cal. from fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 0.6 g fiber, 88 mg sodium.