Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blueberry Banana Nut Bread

How would you like to be the owner of a fresh baked-soft, moist, dense loaf of bread? No! Make that... banana bread! And if you act RIGHT NOW I'll throw in some blueberries and pecans for no extra charge! (Just pay extra shipping and handling...) But WAIT! Keep reading within the next 5.5 seconds and I'll even make it healthy and easy for no extra charge!

...ok ok, so maybe I wasn't cut out to be an "As Seen on TV" sales(wo)man but I really do have an awesome recipe for all of you! And it does deliver exactly what my 'TV' claims said it did: moist, dense, soft, banana-y/blueberry-y with a touch of pecans, easy AND healthy! -Let me just tell you-you aren't going to find a better deal anywhere else! :)




The riper the better! Let me tell you something... I went to my grocery store to buy some bananas for this exact reason and they gave them to me FOR FREE! Yes-you heard me right-FREE! Just because they were  old...do people these days know how many amazing things you can do with ripe bananas?! Oh well... more free 'naners for me! #frugal! :P

(and now back to your regularly programmed recipe...)
Add your dry ingredients... no-I let the ball drop on this one and didn't take a picture of my dry ingredients..but really, it wasn't all that exciting! So moving on...




Bake at 350* for 45 minutes to 1 hour



Mmm Mmm Mmm! 


Ingredients:
3 ripe bananas
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2 eggs
1/2 cup sweetener of choice 
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup toasted^ and chopped pecans
1 cup blueberries

Directions:
1. Mix wet ingredients well
2. Add your ripe bananas and mix
3. Slowly add in your dry ingredients (up to pecans)
4. Fold in pecans, then blueberries
5. Spread in a small loaf pan
6. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes - 1 hour (until it passes toothpick test)

^To easily toast pecans: Simply spread them out on a microwave safe plate and microwave 3 - 1 minute intervals, stirring after each minute



33 comments:

  1. Great side :) I love your creativity

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  2. Good Morning,
    I have just enough fresh blueberries to make this awesome recipe it looks so good. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

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    1. Thanks for hosting! Hope the banana bread turned out! You'll have to let me know how you liked it :)
      p.s.-thanks for following!

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  3. This is looks so good, I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:

    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-aftershave-and-wednesdays.html

    I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
    Sincerely,
    Debi Bolocofsky
    www.adornedfromabove.com
    Adorned From Above

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    1. I'd love to! Should I wait for next Wednesday?

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  4. Wow! Sure looks like a hearty yummy loaf of bread :D!

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  5. Wonderful cake!
    I'd loooooooove a slice or two, and I wish we had fresh blueberries so I could make this cake

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    1. I wish you could have some too! Everyone deserves a piece of this AMAZING loaf! ..btw-frozen blueberries work great in here too-don't even need to thaw before throwing them in the loaf!

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  6. I haven't made bread with greek yogurt yet but I love the healthy option you have made this recipe! It looks so good!

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    1. Well it is time we changed that! Quick breads with Greek yogurt are so moist, and healthy! :)

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  7. Wow, your bread looks SO good! I love the step by step instructions, very nice :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping the step by step makes baking anything easy for everyone! ...because everyone deserves healthy, homemade goodies-doncha' think? :)

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  8. It looks amazing, like the kinda thing that would be gone before I got a chance to try it! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!!
    Hope you have had a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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    1. Thanks for following! I'm new to this blog world so I'm grateful for any support! :)

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  9. This looks SO good! Too bad I am reading your blog close to midnight-- now I am hungry, lol! :-) I am definitely going to try this and SOON. Please feel free to come over and link it up with my "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us. :-)

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    1. Aw! :( Well hopefully you'll be able to make it sometime soon-let me know how it goes! I will definitely do that! Thanks :)

      Be sure to become a follower if you'd like as well!

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    2. Thanks for linking! I will definitely let you know. :-) I'd be happy to become your newest follower. Have a great night!

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  10. Ohhh it looks delicious! it looks so moist too, such a great job. Makes my mouth water for sure :)

    Have a great Tuesday!

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    1. It's extremely moist! And when you toast it the outside gets all crisp and the inside stays warm and gooey!

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  11. This looks delish. Would love it if you link it to Piquant Potluck @QuickAsianRecipes.com

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    1. I'd love to! If you'd like I'd love for you to become a follower :)

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  12. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fabulous week end and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much! I love your site & blog party! Thanks for hosting!

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  13. It's funny - I had posted my recipe for 'Banana Blueberry Walnut Bread a couple of weeks ago and now I find your recipe. Yours sounds delicious and I love that your recipe uses 'Greek Yogurt' and 'Pecan's'. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. :) That's awesome! Great minds think alike! ...I'll have to go check your version out! Thanks for checking mine out-be sure to become a follower :)

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  14. Makes me realize i have a couple of ripe bananas I could use for this...

    Really delicious looking! Thank you for linking it up at our party at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

    Looking forward to your contributions again tomorrow, when a new party will open.

    Have a creative day,
    ~ Rose

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  15. This week on Food on Friday, we are collecting ideas for using bananas. Would you be happy to link this in? Here is the link .

    PS I found this via It's a Keeper

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    1. Sorry I missed that week's...I'll have to check it out this friday! :)

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