Hi, Everybody! I have a quick and easy banana bread recipe with a little twist to share with you today! I wanted to make a slightly lighter version of the classic recipe, so I reduced the amount of sugar (the ripe bananas that the recipe calls for are naturally sweet already anyway! And I couldn’t resist adding some chocolate chips…) and used low-fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I love the texture that the Greek yogurt gives the banana bread; it’s much lighter and softer, and stays very moist. Here’s the recipe…
CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD
WITH GREEK YOGURT
(Adapted from Martha Stewart)
*Makes 1 loaf*
YOU WILL NEED
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used low fat)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large bananas)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 deg F, and lining your loaf pan with parchment paper (or greasing it). In your electric mixer bowl, combine the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until you get a smooth mixture.
2. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix until they are well combined. Add in the mashed bananas and Greek yogurt and mix. Lastly, add in the chocolate chips and stir using a wooden spoon. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan, and bake for about an hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for a couple of minutes before eating.
Happy Baking, Everyone!