Monday, October 8, 2012

Heart Healthy Banana Bread

The first cool weather brings lots of good things to the Rural Living farm like creating homemade soups filled with garden fresh vegetables and the opportunity to bake some wonderful things that the summer heat prevents. The aroma of fruit breads and spices are just the right combination to announce that the fall season has arrived.

Tonight I spied some bananas that were past their aesthetic prime and I decided to try my hand at creating a heart healthier version of banana bread. I am not the best when it comes to quick breads. The chickens have eaten more of my experiments than I can count. None the less I tried, and I was glad I did. This version is wonderfully moist and full of flavor! 

Banana Bread

1 c self rising flour
2 c whole wheat flour
1 1/3 c sugar
1 tsp soda
1 tlb cinnamon

Mix the dry ingredients together in a big glass bowl
2 eggs
1 Yoplait Greek yogurt - honey vanilla flavor
5-6 brown bananas
1/3 c olive oil

In a blender/Ninja or simply with your mixer blend the "wet" ingredients.
Fold the wet into the dry and mix well. Pour into 2 -3 loaf pans and bake 375 for 20 min or so. This recipe also makes 6 mini loaves. 

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