To Straight Up Banana Bread

Straight Up Banana BreadIn tribute to being back in the land of cheap bananas I decided to make an American household staple – banana bread.

There is nothing confusing or complex about this recipe. The hardest part is letting it bake through.

The best part is having it waiting for you when you return from a below freezing run.

Straight Up Banana Bread

Oh and it makes your apartment smell like a Yankee Candle has been burning for hours (:

Straight Up Banana Bread


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 snack pack size apple sauce (roughly 1/4-1/3 cup)
1 egg
4 tablespoons plain Greek Yogurt (regular yogurt or sour cream can be used as well)
1 1/2 cups flour (I used a mixture of whole and white)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 whole over-ripe bananas, smashed with a fork


Preheat oven to 350 F degrees

Using a hand held mixer, cream the sugars, butter. Then add the apple sauce, egg and Greek yogurt until thoroughly mixed (but dont overbeat – you dont want tough bread)

Gradually add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt)

Finally stir in the bananas with a spatula

Spray a bread loaf pan and then line with parchment paper (makes the clean up easy, fool proof no stick and you dont have to flip your bread out to get it out of the pan)

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes then reduce the oven to 300 degrees and bake for an extra 10 minutes

The bread should not jiggle and a toothpick when inserted in the middle should come out clean

Let cool on wire rack in pan for 5-10 minutes before removing and serving.

Tastes great hot, warm, cool and cold – eat it your way (:



Straight Up Banana Bread

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