I am trying a recipe from a tweet I saw today @lilsunnykitchen. The picture of the banana bread posted looks delicious, and the ingredients intrigued me, so I thought I would give it a try. Doesn’t it look scrumptious!
I have to say I have been making Banana Bread since I was a child, and I have never made it with the ingredients listed in this recipe. I usually use the same tried and true recipe that my grandmother passed down to my mother, and I have passed down to my daughters. I am not sure where that recipe originated, it is just hand written on a piece of worn and stained paper. It actually has had to be re-written a few times because it gets used so much.
The way I have always made banana bread, you start with the wet ingredients, and then add in the dry ingredients slowly, then lastly add the bananas. Little Sunny Kitchen does it differently, which I thought was interesting. I hope it works out! I am writing this post as it bakes in the oven.
I have to apologize that I did not have all the ingredients, and I have improvised as I usually do, I hope no one takes offence 🙂
- 2 bananas ripe ( I used 3 that I had in the freezer)
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour ( I used whole wheat flour)
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup yoomoo vanilla frozen yogurt? ( I used a little more than 3/4 cup greek vanilla yogurt)
- 50 ml agave syrup ( I don’t know what this is, and so it was omitted)
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 3/4 cup walnuts
Combine flour with salt, and set aside for later.
Beat eggs and add mashed bananas, yogurt, brown sugar and lemon juice. Mix well until combined.
- Then add the baking soda to this mixture? What??? … Ok,
- But oops, I guess my grandmother was speaking to me, as I didn’t add the brown sugar till the next step.
To me this is totally in the wrong order, I have never put the bananas in first, but I am going with it.
4. Add dry ingredients (brown sugar, salt and flour mixture) to the wet ingredients.
5. Add crushed walnuts, and pour into a loaf pan.
I always use a loaf pan when making banana bread.
6. Bake for 40 mins at 375 degrees.
The timing was perfect, I inserted the toothpick and it came out clean.
and OMG, delicious!
This Banana Bread is healthier than my grandmothers recipe as it is made with yogurt, there is no butter listed, and I used less sugar than usual: 3/4 cup rather than 1 cup.
Do you have a favorite Banana Bread recipe? If so, please share it with me! Thanks.