Greek Yogurt Banana Bread Recipe

Hellloo September!  I have finally come to terms that summer is officially over and I’m starting to embrace the changing of seasons.   I will miss the warm summer nights, swimming, BBQ’s and all the fun that summer holds, but I’m looking forward to bonfires, pumpkin patches, Halloween, and cozy nights in.  Right around this time of year I start to get the itch to bake more.  There’s something so comforting and joyful about the family gathering in the kitchen with aroma of yummy things baking in the oven and the anticipation and excitement of eating soon.  One of my favorite things to bake this time of year is banana bread.  In effort of trying to provide healthier options for myself and family, I was on the hunt to find a healthier alternative to traditional banana bread that is often loaded with sugar, yet still tastes AMAZING!  Because I don’t want to sacrifice taste when it comes to some of my favorite eats!  I came across this delicious and healthy recipe from Running with Spoons and had to share!

Author: Amanda- Running with Spoons

Yields: 12 Slices

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c. All-Purpose Flour

1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 tsp. Salt

2 Eggs, lightly beaten

2 lg. Ripe Bananas (1 cup mashed)

1/2 c. Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1/4 c. Maple Syrup

1/4 c. Brown Sugar*

Optional add-ins: 1/2 c. chocolate chips/raisins/nuts/etc.

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and lightly grease a 9×5 bread pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir until well combined and set aside.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Add mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and brown sugar.  Stir until well combined.
  4. Poor the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir gently.  Do not over mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan, spreading it out evenly, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes:

*Depending on how sweet you want your bread to be, you can easily leave out the brown sugar and just use maple syrup, especially if you add chocolate chips.

 

Enjoy!

Kristyn Haster

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Kristyn Haster

Kristyn Haster is a Lifestyle Blogger, Weight Loss Trainer and Self-Confidence Coach living in Boulder, Colorado. As Editor of LiveLethal.com (Crazy Confident You) Blog, she helps woman break out of their shells, gain total confidence and fall in love with life again.

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