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!
In a separate large bowl, beat together banana, brown sugar, egg, coconut oil, vanilla, yogurt, and almond milk until smooth and creamy.
Slowly add dry mixture to wet ingredients, and mix until combined. Gently fold strawberries, raspberries, coconut and chia seeds into the batter.
Place batter in prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle top evenly with 3 tablespoons of coconut. Place sliced strawberries over the top of the bread. B
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.
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.