Aug. 11, 2021

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Skill level: Easy

We all love a classic banana bread recipe, but this one is over the top amazing! With the addition of Dark Sweet cherries and cocoa, it's next-level amazing!

Ingredients

  • 2 small ripe bananas
  • 5.3 oz black cherry yogurt (or sub vanilla)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup diced dark sweet cherries (approximately 12-14 cherries)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups + 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork until they are gooey and liquid-like.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla, honey, and 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, 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 - 65 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let it cool for at least an hour before slicing.
  8. Optional: Top with chocolate nut butter for extra chocolatey goodness!
  9. Schmear with chocolate nut butter (optional, but HIGHLY encouraged!).

Recipe created by Eat the Rainbow Kids for Superfresh Growers.

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