Vegan Banana Bread with Cherries and Chocolate Chips

Vegan Banana Bread with Cherries and Chocolate Chips

September 10, 2018 0 By Vicki Brett Gach
The stunning combination of cherries and chocolate turns this healthy little snack into an incredible delight, elevating regular ol’ banana bread from good to superb.
(makes 5 mini breads (3-inch x 6-inch each) or 12 muffins)


  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup nondairy milk (I use unsweetened soymilk)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup frozen dark cherries, thawed


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.

In 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.

Fill baking pans or muffin liners evenly. Bake breads for 24-28 minutes / muffins for 18-24 minutes, or until golden, and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and transfer to cooling rack.

Vicki Brett Gach

Vicki is a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator through Main Street Vegan Academy, and a Certified Personal Chef through Wellness Forum Health. She has completed training in Nutrition for a Healthy Heart, and earned a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.Check out her blog at

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