Great Banana Bread


Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

Makes 1 loaf

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt (Greek yogurt is best)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray

Note: If you like things a little sweeter add another 1/4 cup of sugar.

Best Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread

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Preheat oven to 350°F.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8½ x 4½-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Allow to cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

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