Chocolate Cherry Coconut Bread
 
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A sweet moist chocolate bread made with greek yogurt, fresh cherries and coconut.
Serves: 15 slices
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Greek Non Fat Plain Yogurt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar or regular sugar
  • 2 eggs or egg substitute
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 Cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ Cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Cup cherries, pitted,chopped
  • ¼ cup coconut, shredded, reduced fat
  • Topping:
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut, shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a medium bowl, mix yogurt, coconut milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla and coconut extract until blended.
  3. In a separate bowl add flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and slowly incorporate the yogurt mixture, becareful not to over mix.
  5. Fold in cherries and ¼ cup shredded coconut
  6. Spoon batter into a greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan or 3 mini loafs.
  7. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp shredded coconut topping
  8. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour for 1 large loaf or 30 – 35 minutes for 3 mini loafs, or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, shielding with aluminum foil after 50 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
Notes
Calories per slice: 86.8, Fat: 1, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 205, Potassium: 52.6, Carbs: 16.5, Fiber: 2.5, Sugar: 4.4, Protein: 3.9
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/06/29/chocolate-cherry-coconut-bread/