Roasted Strawberry Coconut Yogurt Bread

This roasted strawberry coconut yogurt bread is moist, perfectly sweet from the juicy strawberries and healthy to boot!

I’m kinda scared of Valentine’s Day these days.

What it used to be: a cute day where as kids, we stuck paper notes in each other’s little “mailbox” in school, an omg, what kind of cheesy heart shaped box of candy/stuffed animal/jewelery did he get me as teenagers, and then in the adult years pre-social media onslaught, a quiet night in and a good excuse to drink, eat something expensive and um…whatever comes after that.

Roasted Strawberry Bread

What it is today in the world of Pinterest: a sickly explosion of red, pink, sprinkles and over the top food crafts with far too much red dye involved.

I will never understand red velvet.

It’s vanilla, with red food coloring.

Tell me again why the world goes crazy for it?

Strawberry Coconut Bread

I hate the color pink. Red isn’t too far behind either. Pinterest right now makes me want to throw up.

So you won’t be catching any cutesy heart shaped red velvet cookies dipped in pink sprinkles on here in the next 9 days.

Strawberry Yogurt Bread

Roasted strawberries are about as Valentines-y as I get (here’s a roasted strawberry salad recipe if you’d rather the savory approach) over here.

And personally, I think they taste a hell of a lot better than red velvet.

Particularly, with coconut in a healthy-as-can-be-but-you’d-never-know-it yogurt bread.

More strawberry recipes to enjoy:

Strawberry Lemon Scones
Strawberry Oatmeal
Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Bread Pudding
Roasted Strawberry Basil Milkshake
Paleo Strawberry Almond Galette

Roasted Strawberry Coconut Yogurt Bread

Roasted Strawberry Coconut Yogurt Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This roasted strawberry coconut yogurt bread is moist, perfectly sweet from the juicy strawberries and healthy to boot!


  • 1 cup whole wheat white flour
  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup chopped roasted strawberries (*see directions)
  • extra sliced strawberries and coconut flakes for topping


  1. Place chopped strawberries on a baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, set aside and lower temperature to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, coconut flakes, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs then add the yogurt, applesauce, extracts, maple syrup and coconut oil and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Gently fold in the roasted strawberries.
  6. Grease a loaf pan with baking spray and pour the batter into the pan.
  7. Top the batter with strawberry slices and coconut flakes.
  8. Bake for about 55 minutes until the bread is cooked through.
  9. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to a cooling rack.


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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I do agree on Vday being scary. A lot of it looks so artificial. But, I do like pink, so I secretly kinda like it.
    This bread looks dynamite Gina, and totally acceptable for vday. We need to eat something healthy too! Lovelovelove the roasted strawberries.
    And, seriously, your pictures are always my fav.

  2. Tina Muir

    Oh my, that looks wonderful!!! I wanna make that right now! I would pin it….but I cant find the pin button on your page! I will find it!

    I understand your thoughts on it being over the top, but isnt that the same with every holiday now haha? I love the simplicity of this as a valentines-y recipe, but it can also be enjoyed anytime!

    Thanks for sharing, I cant wait to try it after a run!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      If you don’t have the pinterest pin it button on your toolbar, the button on my site is in the “share it on” section right under the recipe :)

  3. Aparna B.

    I’m with you. Pinterest in general kind of irritates the hell out of me these days. I definitely don’t partake in the adult version of Valentines Day with pink or red shaped heart anything. Instead, my hubby and I are going to a bourbon tasting at a local place in town. That’s something we can all get behind, I think.

  4. Jillian

    FYI… Traditional Red Velvet is actually a cocoa-based cake with buttermilk (for moistness) and boiled beet juice (for color enhancement). It’s quite good if made this way. But it is most definitely NOT vanilla.

    And that is why the world goes crazy for it.

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Ah, so it’s just been completely bastardized with red food coloring instead these days. Well, that’s pretty much on par for how we roll in this country. Makes sense now!

    2. Erin

      I just wanted to agree with the defense of red velvet cake! My (southern) grandmother used to make it all the time, and it’s seriously the best cake I’ve ever had in my life to this day.

  5. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    I’m not super into the over-the-top pink confetti that Valentine’s Day brings, but I do like to indulge a bit in the festivities, mostly foods like chocolate, strawberry cupcakes and subtle pops of pink or red. This bread fits the bill just perfectly!

  6. Kira - HealthAble Old Soul

    I lOVE yogurt recipes! It makes the baking product so moist and delicious! I can not wait to add roasted strawberries and coconut!

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  9. Tracy*

    Are you able to substitute any gluten free flours to get the same/similar results ? if so, which would you recommend ?

    thanks !

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Hi Tracy- I haven’t tried it with any gluten free substitutions so I can’t really answer that. If I were to try, I’d probably go with oat flour.

  10. April

    Hi! This sounds delicious – I only have nonfat Greek yogurt at the moment. Would that still work in this recipe? Thanks!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      I’m sure it would, just might not be as moist without the fat content in the yogurt.

  11. HL

    I made this and subbed the greek yogurt with So Delicious’ Strawberry Banana coconut yogurt (to make it dairy-free), then reduced the maple syrup to 1 T…and it is SO GOOD! Thank you for the recipe :)

  12. t

    i subbed whole wheat floir with gluten free blend ans some xanthan gum. i didnt see what temp to bake at. i did 350 degrees for almost 60min and it was 👍 ty for yoir wonderful recipes.


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