Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt

August 5, 2012 · 53 comments

Last week I was talking with my Mother-In-Law, and she said she was looking for a banana bread recipe on my site.  I realized at that moment that I have never posted a banana bread recipe.  I always feel I need to share new, unique, different dishes, but sometimes it is fun to share an old family favorite too.  This banana bread recipe has been slightly adapted, but is a recipe that has been used by my Grandma and Mom all my life.  When my recipe goes missing, or buried in a pile of too many recipes, my Mom or Grandma come to my rescue.

Are you trying to figure out why I have traditional banana bread in a scone pan?  Well since I travel, I thought this would be a perfect way to grab-and-go each morning.  I did have a little dough left after filling the scone pan, so I used a muffin pan for the remaining batter.  Since there is Greek yogurt in the bread, it is best to keep it in the refrigerator.


Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt
 
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Moist bread, full of flavor and happy memories!
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 6 oz container of Greek yogurt (I used strawberry banana Chobani flavor)
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease scone or muffin pan with cooking spray. When I use a bread pan, I grease pan with butter and flour surface of pan.
  2. In mixer or medium bowl - Mix together sugar and butter, add in egg, and Greek yogurt. Then mash bananas and mix in to batter.
  3. In small bowl - Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add flour mixture into wet mixture, add in pecans.
  5. In scone pan - Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on oven.
  6. In Bread pan -Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on oven.
  7. Enjoy!

I have been working on updating some areas of my blog, and social media pages.  I have my RSS set up correctly finally, thank you to Barbara from Creative Culinary for her help.  If you want to subscribe to my RSS feed, you can hit the subscribe button all the way at the top of my blog, on the right side.

I also created a grilling board on my Pinterest page, and will keep all my grilling recipes in one area, and easy to find.  The Pinterest board is called On the Grill!

Do you love banana bread as much as I do?  Do you enjoy putting Greek yogurt or sour cream in your banana bread?

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  • Malou Perez-Nievera

    I couldn’t resist clicking the link to your post when I read your caption on Facebook.  I just love recipes that connects us back home even if we are miles away.  I love food that evoke happy memories, makes you think of your charming grandma and your loving mom.  It’s magical.  (Funny, while I was typing the word magical, i hear the disney ad on TV haha) 
    I love the idea that yo backed in on a scones pan… and oh if my oven could talk, it will tell you that all i bake is banana bread haha.

    happy sunday terra,
    Malou

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

       There is something special about fun family food memories!  They make me smile all the time:-)  Thank you so much!  I think your oven is probably VERY happy you bake banana bread always:-) Hugs, Terra

  • Thefamilyfeed.com

    This is intriguing.  I use greek yogurt in a pancake recipe and we love the moistness of it.  I’ll definitely be giving it a try.  Glad to find you.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I am so glad you stopped by, I am a Greek yogurt addict:-) I love adding Greek yogurt to pancakes, YUM! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/arecipejunkie Michelle

    OH MY GOD!!! My very own wedge of banana bread! LOVE IT. I gotta get that pan, and make this

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      LOL! Honestly, that pan was gift, and it is turning out to be the best gift EVER:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/thejoyofcaking The Joy of Caking

    I love banana bread.  And I really love your idea of baking it in a scone pan.  How clever is that!  Never tried sour cream or yogurt.  I have a recipe that was my mom’s and it turns out moist everytime.  Now you’ve got me wanting to make some – lol….  I’m going to subscribe to your site right now Terra!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Honestly, Greek yogurt really does make the sweet treat moist and amazing! Hugs, Terra

  • http://tutti-dolci.com/ Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I love that you baked this in a scone pan (which I had no idea existed, by the way!). My own wedge of banana bread sounds like heaven! :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Scone pans rock!!! My Mother-In-Law gave it to me, the best gift ever:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • Ann

    Love the scone pan!  They look absolutely delicious!  

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!! Hugs, Terra

  • kitchenriffs

    Clever baking these in a scone pan!  Super idea.  I love banana bread – such great taste.  We’re actually pretty good about eating all of our bananas before they are overripe – maybe we should just buy more so we have more excuses for making banana bread?  Nice post – thank you.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      My hubby is not a fan of bananas, so I always have one or two that become overripe:-) Thank you so much! Take care, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/bakerstreet29 Baker Street

    There’s nothing better than a slice of warm banana bread! Greek yogurt and pecans! Mmmmm

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! I so agree, banana bread is pretty fantastic:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/parsleynsage Lisa

    What a great idea to morph a delicious, moist, passed down banana bread loaf into scones via a scone pan!  Definitely perfect when you’re on the run!  I love the addition of Greek Yogurt, which seems to make all baked goods better!  That said – thank you so much for adding me to your favorite blogs list!  I saw it on Pinterest and I was so flattered!! *hugs* xoxoxoxoxo

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      It was a pretty fantastic to travel with, but then again banana bread ROCKS always:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • Jennie

    Can I just tell you how clever you are for baking this bread in a scone pan. I applaud you. I love the grab-and-go concept and will totally be baking my next bread in my scone pan. Your recipe looks delish, and I love that you used Greek yogurt.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Awww, thank you so much! I have to say my scone pan is the best gift I have ever received:-) Hugs, Terra

  • Suzanne

    What a great idea for making banana bread in smaller portions, especially for giving away or taking with. I like the greek yogurt in there too.  Have a fabulous week Terra!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! Hugs, Terra

  • OrgasmicChef

    I love the idea of a scone pan.  Do you call them scOnes or scons like they do here in Australia?

    I try to use yogurt in everything.  Sometimes it doesn’t work.  :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I say scOnes, but I bet the Australian way would be SOOOO much better:-) Greek yogurt rocks in so many sweet treats:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.eastewart.com/ EA Stewart

    Family recipes are the best!  I love how you made this in a scone pan-so pretty!  I just made some gluten-free banana bread last week, but never thought to use Greek Yogurt.  I guess I’ll need to try it, and make some more.  I know my kids will be so disappointed… :-)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh you need to share your gluten free recipe, I would love to make it!!! AND you so need to make more with Greek yogurt, it is that DELICIOUS! :-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/ Choc Chip Uru

    I have never seen banana bread look so light and fluffy -yum :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Greek yogurt ROCKS it sweet treats:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://shescookin.com/ Priscilla

    I love the idea of these “to go” servings of banana bread – brilliant! I may have to add a scone pan to my kitchen accoutrements. And Greek yogurt is always a plus :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh you for sure should get a scone pan, it was the best gift I have ever received:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.comowater.com/ Tiffany

    WHERE did you get that pan! It’s awesome! And that bread… mamma mia! :D

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I honestly received it as a gift from my Mother-in-Law:-) I bet you could look on Amazon.com or Sur la Table maybe even:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://junglefrog-cooking.com/ simone

    I love that pan! Have never seen anything like it and brilliant idea to bake the banana bread in there so you have portions straight away. I have to confess I actually never made banana bread since my guy is allergic to banana and well, eating it all myself would be a bit overkill. I could ofcourse freeze those portions if I just had one such pan (always looking for excuses to get new kitchen stuff!)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh the banana bread would freeze beautifully, so for sure make some and portion it for later use:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://anecdotesandapples.com/ Monet

    Wow! What a great idea! I love how portable these little pieces of banana bread are…but I know I would have a hard time just taking one! Thank you for sharing with me! 

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh for sure, I had to have a few too, LOL! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/angiesrecipess Angie

    These banana bread wedges look awesome! And yes, I love banana bread!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Banana bread rocks! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/ShutUpNCook Shut Up & Cook

    This really couldn’t be better timed because I have a few containers of Greek Yogurt in my fridge that I’ve been trying to decide what to do with. Will definitely give this a go…thanks!!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh definitely make some banana bread with that Greek yogurt, it is soooooo good:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    Great idea to use a scone pan! Another kitchen item that I need to add to my list :) Your banana bread looks perfect, Terra~

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh definitely you need to get a scone pan, it is the best! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.ilkeskitchen.com/ Ilke Mcaliley

    Now I have to buy a scone pan! You are a bad influence!:)
    Since I commute and eat in the car most of the time, I think I can justify buying the pan and also making the bread :) Our bananas always go ripe! 

    • http://twitter.com/CafeTerraBlog Terra Baltosiewich

      I know, I try, LOL!!! Oh you for sure can justify getting a fun scone pan….GO FOR IT!!! Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh you for sure need to get a scone pan….AND you definitely can justify it!!! GO FOR IT:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://mjskitchen.com/ Mjskit

    What a great idea to cook the bread in a scone pan! Oh those moms and grandmothers – they never throw anything away and aren’t we glad! :) My mom always save me with her pie recipes. Love the tried and true recipes and banana bread – next the cranberry bread – the best of quick breads! Great post!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      There truly is something wonderful about a family recipe:-) I love that you have all your mom’s lovely pie recipes:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/lifesafeast Jamie Schler

    Oh I love the individual scone-shaped breads. Great idea. And we really love banana bread but i always make the same recipe over and over again. I’ve not tried one with yogurt or sour cream in it and maybe it’s time I did? Great recipe, Terra!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh definitely you need to try yogurt or sour cream in sweet treats, it makes your treats soooooo moist!!! Enjoy:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • Emily G

    This is in my oven right now. The batter was extremely fluffy… I am so excited for the final result! I just used a plain old loaf pan because I was too lazy to spoon into muffin pans. Looks like I “need” to get a scone pan now! I have used the same banana bread recipe for 8 years… glad to try a new one! Thanks!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Oh this is wonderful, thank you so much for sharing!!!! I hope you enjoyed your lovely bread? Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • justonecookbook

    Wow I love your banana bread! I have been baking mine since my friend taught me the recipe but I always enjoy trying new one. And thanks to you, I just remembered that I wanted to get the scone pan. I’m going to shop now to get one. :D Very delicious looking banana bread!!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! It is fun to try new banana bread recipes:-) Now go enjoy that scone pan! Hugs, Terra

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