Sunday, September 2, 2012

low fat cinnamon peach banana bread

Another peach recipe! Woohoo! After reading about this, this, this, and my peachy ginger muffins -- you are probably getting pretty tired of all of this peachy goodness. But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. And when she has a bounty of peaches on the counter, making this banana bread is what she's gotta do. 
I was itching to make my favorite banana bread for the second time this week. Then I saw these sad little peaches rolling around on the counter -- about to go bad. 
Thought process: I must save those peaches! ... but I want banana bread. I could make a pound cake... Eh. No. I want banana bread {reaches for bananas}... aw but those peaches looks so sad. Heck, I'll bake them into a banana bread. 
Now that is called innovation. 
What I love about this banana bread is it's not overly sweet or cake-like -- so it is perfect for breakfast.  The peaches add a nice, subtle, fruity flavor to this moist bread, and they look oh-so pretty on the top. They get all nice, brown and caramel-y after being sprinkled with cinnamon and brown sugar. 

The inside is super moist and flavorful with the addition of nonfat Greek yogurt and mashed bananas. Plus, this is a bread you can feel good about eating for breakfast. I had three slices this morning, drizzled with a little honey. You could even add some whole wheat flour to make it even more wholesome.

I cured my banana bread craving, and used up those sad little peaches. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
With love, 
Erica
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus extra for dusting
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 1 cup finely diced peaches (about 2 peaches), plus about 8-10 thin peach slices
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter, browned or melted (I love browned)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain or vanilla greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar until well combined. Add vanilla and egg whites and whisk again until well combined. Whisk in diced peaches. Add in dry ingredients and yogurt alternatively, folding together well combined.
  4. Pour batter into loaf pan. Top with thinly sliced peaches and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of brown sugar over the top. Dust lightly with cinnamon. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or toothpick comes out almost clean in center.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then remove from pan gently and transfer to wire rack. Cool completely. Cut into thick slices and enjoy!
From Ambitious Kitchen

4 comments:

  1. This looks so flavorful - pinning so I don't lose track of it!

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    1. Thank you! Make it while the peaches are still fresh!

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  2. Wow this looks AMAZING!!! yum, can't wait to try!

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