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Blueberry Almond Yogurt Banana Bread
Thursday, May 7, 2009 | Time: 6:59 AM

I love putting yogurt in banana bread! Yogurt just adds a delicious creamy-moistness. Mmm! This is a wonderful recipe, specifically for using yogurt.
I made a batch of this and divided it into two freezer bags, labeling them for later. That way when I want some sweets I can just grab it out and bake it :) You could, of course, just bake a couple of loaves and freeze them, which is really faster. But I'm using the oven for other stuff, so this is just easier.

Blueberry Almond Yogurt Banana Bread
adapted from RecipeZaar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe banana (about 3 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup yogurt (I used vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 chopped almonds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (or get a couple of freezer bags ready).
Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, beating well. Beat in bananas and vanilla until well blended. Stir dry ingredients together and combine with first mixture. Stir in yogurt and nuts. Pour into 2 small greased loaf pans or one large pan (or freezer bags).
Bake for about 1 hour for small loves or 70-80 minutes for larger.

This bread bakes a little longer than some banana breads. The yogurt adds a lot of moisture, so it takes a little longer to get done! Its sooooo worth it though.
These would make wonderful muffins, too.
You could use any kind of yogurt. I've seen a lot of banana breads with plain yogurt. I've also had success making this bread with a single-serving cup of flavored yogurt (such as peach!). Lots of room for creativity with this one.

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