Bon Appetit’s Best Banana Bread

Our banana bread recipe comes from Bon Appetit, who claims it’s “the collective favorite”. No mean feat since they tried 14! 🙂

INGREDIENTS

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup Pinkie’s Farm full-cream unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 large very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1½ cups)
  • ½ cup chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

PROCEDURE

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat 8½x4½” loaf pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper, leaving a generous overhang on long sides. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat brown sugar, mascarpone, and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating to blend after each addition and scraping down sides and bottom of bowl as needed.

  • Reduce speed to low, add flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Add bananas and mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate and/or walnuts, if using. Scrape batter into prepared pan; smooth top.

  • Bake bread until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 60–65 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let bread cool in pan 1 hour. Turn out bread and let cool completely (if you can resist) before slicing.

Recipe by Bon Appétit
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Breakfast Bowl Challenge Winners

@camgavino’s breakfast bowl was made with Greek yogurt, soy milk, chia seeds, granola, and mangoes.

 

@ruuuuthsrno has the right idea – breakfast food IS the best. Her bowl had chia seeds, granola, bananas, flax seeds, and Greek yogurt.

 

@hannahjarmin90 had this bowl of goodness filled with frozen bananas, mangoes, chia seeds soaked in low fat milk, kiwis, and flax seeds.

 

Thank you to everyone who joined our Breakfast Bowl Challenge last month and submitted inspiring breakfast creations using the products of Pinkie’s Farm, Take Root and The Healthy Grocery. Our 3 winners are posted here with their creative entries and their contents.

Hope this inspires everyone to eat a healthy breakfast everyday! Delicious and nutritious ingredients are easily available.

Pretty Ladies All In A Row

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Our fresh, natural yogurts lined up so you can see all the pretty pastel colors. Pink for strawberry, yellow for mango, light yellow for pineapple, and white for regular, low fat, or Greek yogurt.

These adorable glass bottles (yes, you can recycle them!) contain 200g of yogurts, which is enough for a single serving. 1kg bottles are also available.