Cindy's Banana Bread , Revised

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Cindy's Banana Bread , Revised

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.

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About Cindy's Banana Bread , Revised

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




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