Easy walnut banana bread made with yoomoo frozen yogurt and very simple ingredients. This banana bread is super moist, soft and fluffy with a lovely crispy exterior.
Lately, I’ve been obsessing over banana bread. Banana bread is just one of these things that I don’t mind having for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It also makes the perfect snack. And when I say obsessing, I mean that I’ve been doubling the quantity and baking 2 loaves at once every single weekend for the past month!
My partner loves banana bread as much as I do, so it made it to all the lunch boxes that we’ve been taking to work with us. He works in an office in the corporate world, and I work in my own creative office creating content to share with my readers. I split my time between cooking and photography, and then editing, writing, working on strategies and all of the work that goes behind my blog.
I spend one or two days a week cooking (for the blog and for us) and doing photography, and do everything else during the 3 or 4 days that are left. So imagine all the meal prep that I have to do to make sure that I don’t spend much time in the kitchen when I should be working in the office. And this banana bread is a lifesaver! It is the moistest banana bread that I’ve ever had and made, and it’s just perfect for lunch boxes!
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT BANANA NUT BREAD
The ingredients in this recipe are quite simple! Basically, things that you normally find in your kitchen.
To make this banana nut bread you need 2 ripe bananas. If you have overripe bananas, feel free to use them as that would result in a dense but moist caramel like banana bread that you will love.
a tub of yoomoo frozen yogurt, I like using the vanilla flavoured frozen yogurt for this recipe.
2 eggs at room temperature
all-purpose flour and a pinch of salt
baking soda and lemon juice to activate it
Sweeten the banana bread with agave syrup and brown sugar, I used sugar to give this banana bread the lovely crunchy exterior
a handful of crushed walnuts or any other nut that you would like to use. Almonds work very well in this recipe too.
You could use a cake pan for this recipe, and make a round banana bread cake. However, my favourite way to bake banana bread is in the classic loaf pan. I also love the fact that loaf slices fit perfectly in lunch boxes.
Preheat your oven to 180c, and grease the loaf pan with nonstick spray.
In a bowl, combine the flour with the salt and set aside. Take another bowl, mash the bananas with a fork, then add the eggs along with the frozen yogurt, agave syrup, brown sugar, lemon juice and mix well until combined.
Add the baking soda to the mixture, and it will be activated by the lemon juice. This will ensure that your banana bread is moist and fluffy.
Combine the dry and the wet ingredients, and mix lightly with a spatula. Be careful not to overmix your batter. As that can result in a tough super dense bread.
Fold in the crushed walnuts, and pour the batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with more walnuts on top of the batter.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the centre of the bread.
Wait for the loaf to be completely chilled before you start slicing.
THE SECRET TO A MOIST AND FLUFFY BANANA BREAD
Baking soda requires an acid to be activated, in this recipe I’ve used both frozen yogurt and lemon juice that will activate the baking soda. That will result in a super moist, soft and fluffy banana bread.
YOOMOO FROZEN YOGURT
Another thing that I’m obsessed with, is yoomoo frozen yogurt. I recently posted this seriously good frozen yogurt bark that I make with berries and pistachios to enjoy for breakfast (you MUST try this recipe!). And then I started experimenting with yoomoo frozen yogurt to add it to more recipes.
Of course, I am very happy to eat the whole frozen yogurt tub with a spoon. But I also really enjoy baking and cooking with it, because it makes everything taste better and it’s also low in fat and calories (that’s always a win!). 100 grams of yoomoo frozen yogurt contain as little as 126kcal, and 1.2 grams of fat.
yoomoo frozen yogurt comes in different flavours and all of them are very delicious. It is UK’s number one frozen yogurt brand, and it’s available in all major UK supermarkets.
This banana bread can be ready in less than an hour, so make sure to try this recipe and let me know what you think!
yoomoo are celebrating National Frozen Yogurt Month this June. It’s a chance to celebrate all the amazing things about fro-yo to encourage fro-yo fans to get creative and add this healthier alternative into their mealtimes. Frozen yogurt is a healthier alternative for ice cream, and can be added to breakfast (try these frozen yogurt bark squares!), lunch and even dinner.
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Yogurt Banana Walnut Bread
A healthier version of yogurt walnut banana bread sweetened with agave syrup
- 2 bananas ripe
- 180 grams all purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 120 grams yoomoo vanilla frozen yogurt
- 50 ml agave syrup
- 50 grams light brown sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 100 grams walnuts
- Preheat oven to 180° and grease a loaf pan
In a bowl, combine flour with salt. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs then add mashed bananas, frozen yogurt, agave syrup, brown sugar and lemon juice. Mix well until combined.
Add the baking soda to the mixture, and mix.
- Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients and mix lightly with a spatula. Make sure not to over mix the batter.
- Fold in crushed walnuts and pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Make sure that the loaf is completely chilled before removing from pan and slicing.