Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread


Description

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread -- so decadent, summery, and delish! // via Nosh and Nourish

Ingredients

1 teaspoon
Vanilla Extract
2  
Ripe Bananas (small)
2  
Eggs
5 1⁄3 ounces
Silk Black Cherry Yogurt Alternative (or sub cherry Greek yogurt)
1⁄2 cup
honey
1 cup
diced cherries (pits and stems removed)
2 tablespoons
Cocoa Powder
1 1⁄2 cup
White Whole Wheat Flour (I used King Arthur's)
3 tablespoons
White Whole Wheat Flour (this is in addition to the 1.5 cups!)
1 1⁄2 teaspoon
Baking Powder
1⁄2 teaspoon
Sea Salt

Notes

To make this bread gluten-free, sub in quinoa flour in place of the white whole wheat flour.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork until they are gooey and liquid-like.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla, honey, and the yogurt. Whisk until everything is well combined and there are no lumps. Then stir in the cherries.
  4. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients: cocoa powder, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and sea salt and mix until just combined. 
  5. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and distribute evenly.
  6. Put into the oven and bake for 60 - 70 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let it cool for at least an hour. I prefer to let the bread cool completely and refrigerate overnight before slicing.
  8. Schmear with chocolate nut butter (optional, but HIGHLY encouraged!).

Yields 1 Loaf