Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Chocolate Strawberry Banana Bread

We are on a little vacation and we are going to visit my elderly grandparents. I wanted to bring them a nice treat. I had a ton of bananas to use up and strawberries....and cocoa......delicious!!

This made me 3 good sized loaves. You could probably halve the recipe and get 2 smaller loaves.

3 2/3 cups flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 1/2 tsps baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temp
4 eggs
6 bananas, mashed (about 3 cups)
6 oz plain greek yogurt
1 TB vanilla
2 cups strawberries, diced and dusted with flour

Preheat oven to 350 and grease 3 loaf pans.

In a bowl mix flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Set aside

In a mixer bowl mix butter and sugar until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well between each.

Add in mashed bananas, yogurt and vanilla. Mix well.

Slowly add in flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time. When it is well incorporated gently fold in dusted berries.

Divide batter among the pans.

Bake 45-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool 20 minutes in pans, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.