Cindy's Banana Bread , Revised

Cindy Ruwe


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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15 Min
1 Hr 25 Min


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


1Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2Put 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.
3Fold creamed mixture into flour mixture. Stirring just until blended.
4Stir in nuts and chopped apricots.
5Pour 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.)
6Bake in 350 degree oven for approx. 1 hr. 25 minutes or until toothpick stuck in center of loaf comes out clean.
7Remove from pan & cool on wire rack until completely cooled before wrapping.

About this Recipe

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