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When Life Throws You Bananas… February 28, 2011

Filed under: Bread — Luv What You Do @ 8:32 pm
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Make Banana Bread!

 

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I have a few favorite banana bread recipes to choose from, and this is my go to for the basic, classic bread.  There are only a few ingredients and I usually have them on hand.

 

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Combine the dry ingredients first.  I have made this with white flour or a mixture of wheat and white flour.

 

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Then mix the butter and sugar until well combined.  Add the eggs one at a time.  Then add in the mashed banana, yogurt, and vanilla.  I use my hand blender to mash up my banana and it works out well.  I used Greek yogurt because that is what I had in the house.  I have also used regular yogurt and sour cream, all of which work well.

 

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Add in the dry ingredients.  Using the mixer can be tough with breads. I recommend stopping just before everything is mixed and finish the mixing by hand.

 

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Pour the batter into a greased bread pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.  Get ready for a great smelling house.

 

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This is a beautiful bread, and it tastes amazing!

 

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A classic banana bread…the best thing to happen to rotten bananas!!!

 

Classic Banana Bread

From Cooking Light Magazine, SEPTEMBER 2003

Yield: 1 loaf, 14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

 

Ingredients

2  cups  all-purpose flour

3/4  teaspoon  baking soda

1/2  teaspoon  salt

1  cup  sugar

1/4  cup  butter, softened

2  large eggs

1 1/2  cups  mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)

1/3  cup  plain low-fat yogurt

1  teaspoon  vanilla extract

Cooking spray

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Nutritional Information
Calories:
187 (21% from fat)
Fat:
4.3g (sat 2.4g,mono 1.2g,poly 0.3g)
Protein:
3.3g
Carbohydrate:
34.4g
Fiber:
1.1g
Cholesterol:
40mg
Iron:
1mg
Sodium:
198mg
Calcium:
20mg
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2 Responses to “When Life Throws You Bananas…”

  1. […] must admit that this isn’t my favorite banana bread recipe***. I much prefer a Classic Banana Bread or this One Bowl Banana Bread recipe.  Which I will happily add cherries and walnuts (and […]


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