Blueberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread.

What do you do when the bananas are turning black on your counter?   You bake, of course!  This latest loaf of bread is a healthy alternative to traditional breads made with oil, and includes Greek yogurt and bananas to create a delicious moist bread that you will not be able to stop eating. 

Blueberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

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Ingredients:  (makes one loaf)

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Start by combining flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. 

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In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork until they are gooey and liquid-like.

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Add eggs, sugars, and vanilla…

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And a dollop of Greek yogurt!

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Whisk until everything is well combined and there are no lumps.

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Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.  At this point, fold in the fresh (or frozen) blueberries!

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Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and distribute evenly.

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Pop into the oven and bake for one hour, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. 

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One hour later…golden deliciousness!

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I could not WAIT to dig into this.  Transfer to a cooling rack and (try to) let the bread cool for at least ten minutes before slicing.

IMG_0500 (640x427)  Oooey gooey blueberry bread!  The combination of using bananas and Greek yogurt makes this bread so dense and moist – a perfect hearty texture.

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Smeared with a little Earth Balance while still piping hot…

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This is a great way to use all of those summer blueberries that are overflowing in the grocery stores this month. 

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Good thing I got to try a few pieces out of the oven… I had big plans to enjoy this loaf for upcoming breakfasts and over the weekend, but sadly one of my dogs decided he would eat the entire loaf in the 30 seconds I had my back turned.  I’m looking at you, Huey.

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Store carefully away from predatory pets, and enjoy!

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