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sliced banana bread with coconut and strawberries

Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Banana Bread

A healthy chia seed banana bread made extra lovely with strawberries and coconut. Greek yogurt gives it a boost of protein and plenty of moisture. Enjoy it as a deliciously cozy breakfast or snack!

Course Bread, Breakfast, Healthy, Low Fat, Quick Bread, Snack
Keyword chia seed banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 157 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 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 or coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (soy, coconut, or skim also work)
  • 3/4 cup diced organic ripe strawberries
  • 1/4 cup smashed organic raspberries (or you can use more strawberries)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, plus 3 tablespoons for topping (sweetened is fine, too)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2-4 strawberries, sliced for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. (I love Trader Joe's Coconut Oil spray.)
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat together banana, brown sugar, egg, coconut oil, vanilla, yogurt, and almond milk until smooth and creamy. 

  4. Slowly add dry mixture to wet ingredients, and mix until combined. Gently fold strawberries, raspberries, coconut and chia seeds into the batter.

  5. Place batter in prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle top evenly with 3 tablespoons of coconut. Place sliced strawberries over the top of the bread.  B

  6. Bake for 50-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes, then remove from pan and return to wire rack to finish cooling. Bread is even better the next day (they always are), and will stay fresh for a few days when wrapped tightly.

Recipe Notes

Banana bread will stay fresh at room temperature, make sure to wrap well.

I love this bread with strawberry jam and peanut butter.

*You can use whole wheat flour if you'd like. I like to use white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour, or a half and half mixture. I would also add a bit more almond milk or coconut oil to the batter if you choose this flour.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Coconut Chia Seed Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.8g6%
Carbohydrates 27.5g9%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 9.7g11%
Protein 3.8g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.