Remember when bananas were friggin’ expensive?
Remember when everyone knew you were rich or insane if you were caught paying $2.50 for one banana? Yup. ONE BLOODY BANANA!
Thankfully, those dark days are behind us and we can once again rejoice on the over abundance of the fleshy long (curved) yellow fruit that springs forth (did your mind just go there?).
In celebration of my love with bananas (hah!), I’ve previously posted a few banana related baking recipes (i.e. Banana Bread and Banana Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting).
A couple of weeks back, I had a few sad looking black bananas which I had kept in the freezer. Summer this year has wrecked havoc on keeping fruits and veggies out in the open air for long periods of time.
With a tub of Greek Yoghurt in hand, I wondered if I would be able to replicate something healthier in regards to banana bread.
This resulted in a quick google search on available recipes, and adapting them to suit the items in my pantry 🙂
Greek Yoghurt Banana Bread Recipe
(Recipe is adapted from various Greek Yoghurt Banana Bread recipe’s and Ms I-Hua’s Banana Bread Recipe)
3 ripened Bananas (mashed)
1 cup of Greek Style Yoghurt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
125g Butter (soften)
1 1/2 cups of Plain Flour
1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
1 teaspoon of Nutmeg (ground)
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon (ground)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
In a mixing bowl, whip butter and sugar until it forms a creamy texture.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract to form a smooth consistency. Add in the mashed bananas, yogurt and all dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour into a greased bread loaf pan.
As an option, you can sprinkle/dust more cinnamon powder on top of the mixture for a stronger hit of the spicy aroma.
Bake for 35-45 minutes. Check with a toothpick (or a satay stick). If the stick comes out smooth and clean, the bread is done.
Let rest on a wire rack for around 10-15 minutes. Serve fresh with butter, more yoghurt or nutella (or cream cheese!).
The bread was an instant hit at work and everyone was surprised that I had made it with Greek Yogurt.
It was also flatter than the normal banana bread I make, but certainly more moist.
A luscious and an indulgent afternoon tea delight 🙂
Haha oh yes, I remember those good ol’ Cyclone Larry days. My dad is a rare breed of Asian because he HATES bananas so while everyone was complaining about how expensive bananas are, he was smirking. Heh.
How nice and generous of you to share it with your work mates 🙂
The lovely tart yogurt would go so beautifully with the sweetness of the banana- yummo! Great job indeed!
I always bring baked items for them.. as I don’t really eat cakes and the likes!
Oooh look at that styling. 😉
And yes! I remember the dark days of the expensive bananas… I didn’t eat a banana for over a year. 🙁
Missing oven mitts 😛
Never speak of those dark, dark days again! Cheap bananas are how the world is supposed to be and how it should always be. Yay for banana bread!
Begone foul memory!
Yes my mind just went there lol. xD It’s good to meet a fellow banana baking fan. $2.50 for a banana? Wow! Bananas have risen in prices here before but they’ve never gotten that high, just wow! I would probably go bananas (pun intended) give my love for the sweet treat in everything from fruit salads, shakes, banana chocolate chip muffins, and bread (of course). This recipe looks great and so easy to make! I’m already hungry lol. It’ll be perfect for some coffee in the office. 🙂 I’ll also definitely be hitting the pages later for those delicious looking Banana Muffins with Pink Cream Cheese Frosting. Bananas here I come!
Quick question Ms I-Uha. Does it have to be greek yogurt? Unfortunately it’s not that common a product here.
Hmm perhaps low-fat yoghurt? I’m not too sure what you can replace it with, a quick Google search might help! Good luck 🙂
Confirmed! Used regular tropical fruits yogurt. Results: Perfectly delicious banana bread (no one in my house believed it was made with yogurt either hehe). 🙂
Ohhh which flavour did you use?
Pineapple and papaya. It made a rather nice compliment. 🙂
Oh very nice *claps*
Hee hee hee.. oops! Sorry for making your brain go there 😛
This would make such good toast topped with peanut butter.
Anything would be good for you if topped with peanut butter 😛
Except orange chocolate.
I am so PROUD of you 🙂 You are baking heaps lately! WOO HOO! Bake more bake more bake more 😀 I love banana bread, I purposely buy them and let them go black just so I can bake with them hehe ~
I have no idea what’s gotten into me!
Ooh – that bread looks so moist and fluffy! I love baking with bananas – and Greek yogurt too, yummmm!
That’s the way uhuh uhuh, I like it, uhuh uhuh!
We didn’t have that problem in Europe, but wow what a high price to pay for one banana. Yes, good thing rates for you are back to normal. I love baking with yoghurt so your recipe really appeals to me. Thanks for sharing!
Hahaha so lucky. We had that problem because one cyclone wiped it all out 🙁
This styling looks so rubbish compared to the NEW I-HUA! ;P
BAHAHA this was the beginning! I AM THE PIONEER OF THE OVEN MITTS!