Lauren Kelly Nutritionist

Better Health, Better Food, Better You

Strawberry Banana Bread made with Greek Yogurt

on June 26, 2012

This bread was fantastic. I made it for a very close friend and she loved it (at least that’s what she told me 🙂 )

The greek yogurt and mashed bananas make this bread super moist and the strawberries add an unbelievable amount of sweetness.  It is so easy to make your own breads and muffins.  By making your own,  you know EXACTLY what ingredients you are eating (and this recipe just so happens to be all good stuff!)  This yummy bread has no butter in it at all and you’d never even know it.  I have made these with different fruits too.  You can use whatever is in season and what you have in the house!  But if you do use strawberries, make sure they are organic since strawberries are on The Environmental WOrking Group’s Dirty Dozen list.  Ok, enough selling these babies….

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (you can substitute different flours if you’d like)
3 tablespoons Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
1⁄2 cup honey
 Large ripe bananas
 Eggs
6 ounces Fage 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
1 cup Organic Diced Strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Start by combining flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork until they are almost like a liquid.
  3. Add eggs and sugar… mix thoroughly.  Next add the greek yogurt.
  4. Whisk until everything is well combined and there are no lumps.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.  Next, fold in the fresh strawberries.
  6. Pour batter into a loaf pan (sprayed with cooking spray).  *I used 4 mini loaf pans
  7. Put into the oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Transfer to a cooling rack and (try to) let the bread cool for at least ten minutes before slicing.

adapted from The No Sugar Sweet Life

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/16        * I cut each mini loaf into 4 pieces
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117  Calories from Fat 7      *3 WW Points per serving
Total Fat 0.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 130mg
Total Carbohydrates 27.4g
Dietary Fiber 1.3g
Sugars 21.4g
Protein 2.5g

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8 responses to “Strawberry Banana Bread made with Greek Yogurt

  1. This looks fabulous – I love whole wheat pastry flour too!

  2. This sounds really good Lauren! Being a baking novice, can I omit the pastry flour and just use all flour? I’m not sure what it would do to the recipe.

  3. Looks yummy, Lauren! BTW: You inspired a PB (well, almond butter), banana and grape quinoa bowl. : )

  4. caitlin says:

    i want to make this now !!! love banana bread 🙂 you are the absolute best

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