8.15.2008

Fresh Banana Bread!

Good morning!  We're getting a jump on the weekend with a yummy breakfast.  I just found this banana bread recipe, and I am in love!  It's from Cooking Light magazine, so I don't feel so bad about eating two slices for breakfast!  The bread is mild and sweet, and the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves gives it a wonderful flavor with the bananas.  I usually add a side of fruit and some hot tea or coffee.  Nina loves it too.  Looking forward to this breakfast has gotten me out of bed a few mornings this week when I just didn't feel like it!

So, I will leave you with this recipe and hope that you have a wonderful weekend!  I'll be back bright and early Monday morning!

Healthy Banana Bread
from Cooking Light 

1/2 cup sugar
5 tablespoons butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 (6-ounce) carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
3/4 cup ripe mashed bananas (about 1 1/2 bananas)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat until well blended (about 5 minutes).  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.  Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves.  Add flour mixture and yogurt alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Fold in bananas and vanilla.  Pour batter into an 8x4 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes in pan, then remove from pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.  

Yield: 10 servings (204 calories each serving)


10 comments:

Lisa & Gerald said...

Sounds real yummy I have a few banana's in the freezer waiting to be used up may be this weekend I will try making it !
Thanks for sharing!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Genny said...

I love baking banana bread! This recipe looks great! And your blog is just so pretty. Have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle said...

I will make this tonight, maybe it will encourage me to wake up early on a Saturday, LOL! Have a great weekend.

Michelle

Shannon said...

Sounds yummy!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Looks yummy and I've got some bananas ready for that recipe.

Christy said...

I'm going to give this recipe a try. It looks yummy! Banana bread is one of my favorites.

Where did you get the sign with the chalkboard on it?

Have a great weekend!

Jodee Leader said...

That looks delicious! I love banana bread!

Have a great weekend!

Lacy said...

I just found your blog and love you! Your so cute and I love your decor. Great job with the canvases! Ill be back a bunch more!

So wishing I had some warm banana bread! Yummy!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Hey Carrie!
Thank you for sharing your Banana Bread Recipe! I made a loaf tonight! It's so Good and easy to make! Im going to post about this yummy banana Bead!
Hope you had a great weekend!
Hugs

Ginger said...

Yummy i love this reipe thank you so much for sharing it with us!
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hugs ginger