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One Bowl, No Mixer Low-Fat Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt

January 11, 2010

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My kids love Banana Bread so when we have overripe bananas they always get put to good use. My oldest son, Alec, has really taken to cooking lately (i hope he’s not going to be mad I wrote this). I was so busy in the kitchen tonight with lasagna and spaghetti that I said, “Why don’t you make it yourself?” He took a recipe of mine and modified it using no mixer, one bowl and stirred it all together at once. He substituted Greek yogurt for the buttermilk, and it came out great! He was so surprised and proud when it came out of the oven, and I was really excited and impressed. It’s a great recipe. I hope it is one of many of his to come.

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Low-Fat Banana Bread

Cook: 50 minutes
Yield: 12 to 14 servings
Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
11/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Cooking spray
Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, butter, eggs, bananas, yogurt and vanilla in a large bowl, mixing well. Pour batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes 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.



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6 Responses to “One Bowl, No Mixer Low-Fat Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt”
Donna Askenazi says:
February, 09 2010at 09:34 am
I made this last night and it was awesome. Gave some to my neighbor's and everyone loved it.
January, 12 2010at 03:49 pm
Ooh, this looks so yummy! Now I know what to do with those overripe bananas on my counter! Love the addition of Greek yogurt.
Julie says:
April, 04 2011at 09:03 pm
Omg!!!! My family loved it. I tweaked it an added 1/2c Greek yogurt. I also added some cocoa to make it "chocolate banana bread". So easy. Love it!! Yhx
Julie says:
April, 04 2011at 09:03 pm
Omg!!!! My family loved it. I tweaked it an added 1/2c Greek yogurt. I also added some cocoa to make it "chocolate banana bread". So easy. Love it!! Thx
March, 25 2012at 09:00 am
Starla, that is a great idea!
starla says:
March, 24 2012at 10:00 am
This was very good. I used 1/2 c greek yogurt. Added cinammon, nutmeg, and clove, and a bunch of chopped nuts.

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