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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Please Welcome Guest Faith Black, Editor at Berkley Prime Crime

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

by Faith Black (adapted from 100 Days of Real Food)

  • 2 ¼ cup whole-wheat flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt or vanilla flavored
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • chocolate chip (optional)
  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease pan.
  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl mix mashed bananas with yogurt, honey, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture until blended. Do not overmix.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake large loaf for 40 – 50 minutes or until it comes clean with a toothpick.

I use white whole wheat flour so it's not quite as dense (but is still a bit healthier).  And I threw in some chocolate chips because I had them in my pantry and because, why not?  The rest of the ingredients are so gosh darned healthy, you can afford to splurge a little, am I right? Also, I used vanilla Greek yogurt rather than plain because that's what I had in my fridge--in fact, I had all of these ingredients already in the pantry which made this both an easy and economical baking experience last night.  And it meant we had a tasty healthy breakfast treat with our coffee this morning.

Gather your ingredients

Mix well

Don't forget to set a timer!

Delicious for breakfast or a snack!

Faith Black is a lifelong reader of mysteries. 

It began, as it so often does, with Nancy Drew, and then a beloved teacher introduced her to the great Agatha Christie through And Then There Were None (with the last chapter removed so none of the students could read ahead and spoil the ending). So it was like finding the holy grail to get a job at Berkley working on so many wonderful Prime Crime titles and getting to revel in mysterious happenings every day.