Sunday, June 15, 2014

Strawberry Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

This banana bread is fully loaded.  No messing around here, that is for sure.  I made it once with just strawberries and coconut, then I got a request for chocolate and nuts as well.  Believe me, I was happy to oblige. 

I know we've been sticking to healthier choices lately on the blog (when we post at all that is), but do yourself a favor and make this for your guilt-free day or maybe just because life is short and we all need some decadence once in a while.  Do it! You will be happy.  Share it with others and they will be happy too.  Spread happiness in the form of fully loaded, extra-delicious banana bread.

Strawberry Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

4 ripe bananas
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of sea salt
1 cup diced, fresh strawberries
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/4 cup walnuts

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil.

Mash bananas and whisk together with coconut oil, brown sugar, and sugar until well blended.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.

Whisk in flour and baking powder until just combined.  Don't stir it too much. Then fold in the strawberries, dark chocolate chips, coconut, and walnuts. 

Bake for 50 minutes to an hour at 350.  Allow to cool before removing from the pan. 

1 comment:

  1. That banana bread looks absolutely delicious! I love banana bread especially when it is fresh out of the oven. Great job! :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow


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