GF Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread



Well, even though cherry season is coming to an end – that doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying them!  I debated on using fresh cherries for these nanner breads, but I went with some of Trader Joe’s dried cherries, and they were de-lish!  Notice the first little bread is different from the rest…  well, I happened to make some almond joys on this day and had some extra melted chocolate, so I decided to swirl some of it in a couple…ummmm – not a bad idea!  So, if you’d rather melt the chocolate chips and swirl it in, feel free – it was nothing less than ah-mazing.  🙂


  • 2-3 ripe bananas (approx 1 cup mashed)
  • 4 Tbls butter softened – I used coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 c light brown sugar – I used coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Flour or Coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped or halved cherries (if using frozen, thaw first and pat dry with paper towel) I used Trader Joe’s dried cherries
  • 2 Tbls flour – GF flour
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Peel and mash the bananas.
  2. Stir in the egg, butter, Greek yogurt, sugar and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  3. Combine one cup of flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Toss cherries with two tablespoons of flour and fold into batter.
  6. Grease and flour a 9 in x 5 in loaf pan and then pour the mixture in.
  7. Let the bread bake for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before removing.

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