Lean Banana Bread

lean banana breadWhere do ripe bananas go? Straight into this yummy banana bread recipe. Rich and moist from yogurt, you'll have a hard time waiting for it to cool!





Ingredients 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt 5 tablespoons butter, melted 2 large eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 6 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup ground flaxseed 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice Cooking spray 1/3 cup powdered sugar (optional) 1 1/2 teaspoons 1% low-fat milk (optional)

Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until combined.
3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through ground allspice). Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool completely. If desired, combine powdered sugar and milk, stirring until smooth; drizzle over bread.