Make Banana Bread!
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.
Combine the dry ingredients first. I have made this with white flour or a mixture of wheat and white flour.
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.
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.
Pour the batter into a greased bread pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. Get ready for a great smelling house.
This is a beautiful bread, and it tastes amazing!
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)
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
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.
187 (21% from fat)
4.3g (sat 2.4g,mono 1.2g,poly 0.3g)