Skinny Strawberry Banana Bread

Do you ever come across recipes and think it should be in your belly RIGHT NOW? I’m sharing a wonderful recipe for strawberry banana bread that will knock your strawberry socks off, and not just because it’s waistline-friendly!

Skinny Strawberry Banana Bread

Skinny Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

This strawberry banana bread is definitely one for the recipe box. I altered a recipe because although I like coconut, I didn’t want all the extra calories it brings.

I have no idea where I found her, but Monique with Ambitious Kitchen has one of the best food sites. A while back, she shared a recipe for a strawberry, coconut, chia seed banana bread.

Quite a mouthful, eh?

But boy, it’s one tasty mouthful and it’s a waistline-friendly one, too, with a few changes.

Skinny Bread Recipe

Ingredients for This Quick Bread

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ripe mashed banana (about 2-3 bananas)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond, cashew, coconut, or skim milk
  • 1 cup diced organic ripe strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2-4 strawberries, sliced for topping
  • unsweetened shaved coconut, for topping

How to Make Strawberry Banana Bread That Will WOW!!

Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Banana Bread

I’m sharing a wonderful recipe for strawberry banana bread that will knock your strawberry socks off, and not just because it’s waistline-friendly!

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ripe mashed banana (about 2-3 bananas)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond, cashew, coconut, or skim milk
  • 1 cup diced organic ripe strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2-4 strawberries, sliced for topping
  • unsweetened shaved coconut, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together banana, brown sugar, egg, coconut oil vanilla, yogurt, and almond milk until creamy. Add the dry mixture slowly and mix. Fold strawberries and chia seeds into the batter until combined.
  5. Transfer batter into the loaf pan, and top with sliced strawberries and unsweetened coconut.
  6. Bake for about an hour until a toothpick or skewer comes out clean. Leaving the bread in the pan, cool for 20 minutes on a wire rack, transferring the bread directly to the rack afterward to fully cool.

Did you make this yummy recipe?

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Kids in the Kitchen

Having kids measure out the dry ingredients helps, but they’re going to be more interested in mashing the strawberries and bananas. So get your kids in the kitchen with you and whip up this tasty bread!

Served warm, with a small pat of butter and a warm cup of tea makes this strawberry banana bread a divine quick bread to have when company comes over. Or, you know, just for when you’re setting up a tea party with your three-year-old.

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34 Comments

  1. This looks soo good Sarah! Would be perfect for our little ones’ lunchboxes! Thanks so much for sharing at Your Turn To Shine! Hope to see you there again tmorrow :)

  2. This looks really good! I’ve never made bread with strawberries in it but it sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. I can not wait to try this! I’ve been eating healthier and gathering all the yummy healthy recipes I can find!

  4. I think I have almost all those things in my kitchen as well. I’ll keep this recipe in mind next time I feel the urge to bake something. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sarah, this looks excellent!! This is one I’d like to try! Thank you for sharing with us on Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

  6. OMG, this looks so good! I must make this! I just so happen to have some strawberries in the house too… Perfect timing! :)

  7. This looks really good! I’ve made banana bread before, but this is much more special. My middle boy loves strawberries too :)

  8. Yum, and easy on the waistline = SCORE!!! I am sooooo making this on Saturday. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh, I hope you like it, Jenn. It’s definitely quick to come together and I will almost guarantee that the entire loaf will be gone by Monday! :)

    1. Exactly, Mary. This skinny strawberry bread is an amazing ‘treat’ for a health-conscious family.

  9. Love this recipe! I usually make banana bread with chocolate chips but I think the strawberries would be a great alternative!

    1. That’s the way we’ve always “jazzed” up banana bread, too, Christine. I can’t believe how the skinny ingredients turn into such a tasty bread.

  10. Banana bread is a staple around here (mainly because we always let the bananas get too ripe), so I am definitely going to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Us too, Kim! If the bananas don’t get into the smoothies (or into the freezer for the smoothies), we always have one or two passed their snacking prime. :)

  11. I just made my first ever loaf of strawberry/banana bread last week. It was a a test to see if the kids would go for it. They did! I like this take on the recipe I tried and also the ingredient list. I have never cooked with chia before, but I did a make a smoothie with it a few weeks ago, so this recipe is next up on the ingredient list. Especially now that strawberries are like 87 cents a carton right now at my local framers market. I am going to be cooking with that particular ingredient for the foreseeable future!

  12. What an awesome looking recipe! It looks so fresh and I always love anything with strawberries. Especially in summer.
    I’m also intrigued to check out the rest of her recipes!

  13. I notice you use chia seeds in cooking. How does it taste? I use them a lot in smoothies, but didn’t think to add them while baking. I will definitely try one of the healthy strawberry breads above. I love finding kid friendly recipes as it makes it more fun for me in the kitchen.

    1. Caryn, The chia seeds actually perform really well as they absorb some moisture, so they don’t make it crunchy. I’ve added chia to muffins and pancakes with success as well. Good luck and you’re right – kids in the kitchen make it a bit more bearable for us! :)

  14. Yes! This looks amazing! I just bought 4 pounds of strawberries to try a few muffin recipes. I’ll definitely be making this as well!

  15. Yum! Another great recipe! I would love for you to share this sweet creation over at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! :-)
    Cathy

  16. Oh my goodness… this looks ridiculously delicious. I totally want to make this (I’m on a no-sugar detox right now) but maybe when I’m off of it. Oh my.

    Pinning.
    xoxo

    1. Congratulations on no sugar – wow! I am currently on the “Cadbury Creme Egg Diet” which is the exact opposite of a sugar detox. ;)

      1. LOL – I totally snort laughed at your comment.

        I’m now over 2 weeks into my sugar-free detox and I probably won’t go back… although I think I could try this with agave or honey?! I’ll let you know.

        Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop)!

        Wishing you a lovely day.
        xoxo

  17. Oh my word yum! The whole thing is gorgeous but I am partial to the way the top looks! You could invite yourself over here and make it for me! :D

    1. Haha – I’ve actually had three requests from friends this week to make them this. Once people taste how moist and delicious this bread is, they are hooked!

  18. this looks so good! I have the kids home all week for spring break and I think we will get our bake on and create this.!

    1. Spring Break already? This year is flying by too quickly. I hope you do get those beautiful kids in the kitchen over the break – it’s so much fun, isn’t it?

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