Choco-Cherry Upside-Down Banana Bread

Say that five times fast…

So Colorado Springs is officially on fire.  As I was driving home from the airport on Monday you could see the smoke coming up over the mountain.  A little worried.  Plus side is that everything smells like BBQ.

And if the fires don’t kill me, this heat just might.  OMG I miss central air.  We have two window units but they’re not helping much.  Mostly because we have horozontal sliding windows and the units don’t have extensions long enough to fit–so I kinda gerry-rigged it with styrofoam.  Well, I tried.  Home improvement isn’t exactly my forte.

So I baked for you!!

PS…baking in105 degree heat with no AC?  Capital S-STUPID.  But delicious.  Oh, so delicious.


1/2 c Coconut Flour

1 t Salt

1 t Baking Soda

2 t Cinnamon

1/2 c Flax

6 Eggs

3 Mashed Bananas

2 t Vanilla

1 1/2 c Whole Cherries

2 T Cocoa Powder

1 T Coconut Milk


Start with the dirty work–pit all your cherries and chop them roughly.  Set aside.

Whisk all your dry ingredients–EXCEPT THE COCOA POWDER AND COCONUT MILK–together.  In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and add the mashed bananas.  Add the dry ingredients a bit at a time until well blended.

Spread the cherries out on the bottom of a greased loaf pan.  Add 2/3 of the batter.

To the other third of the batter still in the bowl, add the 2 T of cocoa and 1 T of coconut milk.     Pour the chocolate batter into the pan and swirl with a knife.

Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes out clean.  Cool completely, then CAREFULLY remove the loaf from the pan and serve Cherry-Side-Up.  Enjoy!!

**I have now added a new category for my baked goods and other treats.  When you see “No Sugar Added,” I have added no extra sugars in the form of honey, palm sugar, or maple syrup.  If there is any sweetness in these products, it will be from fruit, sweet potatoes, etc.**

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10 Comments on Choco-Cherry Upside-Down Banana Bread

  1. Elizabeth
    July 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Is the 1/2 cup flax as whole seeds or ground?

    • tgipaleo
      July 3, 2012 at 6:18 am (2 years ago)

      Ground! I’ll change it on the original.

  2. Anonymous
    July 3, 2012 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks! I can’t wait to make this for my family :)

  3. sweetsandrelief
    October 24, 2012 at 8:35 am (2 years ago)

    These look awesome! I’m allergic to cherries so I might try blueberries. Hopefully they turn out this beautifully : )

    • tgipaleo
      October 24, 2012 at 9:28 am (2 years ago)

      mmmmmmm blueberries!

  4. Nicole
    December 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Flax bothers my belly; I substituted the following:
    5 eggs + 3 Tb egg whites instead of 6 eggs
    2 Tb of chia seeds whirred in the magic bullet + 2 extra Tb coconut flour instead of the flax
    I just realized I forgot the vanilla also. Surprisingly, the banana flavor doesn’t really come through too much, even though my bananas were definitely *very* ripe. It’s not a bad flavor, it just doesn’t scream banana bread to me. :)

  5. Jeannie
    June 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm (1 year ago)

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  7. Jennie
    September 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Found it! Can I use anything other than flax, or can I leave it out?

    • tgipaleo
      September 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm (1 year ago)

      You can leave it out! Just add another Tablespoon of coconut flour extra :-)


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