Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

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Ingredients

  1. 3/4 c sugar
  2. 1/2 c brown sugar
  3. 2 T unsalted butter, room temperature
  4. 2 eggs, room temperature
  5. 1/4 c applesauce
  6. 1 lb very ripe bananas, mashed (about 3)
  7. 1 c Greek yogurt (whole, 2% or nonfat)
  8. 1 t vanilla
  9. 2 1/4 c flour
  10. 1 1/2 t baking soda
  11. 1 t cinnamon
  12. 1/4 t salt
  13. dash cloves
  14. dash nutmeg
  15. 1/3 c chopped walnuts or mini chocolate chips
  16. nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325°F.
  2. Cut the butter into small chunks and place in a large mixing bowl along with the sugar and brown sugar.
  3. Use an electric mixer to beat together the butter and sugar for a few minutes.
  4. Make sure the butter is fully integrated into the sugar and the mixture becomes small, even sized crumbs.
  5. Add the eggs and applesauce to the bowl and continue to mix till smooth.
  6. In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork till smooth.
  7. Add the mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, and vanilla to the bowl
  8. Use a spatula to stir the mixture till smooth.
  9. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cloves and nutmeg.
  10. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to make a thick batter. Don't over mix, a few lumps are okay.
  11. Fold in the chopped walnut or chocolate chips.
  12. Grease two loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  13. Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
  14. Bake the banana bread for 45-55 minutes, turning once halfway through baking, till the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. If the top of the bread browns faster than it bakes, cover with foil for the remainder of baking time.

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Serves: 16
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Course: Breakfast/Brunch,Dessert
Type of Food: Bread,Cake/Cupcake,Vegetarian
Key Ingredient: Bananas
Difficulty: 1 - Easy
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Oven Bake
Themes/Holidays: Easter,Tea Party

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