Recipes » Desserts » Banana Bread With Cherries and Chocolate Chips
T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies


  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant-based milk
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup non-dairy chocolate chips
  • 1 cup frozen dark cherries, thawed


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set aside 5 mini bread pans (each 3-inch x 6-inch), or line 12 muffin cups with parchment liners.
  • 2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. In a medium bowl, mix together the bananas, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until almost combined. Stir in chocolate chips and cherries.
  • 3. Fill the baking pan evenly. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick in the center and see if it comes out clean.
  • 4. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the bread to a cooling rack.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. You can also make five mini breads (3x6 inches each) or 12 muffins

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