Greek Yogurt & Oatmeal Banana Bread

Banana bread

I have little toddlers that love to eat.  Not quite where it all goes, but their appetite is the main reason it is absolutely necessary for us to shop at Costco.  I am lucky they like to eat healthy foods, at least!  My new trick is I have been adding flax and other forms of fiber to anything I can: smoothies, pancakes, etc.   Just be careful at first…haha.

We like to have banana bread on hand for a quick breakfast or snack.  I have tried many different banana bread recipes.  Some are too dry, some are mushy in the middle and some are just plain tasteless.  I finally came up with a recipe that is perfect!  We usually make 3 loaves at a time, it freezes really well.

Greek Yogurt & Oatmeal Banana Bread

Makes: 1 loaf, 3 mini loaves

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg beaters)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup plain oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plain 0% Greek yogurt
  •  3-4 bananas, mashed (check for markdown bananas at the store!)

Mix it up!

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. With a mixer (or by hand in a bowl), combine the butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix until combined completely.
  4. In a small bowl add flour, salt, soda, oatmeal and flax.  Mix it up with a spoon ans slowly add to big bowl.  Mix for a minute or so to combine.
  5.  Add yogurt and bananas.
  6. Coat bread pan with cooking spray.  Pour into a bread pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.  I always cook it a bit longer than expected to get the center cooked.  It won’t burn, it adds a great crust to the bread.
  • For a nice touch, add a sprinkle of raw sugar on the top before baking or mini chocolate chips!

Enjoy!

What’s your favorite bread to make?

 

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