By akcooker on January 16, 2005
Photo by Rebel_mc
Photo by Rebel_mc
"My husband never like banana bread until I developed this uniquely textured version made with yogurt. These loaves freeze well: wrap in foil and freeze; thaw in foil until room temperature."
Serving Size: 1 (1101 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I have tried many, many banana bread recipes over the years and really found this one to be about the best. I almost always modify a recipe as I enjoy the experimentation. My simple changes included adding generous amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg, extra vanilla; I also used a greek vanilla yogurt. For nuts, I used very finely processed pecans, which I then toasted. I know some reviewers felt toasting had little impact, but I do think it heightens the flavor of the pecans -- plus it's so easy to do in a toaster oven. I have a definite sweet tooth, but try to reduce the amount of sugar we eat whenever possible, so I used a generous half cup of Splenda, a 1/4 cup of white sugar and a 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Like others, it didn't take as long to bake, which I did so in a 370 oven. Thanks so much for a truly great recipe. My husband, my son and I all enjoyed it and I encourage anyone to try this one next if you're in search of a delicious banana bread!"
"Ooops! Did not read the comments before trying this recipe. The recipe is fine but when I checked the big loaf pan after 65 mins it was overdone by about 10 mins. Yikes. Would be nice if the original recipe instructions for baking time could be changed."
"Loving it! Favourite banana bread to date. Used roasted pecans and 3 black bananas I had squirreled away in the freezer. Also added nutmeg. Cooked for 55mins on 180 Celsius. Moist :)"
"Followed this recipe but modified it with 3 cups brown sugar, 6 bananas-sliced, not mashed, and a cup of Strawberry yoghurt-the only one available in the fridge. I also added a cup of dried cranberry. My Sliced Banana-Cranberry Bread was an instant hit! Moist, and yummy. My family agrees that it's an improved taste from a former recipe which asked for 2 cups of flour, 2 eggs and mashed bananas."
"I made this bread/cake a couple of times now. We love it!!!"
"YUMMY!!!! Made a twisted version...instead of plain yogurt I used coconut, added a little chocolate chips and cinnamon and OMG...family and friends want me to bake this for them weekly!!! Will never use any other recipe again!!!"
"I have made this countless times and it is always very moist inside with crispy edges...delicious! The recipe is somewhat flexible. I've made with plain or vanilla yogurt, regular or whole wheat flour, more or less bananas, extra yogurt (1 cup), walnuts or pecans, and it's tasty every time. Watch this closely, the cooking time in the recipe was far too long and first batch I ever made burned on the outside (the inside was still moist and yummy!). My large loaf in a glass pan cooks in 50-60 minutes. I will never make dry banana bread again with this go-to recipe!!"
"awesome recipe! Love it!"
"Yumalicious! Easy recipe to master. Instead of plain yogurt and vanilla extract, I used banana yogurt which just added more flavor."
"It was quite delicious although I think I'll cut the amount of sugar next time and we used low fat yogurt and Smart Balance Butter and it still came out excellent! Next time I want to cut the sugar and try fat free yogurt. I also cut the baking time to 1 hour ten min. for one loaf in a 9x5 glass loaf pan."
"I've been using a ton of yogurt in my cooking cuz it's so good for you and so I searched for a recipe like this one. I doubled the recipe and the only thing is that 80 minutes was a little too long. I actually took them out at @ 70 minutes and they were already dark. Next time I will watch them closer and take them out @ about 60 minutes. Beside the darker edges, the bread is awesome!! I added 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and 1 tsp of cinn. to the batch and they are fabulous. I will always use this recipe!!"
"Just tried this recipe, and it is delicious! I've been looking around for a good banana bread recipe, and this is the best I've found so far. Thank you!"
"I added more bananas than noted but I really think the yogurt made this very very moist. It is a sure thing for me to use this recipe so why switch! Thanks for the recipe!"
"Easy and quite tasty. I used butter (I love its flavor) and added about 1/3 cup plumped raisins (simmer in water or microwave for a few minutes), and sprinkled the top with oatmeal rather than wheat germ. I would like to try substituting some whole wheat flour for the white flour (would have to use very large eggs or add some additional yogurt to prevent dryness), or substitute blenderized dry oatmeal for some of the flour. This bread toasted very nicely and made a fantastic breakfast bread. Toasting the nuts in a dry pan for a few minutes is always worth the time as it adds such richness. Raw nuts are just not the same. I used a combination of walnuts and pecans to use up what I had but would probably prefer pecans only the next time."