Love banana bread as much as me? Well this one’s for you! Super moist and delicious!…I swear it’s the yogurt.
- 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
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Extra butter for pan greasing
And here we go…
First thing’s first, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In another large bowl (one with room for your first bowl’s ingredients as well) mix sugar and butter with a mixer on medium speed for about a minute. Next, add the eggs, one by one. Make sure you separate your eggs in a smaller bowl before hand to make sure you get any bloody ones…you may think, “this never happens!” but when it happens to you, and you have to start your recipe all over, you will not be happy! Anyways…add the eggs and then add the bananas, yogurt, walnuts, and vanilla. Make sure you thoroughly mix before slowly adding in your flour/baking soda mixture. Once you mix in the flour, you’re ready to butter that pan baby! You can use cooking spray, but eh…I like butter better! This recipe can fit in an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan, but I prefer to use a bundt pan because it makes it look so pretty and professional! Bake about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until you can poke it with a toothpick and have the toothpick come out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then flip and cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Now, while that’s cooling, let’s make some yummy cream cheese icing to top it all off!
- 4 oz. cream cheese (1 package)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 1/2 – 4 cups powdered sugar
Make sure you soften the cream cheese before you start…but that doesn’t mean put it in the microwave! Mix cream cheese, vanilla extract, and milk in a bowl. Whisk in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Drizzle over banana bread, and ENJOY!