I promised several days ago to post the banana bread recipe I use, and I keep forgetting! So here it is! Enjoy!
Banana Bread 2c all-purpose flour 3/4tsp baking soda 1/2tsp salt 1/4c butter, softenend 1c sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2c mashed ripe bananas 1/3c plain low-fat yogurt 1tsp vanilla extract
*Preheat oven to 350.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Set aside.
Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about a minute). Add eggs, one 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 8 1/2 x 4 1/2" loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 1 hour, or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely in wire rack.
***I use a little less sugar, about 3/4c, just because the yogurt I buy isn't always low fat. I also add chocolate chips to my batter, about a handful or so. Another reason I reduce the sugar a little!***
****Another variation I've done is to have 1c mashed bananas, and 1/2c of mashed strawberries, to make strawberry-banana bread. This is tasty in the summer!****