Triple Berry Banana Bread

April 24, 2014 AT 8:58 am 6 Comments

Good morning to all my friends at Beneath My Heart.

It’s Ruthie from Whats Cooking with Ruthie and I’m thrilled to be here to share another fabulous recipe with y’all!

I was overweight 14 years ago, (read my weight loss story here) and I lost 95 pounds over a 4 year period. I’ve kept it off by making healthy changes to my lifestyle and a big part of that was healthier techniques in my cooking. This recipe has some of my favorite reduce calories/fat tricks in it.

A couple of things I like to do are: replace 80% of the oil or butter with fat-free greek yogurt, replace one egg yolk with 2 egg whites (which reduces the fat by 4.5 grams and cholesterol by 184 milligrams). I also replaced almost half of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour which bumps up the nutrition value. You’ll never be able to taste any of these healthier changes but your waistline will definitely thank you :)

Triple Berry Banana Bread

is packed with delicious-good-for-you-ingredients!

 

Triple Berry Banana Bread by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

Triple Berry Banana Bread

Recipe Type: Bread
Author: Ruthie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Ingredients:
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 C white whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 2/3 C light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 C mashed overripe banana (appox 5 banana)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 C fat-free vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 C low-fat milk
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1 whole, 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 C mixed fresh berries (I used blueberry, sliced strawberries, sliced in half blackberries)
  • 2 Tbsp turbinado raw sugar, divided
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Take 2- 9×5 loaf pans and coat with cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flours, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In another mixing bowl combine mashed bananas, yogurt, milk, oil, eggs, vanilla; mix.
  7. Pour into dry ingredient well, stir until 80% incorporated.
  8. Add berries, gently stir to combine.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  10. Sprinkle tops with turbinado sugar.
  11. Bake 60-75 minutes until toothpick inserted in center removes clean.
  12. Remove to cooling racks, cool in pans for 15 minutes, turn out bread and complete cooling on racks.
  13. Slice and Serve!

 

Triple Berry Banana Bread by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

I hope that this Triple Berry Banana Bread

will be a deliciously new way to use up your next over-ripe banana’s!

Here are a couple of other creative banana recipes you’ll also enjoy…

Triple Berry Banana Bread by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Cookies

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Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Browned Butter Glaze by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Baked Banana Bread with Browned Butter Glaze

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Banana Bread Pancakes by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Banana Bread Pancakes

I love to make all kinds of yummy Banana Recipes and I hope you’ll enjoy making and tasting some of them too!

I’d love to have you come and visit me at www.whatscookingwithruthie.com or connect with me onPinterest,Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

xoxo~ Ruthie

 


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Comments

  1. This and the other recipes in the post sound delicious! Adding berries to banana bread is a great idea!

  2. I have to make each and every one of these as I’ve so enjoyed the Skinny Banana Cake and Baked carrot donuts. this is my kind of baking.

  3. Anxious to try this bread. I love banana bread and we grow several types of berries so the combination is perfect!
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  4. Can’t wait to try this bread. I love berries. I was wondering why you wouldn’t use all wheat flour.

    • Hi Jan… You could use all white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour… it just turns out heavier the more you use. Play with the ratios a little and see what you like- I like it both ways personally!

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