Sunday, September 09, 2007

I'm going bananas and nutty

This post, and the previous, cap off my full fun weekend.
I had a bag of speckled bananas sooo... I found a new recipe to try w/ yogurt. It was good timing since this is Z's b-day week, he loves banana bread, he will have to have these for BK each AM. Do you think they won't be a favorite after this

Banana Bread
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter
3 egg whites
1 1/4 c. ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 c. plain or vanilla yogurt
1 t. vanilla
2 3/4 c. flour
1 1/4 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
3/4 c. chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar and butter. Stir in egg whites until well blended. Add bananas, yogurt, and vanilla. Beat till smooth. Mix in remaining ingredients except nuts just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into two 8” pans, greased. Bake 48 minutes. Cool five minutes and cool completely before slicing.

I love this recipe. Of course you could leave out the nuts if desired. I always use three bananas, regardless of the cup-age of it (it comes really close); it just makes it easier. I also cook them in four smaller loaf pans and it takes me a little longer than the 48 minutes, more like 53 or so. I almost love this more the next day, cooled in the fridge. YUM.

I got this recipe from
The above comments are hers here are mine: I sprinkled nuts on top of some before baking for the nutty look, I used peach yogurt because that is what I had and I used whole eggs because I was being lazy, I find quick breads tobe very forgiving of variations.:> Since I used this awesome mini loaf pan I was able to bake them in 20 minutes and have plenty to freeze. B let me know if you would like one?


-E said...

I love banana bread too. This photo makes me super hungry hehe.

Happy Weekend Snapshot.

sasha said...

Wow! I love banana breads and everything that has a taste of banana :)

Happy first weekend snapshot to us :)

mharia said...

that looks really yummy!!
yummy WS post. :)

enjoy the rest of the week!

Raquel said...

Hmmm, my mouth is watering. Yay, I am thinking of buying a banana cake or b-bread.


Banana bread does not only taste good but smells good too. And look at all those nuts on top of it. They are so yummy. Come on....pass some over.
Mine is up too. It's my first.

mousey said...

that is delicious. great idea I try one to impress my hub lol!

have a great week!

Carver said...

That looks delicious. I love banana nut bread.

Windowshopper said...

That looks really good! I wish I could bake or cook.

Windowshopper said...

BTW, I am also mixednuts of

Alison said...

Looks very tasty indeed!

ws said...

that is a yummy treat!


Britni said...

hmmm how about a recipe?

Ladynred said...

Wow! looks yummy. I love banana bread!

Kari said...

Hey! We're not that far away, as the crow flies. How about tossing one of those over here to me? They look so good. You know that boy can't eat all that - he won't fit into his football uniform! lol

erin said...

i'm glad you enjoyed the recipe! thanks for coming to visit our little food site. also, i love the addition of nuts on the top. i'm going to have to do that the next time i make it!

Britni said...

Bread or bread pan? I'd love either :) Banana bread is my favorite!

Jennie said...

wow these look amazing! i cannot wait to try them! love the yogurt idea! yummmmmmy!

Kayelyn said...

I have those same pans! I love them! They make perfect sized corn bread for each person, too!

I'm hungry now and I don't have any speckled bananas. Poor me.;)

Julie said...

Marcia,your banana-nutty bread looks yummy. I can just smell the sweet smell.

I will try to join this Weekend Snapshots next week since I got an invite too.

Please head over to my blog (exact url is included) because I have something nice waiting for you, :) Take care and have a great week!

Sandy Carlson said...

How awesome is that! Looks delicious and sounds it, too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

The Brandts said...

those look so yummy! Im trying my first attempt at zuchini bread tonight! wish me luck!