Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
This is the best version of banana bread I've ever made... It has granola added to make it extra tasty!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup granola cereal (I used coconut almond)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 large ripe bananas
- 1⁄4 cup plain yogurt or 1⁄4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 2 large eggs, beaten lightly
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix first six ingredients in a large bowl.
- Melt butter and set aside to cool.
- If the bananas aren't overripe, slice and add to butter in a saucepan while it melts and the will soften and be easier to mash.
- Lightly beat 2 eggs in a medium size bowl and add the yogurt, vanilla, banana and butter and mix.
- Carefully fold banana mixture into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until mixture is combined. do not overmix.
- Pour mixture into a greased 9x5x3 regular loaf pan or a greased and floured non-stick loaf pan.
- Bake at 350°F for 55 minutes or until toothpick comes away clean on lower middle oven rack.
- Cool for 10 minutes before moving to wire rack.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
This was good but not the "best" I've ever had. I used Trader Joe's Pecan Praline Granola. I had very over ripe and tasty bananas but found the bread plain and flavorless besides the banana. The instructions step 2 should say Mix the first "seven" ingredients in a large bowl. Thanks for the recipe. Made for Alphabet Soup Game.
I love banana bread and was intrigued by the addition of granola in your recipe. I actually made this twice today. The first time without granola (which was a fine loaf), but our dog jumped up on the counter and knocked it to the ground! I bought some Quaker Oats granola (I like the brand), added a few tablespoons coconut, and omitted the cinnamon.I liked the texture the granola and coconut gave the second loaf. For some reason it seemed like it enhanced the brown sugar in the flavor. Yogurt gives baked goods a nice texture and this bread did cut nicely, without crumbling. I'll keep an eye out for more of your recipes. Roxygirl