Rich Chocolate Banana Bread w/ Diced Strawberries…(A.K.A. Feelings Bread)

There was this one time in college where I ate my feelings…

It was Valentines Day 2007. I was living in the middle of no where Idaho and it was negative 20 outside, I lived in the dorms, and I was single. Boo.

I’m sure that being single had nothing to do with the fact that the freezing weather had me eating on a every 20 minute basis in order to add some fat to my body to keep me warm…Or maybe it was because my roommates and I spent our weekends playing dress up and taking ‘we think we are so sexy’ pictures.

More like ‘never ever take pictures like that again in your life’ pictures.

So on that cold day in February, I had this bright Idea to make a chocolate cake. I’m pretty sure I made it straight from a box along with chocolate store bought frosting. What I remember the most though was buying a cake decorating gel tube that you could write on the cake with. After the cake was cooked and frosted, I took that pink died gel goop and wrote across the whole cake, “FEELINGS.”

It was a clever way of saying, “Tonight Ladies, we will eat out FEELINGS!

Skip to almost 6 plus years later, and I still refer to rich chocolate comfort food as Feelings Food. Because sometimes, when the day is hard and trash TV and a run on the treadmill aren’t doing it for you…

Sometimes ‘eating your Feelings‘ is the only solution.

Printable Version Here: Rich Chocolate Banana Bread w: Diced Strawberries

Side note:

This Rich Chocolate Feelings Bread goes great with a Nicolas Sparks movie…


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  1. Feelings are best eaten, I always say…and I have some great feelings towards that chocolate bread, that need to be taken care of. 😉

  2. Angie T. says:

    That looks amazing!!! Cant wait to try it. But today I’m going to make your chocolate protein bread 😉

  3. This looks unbelievable Ari! I think we all require feeling food once in a while 😉

  4. Andrea N says:

    This looks delish! I don’t see what step the melted chocolate goes into. Do you just add it along with the coconut oil? Thanks!

    • AH! I skipped that part, thanks so much for letting me know! I fixed it and added it in :). It’s when you add the oil. Thanks Andrea!

  5. Well said, Ari! This bread looks like such a healthy, delicious alternative to cake! I love the diced of strawberries and peanut butter added in there.

  6. Meghan O'Malley says:

    Are all these flours interchangeable (spelt, coconut flour, oat flour, whole wheat pastry flour)? Just wondering if you can just buy one kind and use it across the board. Or, do you have to keep multiple varieties on hand. Thoughts?


  7. Maricela says:

    Looks delicious, can’t wait to try this recipe. I also have a question about the oat flour, not sure where to get them from. Can I use other flours?

    • Oat flour is just grind up oats, so you could do this in a blender if you wanted. Or you could buy it at any health food store. But definitely you could sub for spelt, whole wheat pastry flour, or all purpose! 🙂

  8. Wow, this bread looks phenomenal! I love the chocolate strawberry combo 🙂

  9. I’ve been following your blog for a while, and have been *easing* in to healthier cooking. This was the first of your recipes I’ve tried making, and it was a huge hit! I know this is just a slightly more wholesome version of a very high calorie, fattening food, but at least it has healthier ingredients! Your ideas are starting to rub off on me, and now I’m going to dive in to making more of your healthy recipes along with my own creations! Thanks for all of the healthy cooking (and baking) inspiration! P.S. you and your family are adorable!

    • I am so happy you wrote me Megan! I think the chocolate bread is a great start :), you can never go wrong with chocolate! lol!
      And I appreciate your sweet words, they made my night!! Can’t wait to hear what other recipes you try! 🙂


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