Bake a loaf, slice it up, and savor the decadence with every bite. Enjoy this delightful dessert with your loved ones or as a special treat just for yourself.
If you have tried our original banana bread recipe, then you are going to LOVE this one! We took banana bread to the next level by infusing it with the sweet allure of strawberries and rich, velvety chocolate.
This chocolate-covered strawberry banana bread is a perfect fusion of comforting banana bread with the vibrant sweetness of strawberries and chocolatey indulgence. It's a dessert and snack all in one!
Tasty Tips and Variations:
Fresh vs. Frozen Strawberries: You can use fresh or frozen strawberries for the banana bread, but be sure to pat frozen strawberries dry before adding them.
Custom Toppings: Consider topping your banana bread with additional melted chocolate or a drizzle of chocolate ganache.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Banana Bread
¾ cup oat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon corn-free baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup olive oil
1 cup date or cane sugar
2 eggs or ¼ cup applesauce
¼ cup homemade buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, mashed
Chocolate chips, optional
1 cup sliced strawberries, with extra for garnishing
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Coat the loaf pan with oil or line it with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, add the first 5 ingredients (up to sea salt) and mix well. Then add in the cocoa powder and gently whisk into the mixture. Be careful not to mix fast or you will throw cocoa powder around. Set the dry mixture aside temporarily.
In another bowl with an electric mixer or in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the sugar and oil until well incorporated.
Add in the eggs/applesauce, buttermilk, and vanilla and mix until well combined, before adding in the bananas. Beat in the bananas until completely mashed up and blended into the wet mixture.
Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet mixture at low speed, and mix until both mixtures are fully incorporated.
Toss in the amount of chocolate chips you desire and the strawberries. Fold into the batter until evenly distributed throughout.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and top with slices of strawberries.
Place into oven and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the banana bread cool for about 15 minutes before removing it from the pan. Let the bread cool completely before slicing into it.