Banana bread is high on my list of favorite foods. Something about it is just so perfectly delicious. I love a slice with fruit for breakfast or topped with ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce for dessert. I am constantly searching for new banana bread recipes. The gold standard? Something equal parts delicious and nutricious. I think this recipe for Banana's Foster Banana Bread is pretty darn close to perfect. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Bananas Foster Banana Bread*adapted from Cooking Light
1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
6 tbsp butter, melted and divided
1/3 cup plain fat free yogurt
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseed3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
Preheat oven to 350. Combine banana, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 5 tbsp butter in a nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat until mixture in a large bowl. Add yogurt, remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, and eggs. Beat with a mixer at medium speed. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through allspice) in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Pour batter into a 9x5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour.
*Optional: Combine remaining 1 tbsp melted butter, 1 tbsp milk, and powdered sugar; stir until well blended. Drizzle over the warm bread.
**I also like making this into muffins. Just half the baking time.
Anyone have any good banana bread recipes they want to share? I'm always looking for a new ways to make my favorite bread!