Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Banana Bread Remix





Kristina from Stonyfield Farms was kind enough to send me some coupons so I could sample Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt. Many of you have posted some wonderful recipes incorporating the Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, so of course I told Kristina "YES"! I was thrilled that she contacted me. The Oikos Greek Organic Yogurt is phenomenal! It has the consistency of sour cream which I love, and a tart fresh flavor. The Oikos Greek Organic Yogurt has definitely become a staple in out household.

Last September I posted Banana Pecan Bread which is one of my husband's favorites. I've had a yen for baking with bananas (thanks Debbie!) and decided to morph this recipe and use the yogurt and lighten the calories in this bread just a tad. The bread was moist and held together very well.
Let me show you what I did!
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease a bread pan.
Melt one stick of butter and allow butter to cool.

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Set aside.
Mash 2 over ripe bananas with a fork, but let them have a little bit of texture.
Place two over ripe bananas in a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of sugar.

Using your wire whisk attachment, whip the banana and the sugar for three minutes to obtain a light, fluffy banana cream.

Slow speed down to "stir" and add the melted butter, 2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and one 5.3 ounce container of Oikos Organic Vanilla Yogurt to the banana cream mixture. Scrap down the sides of the bowl, then add the dry ingredients and turn on mixer and blend just enough to evenly combine. then fold in the mashed banana. Turn into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

Allow to cool for about 20 minutes before removing from the pan.

I really don't think you'll have to do Pilates after eating this little slice of heaven.

54 comments:

Marjie said...

Of course, no Pilates will be required. This is a healthy food. Silly girl!

Claudia said...

I need to work out after munching on iceberg lettuce. But that's another story. This looks so wonderful - I adore banana bread in all its guises. I am smelling the aroma and tasting it and seeing how much yogurt I have left...lovely recipe.

Ginger said...

Katherine,

OK!! Your banana bread sounds incredible!! SUNDAY is my triathlon so I am eating and eating!! Thank you for sharing! I am making your banana bread tomorrow!! Yea!!

the ungourmet said...

Katherine,

Wonderful choice for the Oikos! I love banana bread and bet the yogurt made it so moist.

Calm In The Kitchen said...

You read my mind. I just got some coupons of my own and I was just thinking about banana bread.

Thanks for the recipe change-up!

Dawn said...

this is way healthier than mine!!

gigi said...

Looks like a great idea for saving a few calories. I was just reading on another blog where they replaced the shortening in the recipe with white beans that had been in the blender. One way to get some protien in your diet.

Jennifer said...

Love the OIKOS-very creative and saliva worthy

Lynda said...

This looks fantastic! I love the idea of using this yogurt in Banana bread and other baked goods! Great idea!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

When you join the PJ Party in NC
bring BREADS !! Better yet, we will let you be the cook! HA!

Cathy said...

oooh - healthy banana bread. I tend to eat the bananas without letting them get mushy enough for banana bread, but may have to try saving some this weekend!

Sweta said...

Banana bread:love it.Oikos:love it. And oikos in banana bread-I"M IN LOVE ;)

Bunny said...

The bread looks wonderful, I only wish I could get this yogurt in our store. I have coupons too but can't get the yogurt!! UGH!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Wonderful banana bread, sounds really good with Oikos!

Chef E said...

I can imagine if sour cream makes something moist and delish; then this must be even better...I want something sweet, and just picked up my yogurt last week, so I am raiding my hubbys banana bowl! Looks good...

Selba said...

The banana bread looks so amazing!

girlichef said...

Great use of the Oikos...this sounds awesome!!

Donna-FFW said...

Love all things baked with bananas. Ive never tried banana bread with yogurt .. must try.. nice Katherine..

Claudia said...

I am loving these recipes with yogurt. I left you an award Katherine - on Italian cook today - I couldn't resist. I think I have printed out half your blog!

Hornsfan said...

Katherine this is a great twist on banana bread - I can't wait to sub some tasty greek yogurt in mine!

Marguerite said...

Looks absolutely delicious, as always and nice and light.Looks like you mastered the Firefox problem.

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

I'm sure the addition of the Greek yogurt helps to make a perfect moist banana bread. Thanks for sharing. It looks sooooooo good. You're right, Pilates not required ;)

Cairo Typ0 said...

I adore banana bread! I've never thought of incorporating yogurt into the recipe before. YUM!

Sophie said...

MMMMM...I love this version! My husband & I love it too! YUm Yum Yum,...you can't have enough banana breads recipes!

Debbie said...

Hi Katherine!! I also received those coupons - now I know what I will be doing with them. Thanks! That banana bread looks so pretty and delicious. You know that I just HAVE to try this. I'll have to get the yogurt this weekend and make the bread. I always have extra bananas hanging around here..

Jane In The Jungle said...

That looks so good. I have never seen this type of yogurt, which store are you finding it in?

sherri said...

Even I would do pilates for a slice (or 3) of this!

teresa said...

This looks great! I love using yogurt in bread, it takes the guilt taste out of it! Delicious!

TavoLini said...

mmmm :) I probably will have to do pilates, though, as I don't think I'd be able to stop after just one piece!

Elra said...

Sounds delicious Katherine.

Pam said...

It looks so moist and delicious - I am loving this bread.

Chris said...

I'm not a big fan of banana nut bread, but my family LOVES it.

Speaking of things my family loves....Alexis has made your summer corn 4 times now, the boys love it.

buffalodick said...

Simply excellent! Yogurt and sour cream are both underestimated as a cooking ingredient...

Reeni♥ said...

One of my favorite things in the whole world! This looks scrumptious with the Oikos in it, so moist and tender.

Juliana said...

Wow, the banana bread with yogurt in it must be so moist...looks so yummie. My husband would love it, since he is a big fan of banana bread. Great pictures as well.

Cathy said...

I love Oikos yogurt too - don't know why it took me so long to discover Greek yogurt! This banana bread looks incredible - I am definitely trying it!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Mmm, looks delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

But I'd probably have to do Pilates after I eat the whole loaf!

Debbie said...

I love Stonyfield Farms products. They are delish!

Kristen said...

This looks so lovely - I just wish my little one wouldn't eat up all the bananas before I have a chance to bake with any of them :o)

MaryBeth said...

This looks perfect....

Netts Nook said...

Katherine your bread looks perfect I am always trying new recipes for banana bread.

Penny said...

What a wonderful version of banana bread. Will have to try. Pilates? what are pilates?

tamilyn said...

I need to get me some of that yogurt-everyone is posting about it :)

Greg C said...

I make that every year for people like the mail lady. They have come to expect us to do it. Make sure and use ripe bananas.

Joanne said...

I love banana bread but have never thought to add Greek yogurt to it to lighten it up. Sounds good!

Aggie said...

I love greek yogurt!! I eat it almost daily with some berries and slivered almonds and honey....so good!

your banana bread looks awesome! I bet it smelled great!

Bridgett said...

Banana bread is one of those great comfort foods for me. I love it and it reminds me of my grandmother as she always had some on her counter. I just got a kit from Stonyfield Farms so I am excited to get going on some recipes as well. This looks fantastic Katherine!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks so good! Must be super moist with the yogurt!

Steph said...

The banana cream sounds interesting. I wish I saw your post earlier because I just made banana bread. I would have given your technique a try.. now I have to patiently wait for the bananas to ripen at our house. We love our fruits, so they'll probably be gone before i get a chance.

Gladys said...

Katherine I have a recipe for a killer Orange Yogart Cake. Since I am on this new eating lifestyle I can not have it but I will be happy to share my recipe with you. Just let me know. I use homemade yogart but Greek Yogart works too.

Maria said...

That yogurt is my favorite!

Apartments in Manila said...

thanks for the recipe.. :-)

boracay island philippines said...

Your loaf looks so perfect..