Monday, September 30, 2013

Strawberry Banana Bread

Let's continue the last of the summer berries recipe month with a great quick bread. My boyfriend can tell you that I have a tendency to buy bananas and forget to eat them all before they start speckling and then I just use the excuse that I wanted to make banana bread even though I really just forgot we had bananas. I really should start putting them in a more noticeable location in the kitchen. I didn't want to make my normal banana bread since I have been forgetting about my bananas a lot lately... so I looked around in the fridge and we had some fresh strawberries and I thought strawberries, bananas, of course those flavors go together!

I normally put plain Greek yogurt in my banana bread as well but this week, we didn't have anymore of the plain yogurt, but guess what?! We had strawberry Greek yogurt!

Strawberry Banana Bread, adapted from America's Test Kitchen

2 cups flour
¾ cup sugar
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1½ cups very ripe mashed bananas (approx. 3 bananas)
6 tbsp butter, melted
2 large eggs
¼ cup strawberry Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped coarse
¾ cup diced strawberries

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Not ready for fall yet - Lemon Berry Muffins

With most bloggers getting ready for fall and posting pumpkin this and that, I am not ready to go into the fall season yet. Summer berries have slowly started going off sale at the grocery store, and this makes me sad. Not only because it affects my green smoothies in the morning but because I love baking with summer berries as well. I am making this month the last of the summer berries recipe month! Let's start if off with a simple breakfast muffin.

Lemon Berry Muffins, adapted from America's Test Kitchen

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1½ cups plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. lemon zest
2 large eggs
½ cup butter, melted and cooled

1½ cups fresh mixed berries
1 tbsp. flour


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