Cindy's Banana Bread , Revised

Cindy Ruwe

By
@Maeflower

I received a vitamix for our anniversary and wanted to try using it to bake something.I thought banana bread was an easy recipe to start with. I like looking for ways to "tweak" my recipes & my husband loves apricots so I decided to put some in my banana bread. The results? Scrumptious! Hubby said "Save that recipe!" So.... here it is! Enjoy.


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
plain yogurt
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
shortening
2
large eggs
4
very ripe med. bananas
1/4 c
dried apricots
1/2 c
walnuts
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2
Put yogurt,eggs, shortening, bananas, apricots, & vanilla in vitamix and pulse until blended and apricots chopped.
Alternately, you can cream all ingredients, except apricots together in a mixer. Chop the apricots and add with the nuts.
3
Fold creamed mixture into flour mixture. Stirring just until blended.
4
Stir in nuts and chopped apricots.
5
Pour into a greased and lightly floured loaf pan. (Hint: Cut a strip of parchment paper the width of the loaf pan, making sure ends extend over sides of pan. Grease & flour pan, then pour batter in. Makes it real easy to remove from pan after baking.)
6
Bake in 350 degree oven for approx. 1 hr. 25 minutes or until toothpick stuck in center of loaf comes out clean.
7
Remove from pan & cool on wire rack until completely cooled before wrapping.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American