2/14/12

Valentine Chocolate Strawberry Bread

I bought a flat (12 pints) of fresh Florida strawberries and it inspired me to invent this recipe as a special Valentine breakfast bread. If you like dark chocolate, try this yummy, moist recipe, as quick bread or muffins.
  • 1-3/4 c flour
  • 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 c fresh strawberries, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 c chopped nuts
  • 1 c plain yogurt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c oil
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c honey

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 3 mini loaf pans or a muffin tin for 1 dozen. Mix the first 5 dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in the berries and nuts to coat. In another bowl, stir yogurt and baking soda together and set aside - it will get foamy. In a third bowl, beat the egg and add the oil, vanilla, and honey. Fold together ingredients from all 3 bowls just until thoroughly mixed. Spoon mixture into prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes.