Earlier this week, I shared a sugar cookie recipe made with Greek Yogurt. Here is yet another Greek yogurt recipe for you…
I’m a part of a mom’s group at my church. We meet once a month, and the purpose of the group is to encourage each other as we navigate through this huge, daunting task we call motherhood. We compare experiences we have with our kids, like who’s baby has what teeth at what age, and how so-and-so managed to potty-train her almost two-year old, and how much screen time do you think is too much?
Even though there is all this comparison going on, we work really hard to keep the culture of our group open to differences without judgement. When our kids act like stinkers, we extend grace to each other and recognize that these are not defining moments.
All kids are stinkers now and then, right?
It’s really comforting to be surrounded by other women who understand what your daily life looks like. Other women who know that despite our best efforts, some toddlers just really want to play in the toilet!
We also take turns bringing breakfast to share with each other. I love this part because I get to try out so many great new recipes all in one place. This month I brought banana bread and tried subbing Greek yogurt for the sour cream my usual recipe calls for. Total success– this is the banana bread recipe I grew up on and I could not detect any difference whatsoever.
I actually made two batches to bring– one with nuts, and one with chocolate chips. I noted the changes in recipe below.
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup banana pulp mashed (about 3 ripe bananas)
- 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup nuts (I use sliced almonds, and crush them up by squeezing the bag a few times)
- Reduce sugar to 1 cup
- Add 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add vanilla extract, banana pulp, and Greek yogurt, mixing well after each ingredient.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt to combine.
- Gradually add flour to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined on low speed.
- Mix in nuts until well combined.
- Pour batter evenly into 4 well greased mini loaf pans and bake for 32-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
- After the dry ingredients are added to the wet ingredients, fold in chocolate chips.