Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Classic Banana Bread

Seems from time to time I have 3 bananas that are going to go bad soon if I don't do something with them quickly. Since I need the nutritional info and try to eat healthy, this recipe fits the bill and is yummy! Moist too!

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

1 loaf, 14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 187(21% from fat); FAT 4.3g (sat 2.4g,mono 1.2g,poly 0.3g); IRON 1mg; CHOLESTEROL 40mg; CALCIUM 20mg; CARBOHYDRATE 34.4g; SODIUM 198mg; PROTEIN 3.3g; FIBER 1.1g


4ever4some said...

My mom always made banana bread and sweet potato bread growing up. Oh what a yummy comfort food. I'm enjoying your blog.
Felicia (Ava's mommy)

sara said...

that doens't sound bad at all...and I LOVE banana bread.

If I have bananas that are about to go south, I throw them in a smoothie :)