To Scott and I, Banana Bread is pure comfort food. It's homey, delicious, and brings back warm, feel good memories when you are eating it. After the horrific the events in Boston this week, our hearts and prayers go out to the victims families, and everyone that has been affected by the explosions at the Boston Marathon. We need comfort food to soothe the jangled nerves and psyche, so I made my go Banana bread recipe.
On a personal note, we found out that Scott, my husband, has a Pituitary Tumor, which is pushing on his Optic nerve, and affecting his vision. There are many unknowns at this time. so I'll be away from my blog for a while. My Husband's health is my first priority. I would ask you to keep Scott, and our family in your thoughts and prayers, as we go through this medical journey. I will need lots of baking therapy and started making this Banana Bread, which is so moist and full of banana cinnamon flavor.
We were lucky to have the tart, sweet Blood Orange Jam from my dear blogging friend, Gina@SPCookie Queen. She had sent some Blood Orange Jam and Strawberry LimeCardamom-Low Sugar Jam for my Birthday in March. She is such a sweetie! The jam on the banana bread instantly lifted our spirits. Thank you Gina for a wonderful surprise!
Banana Bread Adapted from Cooking Light
Preheat oven to 350°
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt I didn't add
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cooking spray
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir well. Set aside.
Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, vanilla, Beat until well blended. Add flour mixture, beat at low speed, just till moist.
Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.