being MVP: Dark Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread {Recipe} | Whole Foods Cherry Sale + #Giveaway #WFMCherryFest @WFMorangecounty

Dark Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread {Recipe} | Whole Foods Cherry Sale + #Giveaway #WFMCherryFest @WFMorangecounty

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Whole Foods. All opinions are my own.

I love cherries. They are like fresh, juicy sweets that make my mouth smile. I also love banana bread so why not combine the best of both worlds with a sprinkling of chocolate as a bonus? 



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Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/4 cup Black Cherry Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups halved cherries

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Peel and mash bananas
  3. Stir in egg, butter, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  4. Combine 1 cup flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients and stir until combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Toss cherries with 2 tablespoons of flour and fold into batter.
  7. Spray PAM into a loaf pan and then pour the batter in.
  8. Bake for 65 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).
  9. Cool and then enjoy!

Look at all those juicy cherries in the banana bread? This is really moist and chock full of flavor. Hubs and the children enjoyed this treat and it didn't even last the day! I'll have to pick up more cherries at Whole Foods and make this again soon. 

CHERRY SALE!

For one day only (July 11, 2014), Whole Foods is having a sale on their plump cherries! 
It's only $1.99 a pound. That is a steal! 
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146 comments:

  1. That looks DELICIOUS! Can't wait to try it!

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  2. I would use it to make breakfast pancake or slice it and eat with yogurt.

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  3. I would love to make muffins with the cherries

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  4. I would use them to make yummy cherry pie!

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  5. I'd love to try your bread recipe but most likely I'll just eat the cherries as is with my kids!

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  6. Yummy and what a great deal on them. I loved all their recipes and I think I would love to make the Cherry Skillet Jam

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  7. Can't i just eat them plain? Maybe a cobbler

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  8. I would make cherry pie.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  9. I would make a delicious cherry and blueberry crumble pie.

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  10. The Easiest Berry Crisp!! (sorry if this is duplicate comment, computer just went wacky!)

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  11. Totally going to try this. Looks so yummy.

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  12. I would love to make the Tiny Cherry Pies, they look great!
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  13. I would make TINY CHERRY PIES.

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  15. I would make the WHOLE WHEAT CHERRY PANCAKES

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  16. I would make the tiny cherry pies.

    Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  17. I would make cherry tarts!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  18. This sounds SO good! I never would have thought to pair bananas and cherries, but now I can't stop thinking about it!

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  19. besides that Banana Bread recipe, the Tiny Cherry Pies looks yummy

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  20. OMG…mAjor YUMMERS!
    This bread looks SO moist and scrumptious!

    Hmmmm…what would I make…I'd probably just dip 'em in CHOCOLATE!

    :) Anna

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  21. I feel like I would just eat all the cherries raw before I could get a chance to cook with them! LOL

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  22. this looks amazing! I would make the tiny cherry pies.

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  23. I would make pancakes or eat them straight

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  24. I love their recipe for tiny cherry pies!

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  25. I would make the Mixed Lettuces with Spiced Cherry Vinaigrette. This looks like a delicious salad and the recipe is a simple one.

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  26. i would make a cherry cobbler

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  27. I would make yummy Christmas Cake! I bet it would be great with fresh cherries.
    Amy Desrosiers

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  28. I'd attempt a cherry pie..if they lasted long enough ;)

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  29. I would make a cherry smoothie :) Love my breakfast smoothies

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  30. I would make cherry sundaes.

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  31. I think the WHOLE WHEAT CHERRY PANCAKES look especially good.


    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

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  32. I would love to try the cranberry relish with dried cherries http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/cranberry-relish-dried-cherries
    ~Kimmy Ripley

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  33. I'd try your recipe, and save a few of the cherries for nibbling! It sounds wonderful.

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  34. I'd like to try the recipe for Whole Wheat Cherry Pancakes.
    Thank you!

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  35. I would make home made cherry vanilla ice cream.

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  36. Would love to make those tiny cherry pies featured on Whole Foods Recipes for my kidlets!

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  37. I would make an Apple-Cherry Crisp.

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  38. I would making cherry ice cream.

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  39. I would make a cherry pie with them.

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  40. I would have them with whipped cream and a touch of sugar

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  41. I prefer to eat my cherries as cherries! Not cooked, just raw.

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  42. I would make cherry crumb pie.

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  43. I think I would try to make their Whole Wheat Cherry Pancakes recipe. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. skillet jam would be great on pancakes

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  45. I would like to make tiny cherry pies! They look delicious!

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  46. I'd try the tiny cherry pies, they look simply scrumptious!

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  47. I would make cherry protein bars!

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  48. I would love to try the fresh cherry limeade or the Pork Chops with Cherry Mustard Sauce

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  49. I love plain fresh cherries but I also love cherry pie!

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  50. I want to try the Salmon with cherries.

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  51. I love cherries!!! I would make everything cherry!

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  52. I have a ton of oatmeal and have wanted to try overnight oats for a while now, so I would make overnight cherry oats.

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  53. I would make Whole Wheat Cherry Pancakes
    Leidy R rafflecopter form

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  54. I would make a crisp, I think...but really, I love cherries just on their own. Yum!!

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  55. I'd make some yummy Cherry Muffins with pecans.

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  56. Hi! This bread looks delicious! On their site they have a recipe for Mixed Lettuces with Spiced Cherry Vinaigrette. I would definitely make that! I love fruits in my salads. Thank-you!

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  57. I would make cherry mexican wedding cookies.

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  58. I would like to whole wheat Cherry pancakes

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  59. I would love to make the TINY CHERRY PIES

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  60. I would love to make that Dark Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread and also a good old fashioned cherry pie.

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  61. I would make cherry scones with cherries from Whole Foods!

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  62. pie of course!

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  63. I would make grain-free chocolate brownies with cherries in them! Chocolate and cherries are a great combination

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  64. I would make crunchies with them. We roll them in egg roll wrapppers and then bake them. yummy
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  65. Mmmmm a GF cherry pie? Or just eat them by themselves;)

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  66. Cherry pound cake is amazing!

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  67. I would probably just eat them with yogurt!

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  68. I would love to add them into muffins with a few organic chocolate chips to make a fabulous chocolate- cherry muffin for breakfast! My kids would definitely eat that on the go!

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  69. i would like to try the Easiest Berry Crisp

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  70. The tiny cherry pies are so cute!

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  72. Cherry Ambrosia.

    Rafflecopter : Rosie Areola

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  73. I would make Whole Wheat Cherry Pancakes.

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  74. i would make coconut macaroons with cherries and hazelnuts. That takes three of my favorite ingredients and puts them together!

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  75. I'd make cherry coconut ice cream.

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  76. I actually just bought some of their cherries today! I am planning on eating them plain or making some cherry chocolate bread like you did later this week! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Truly? I would make myself happy. That's what I would make. I love cherries 'as-is' the best. I would try to eat them all. Then, to make you happy, I would make some ice cream with them, and maybe a balsalmic reduction.

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  78. Yum! This looks great. I'd also make some cherry ice cream!

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  79. I would make their whole wheat cherry pancakes

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  80. Visited and I would make a black forest cake with the cherries.

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  81. I would make a cherry cobbler.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  82. I would make some kind of amazing bread! Or eat them plain!

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  83. I would make a cherry cobbler!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  84. I would make yummy cherry hand pies

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  85. I'd make muffins for my son.

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  86. The whole wheat cherry pancakes sound amazing!

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  87. I would like to make their recipe for Cherry Brown Sugar Fool with Honey Almonds. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. i'd make cherry pie and put them in yogurt!

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  89. I would make whole wheat cherry pancakes!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  90. I would love to make cherry pie, Thank you!

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  91. I would try to make cherry cobbler.

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  92. I would make the Easiest Cherry Crisp.

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  93. Easiest Cherry Crisp, I love making these! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. I would make whole wheat cherry pancakes!

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  95. I'd love to try the cherry pancakes

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  96. Would have to go with the Whole Wheat Cherry Pancakes - shaunie

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  97. I would make a cherry cheesecake.

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  98. I would make my chocolate cake with cherry icing.

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  99. I would love to make some muffins with the cherries :)

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  100. I would make the Tiny Cherry Pies.
    They look so simple and delicious and my kids would love the fact that they are so small.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  101. I think I'd make the tiny pies or the easiest berry crisp ( http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/easiest-berry-crisp )

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  102. I would make a cherry pie.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  103. actually no, i don't like cherries - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  104. I would make the Berry Goat Cheese Salad from Whole Foods.
    http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/berry-goat-cheese-salad
    When I was a youngster, we'd pick cherries from the cherry orchard outback. Then after filling a big bowl, added lots of sugar to make one pie. It sure was good eating.

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  105. Cherry margaritas, baby! My favorite thing to do with fresh cherries!

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  106. I would love to make cherry pies.

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  107. I would make a Cherry Cobbler to serve with homemade ice cream.

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  108. i would make the whole wheat cherry pancakes - YUM!
    jenny lloyd


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  109. I would make a cherry cheesecake.

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  110. I think I would make the Tiny Cherry Pies. They sound delicious!

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  111. The Tiny Cherry Pies look delicious! I pinned them so I remember where to find it! Yummy looking!

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  112. Tiny Cherry Pies!

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  113. I would make a cherry crisp or cherry pie.

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  114. I think I would attempt to make a rich black forest cake with real whipped cream.
    timothyj228 AT gmail DOT com

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  115. Cherry Crisp

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  116. I'd like their Tiny Cherry Pies recipe. They look so cute!

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  117. Thanks for the giveaway…Whole Wheat Cherry Pancakes

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  118. make cherry pie ty. Vivian

    darkeve@care2.com

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  119. The chocolate cherry banana bread looks amazing.

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  120. Yummo!! This sounds amazing!! Two of my favorite things in the whole world!! Can't wait to try it!

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