I have never made banana bread before, but the other night at like 11pm I decided my sad old bananas needed to go out in style rather than get thrown in the trash. I put on The Greatest by Cat Power (one of my favorite cds) and started baking. I kind of mashed together a bunch of recipes to make one I thought would be good. It came out GREAT! We pretty much ate the whole thing in one day. Whoops.
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup apple sauce
3 mashed overly ripe bananas
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Big handful of Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts (optional- I just sprinkled mine on top)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray one 9×5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray coating.
2. Blend together the eggs, yogurt, vanilla, applesauce and bananas.
3. Sift together the sugars, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to banana mixture and stir. Mix well. Add Chocolate chips.
4. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes.