Friday, April 9, 2010

Banana yummy~ness

I had some really ripe bananas I really needed to use.
The kids weren't gonna touch them with a 10 foot pole.
If it even has a speck of brown Layla is OUT!

I accidentally bought a container of vanilla Greek yogurt. I wanted the regular kind, but picked up vanilla. I am always surprised when I get home from the grocery store. Something gets put in the shopping cart by little hands, or I am too busy swatting at little hands that I throw something in the cart that isn't correct.
Anyway, the yogurt is good stuff, but not what I wanted.

So, I just started throwing stuff into a bowl the other day...sort of my adaptation of sour cream banana bread, but with yogurt. And--I didn't want to use a loaf pan, so it almost looks like banana cake. The kids think it is cake...heehee!

What you will need:

1/4 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
3 very ripe bananas {mine were almost brown}
1 {16oz} container of Greek vanilla yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
2tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups of flour

What to do:

Cream butter and sugar.
Mix in eggs and mashed bananas.
Add yogurt, vanilla and cinnamon.
Add baking soda and flour.
Stir like crazy.
Bake @ 300 for 1 hour and 5 minutes.

I couldn't stop sampling the 'cake'
It is very good...and super moist.
And yummy and I put all the ingredients into the
Weight Watcher recipe builder and it is about 2 points per slice
if you cut the cake into 28 pieces.

This recipe is very unlike me.
I usually follow recipes to the letter...I am just wired that way.
BUT this time I just made stuff up as I glad I did :)

Happy Friday!


Ivy said...

I love any kind of banana bread! I will have to try this!

Unknown said...

im very impressed missy!! :o)

looks heavenly!!

great job!

beckylbranch said...

Yummy! That does look SUPER moist, if there is one thing I can't stand it's DRY cake! blugh!

Anonymous said...

Love your new pictures at the top of your blog! Very cute! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Sounds great. Have a wonderful weekend.

Drew's Mom said...

Looks yummy! Another recipe to add to my new collection. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

Emily said...

Seriously yummy looking!

Laura said...

Yum! I just drooled on my keyboard!

Thanks for the recipe!

Diana Ferguson said...

I have some very ripe bananas....I should go try this right now.

Come see me soon.

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

Heather said...

This looks so yummy! We love banana anything, and this looks like a great recipe to use when bananas are on the verge of going bad. thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

was this cake dense or fluffy?

looks yummy in the pic.
i made banana bread yesterday and need something healthier than my recipe.