12. April 2013 · Comments Off on Our New Banana Bread Recipe · Categories: Recipes

I totally invented my own pretty healthy banana bread recipe yesterday.  And the results are amazing, my husband said so.  🙂

2 cups all-purpose flour (eventually, I want to try some whole wheat flour)

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon of salt (I used kosher)

3/4 cup maple sugar (use combo of brown and white cane sugar here and increase to a cup)

1 and 1/4 sticks of butter

2 large eggs

3 mashed ripe bananas

1/3 cup vanilla yogurt (or use plain yogurt and add a teaspoon of vanilla extract)

1/4 cup ground flax seed (can omit)

3/4 cup chopped walnuts (can omit)

Preheat the oven to 350degrees

Cream butter and sugar together in mixer, add eggs and mix.  Add the bananas and yogurt, mix until blended.  This is unconventional, but I add the salt, baking soda, and flax, mix until blended.  Then I add the flour and just mix it until incorporated.  Lightly mix in walnuts.

Use a greased loaf pan.  Bake at least an hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean.

A note here, my oven is crazy so it took an hour and twenty minutes to cook this, the toothpick never came out perfectly clean.  Yet after letting the loaf sit under foil for about an hour, this bread was amazing and done!