The chocolate-laden banana bread I made on Sunday was quite a treat, but today I wanted a healthy way to use the remaining brown bananas sitting on my kitchen counter.
This recipe uses nonfat plain yogurt, half whole wheat flour, and just one egg. While I wouldn’t say it is completely healthy (there is still a fair amount of sugar), it is definitely a bit better for you than your average banana bread. I also love that the recipe comes together in one bowl, so dishes are kept to a minimum.
1 cup mashed bananas (I used 3)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup white flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9 x 5″ loaf pan
Mash the bananas in a medium bowl, and stir in the sugars.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool, then slice and enjoy!