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Chocolate Cherry Coconut Bread

Hi Everyone,

Yah it’s Friday!!!  As a special treat I made the most delectable quick bread for you!  It’s rich, chocolaty, filled with fresh cherries and tastes like your biting into a brownie.  It’s simply delish!!!

I made my normal 3 mini loafs so Hubby can take them to work and I asked him what he thought about the bread and he said ohhh, that was good!  Yah! Another success!  Sometimes I’m bias of my own recipes, because I know of all the thought and care I put into it, that I think they are automatically tasty. Plus I cut back on sugar and now I don’t notice things when there not sweet enough for the average person.  My Husband is one who likes it sweet!  I felt this bread had the perfect balance of sweetness, especially with the cherries.

I will tell you a secret, this past week, I made a Peanut Butter and Jelly Bread.  I thought this is going to be the best thing ever. I had all these grand ideas of creating it and eating it.   Well guess what?  It turned out awful!  Ugh!  What a waste of jam and peanut butter!  When it came out of the oven it tasted good, but a few hours later, it was just horrible.  I didn’t realize how bad it was until my Husband took it to work and he said the bread was terrible.  I felt sad, but I knew it tasted like crap!  Funny how I’m sensitive to things like that, when I knew it didn’t taste good.  Crazy!

So are you getting sick of me posting cherry treats?  Sorry, this is the last cherry recipe I have in my recipe index, but I figured since it’s cherry season, I felt the need to share it with you.  However if you make this bread, you may not want to share it!!  I have to show you how moist it is.

I made this bread using Chobani Greek Yogurt, unsweetened coconut milk and fresh cherries.  This bread does not contain any oil or butter.  I can’t believe how moist it is without oil!  I bet you could heat this bread up in the microwave and top with some vanilla ice cream or whip cream and call it dessert!  I should have done that!

The calories came out pretty low, coming in at 86 calories a slice.  I figured 15 slices to a large loaf or 5 slices per mini loaf.  The slices are pretty thick!  This bread also contains 1 gram of fat and only 16 carbs.  I am pretty happy with the stats of the bread!  Taking a bite of it tastes like I’m having a treat!!  Since I made three mini loafs I froze two of the loaves and kept one out for nibbling on.  I know I mentioned it before but freezing bread is one of the best things ever!  Just take it out the night before or in the morning.  It defrosts pretty quickly.

Chocolate Cherry Coconut Bread
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A sweet moist chocolate bread made with greek yogurt, fresh cherries and coconut.
Serves: 15 slices
  • 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
  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.
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
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Serving size: 1 slice

I was bad and skipped out on exercise yesterday, so I need to do something today, even though it’s getting late, so I’m going to shuffle off.  Oh and my Husband just made a pound of bacon and it smells so darn good that I need to get out of the house fast!  So off for a brisk walk I go.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!



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