Strawberry-Banana Yogurt Bread

This past week, my nieces (Codenames: Chunklet and Chunklet’s sister) were in town. That means regular yogurt must be stocked in my refrigerator. I usually eat Greek yogurt, but I buy regular yogurt for them. I tried to feed them Greek yogurt once, and it did not go well. Chunklet spit it out and refused to come near me while I was still holding the Greek yogurt cup. Chunklet’s sister spit it out, made a sour-looking face, said it was yucky, and started crying.

Anyway, this most recent visit left behind one 4-ounce container of regular banana yogurt. I also had a 4-ounce container of strawberry Greek yogurt, so I decided to make a variation of a lemon yogurt bread I read about from Andi at The Wednesday Baker. I played around and made two mini loaves and a bunch of mini-cupcakes. Just for fun.

This bread was moist, had a hint of sweetness from the yogurt and lime juice, and a delicate crumb. Of course, I had to put a pat of butter on two of the mini-loaf slices.

This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Lemon Yogurt Bread
(adapted from Andi at The Wednesday Baker)

1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
4 ounces banana yogurt
4 ounces strawberry Greek yogurt
1/3 c. canola oil
1 tbsp. lime juice

In a mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In another bowl combine the egg, yogurt, oil and lime juice. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Using two mini bread loaf pans coated with Smart Balance and a mini-cupcake pan lined with paper liners, distribute the batter. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry. Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool before removing from the baking pan.

50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 23:47:54

    Wow these look delectable!! I want some dreamy bread (or minis) today please. LOL The photograph is mouthwatering!

  2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jul 16, 2011 @ 23:50:53

    The bread and the double pat of butter look fabulous.Isn’t having nieces and nephews over something? Katherine was so horrified a few years ago when one of our nieces was over and took a bite of risotto, decided she didn’t like it and spit it out — on top of her plate of risotto. Katherine told me, I know she’s a toddler… but come on it’s risotto! So never feed toddlers risotto. Boy that was a long story!

  3. Food,Photography & France
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 00:35:18

    Good weekend food and good pics.

  4. Anita Menon
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 00:48:39

    photograph is sensational. Oh-so inviting.

    It looks ideal with that pat of butter…

  5. Three-Cookies
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 02:28:07

    Looks awesonme, yogurt is great in baking, adds nice moisture. Thats a nice two in one recipe – loaves and cupcakes

  6. Maris(In Good Taste)
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 05:51:24

    Definitely bookmarking this. That pat of butter on that photo has me wanting to make this today!

  7. obesebaby
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 06:55:08

    Oh love Banana bread with a twist. espcially love those mini one. perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea.

  8. Adriana @ GreatFood360Β°
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 07:01:03

    Wow! That looks great and easy. I need to get over my baking fears and try this.

  9. Eileen
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 07:39:58

    Yum! Great way to improvise.

  10. Elaine
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 08:50:17

    I love your photos, Yummy! I really enjoy making quick bread, and have used plain yogurt, but never flavored. I am going to try this.

  11. Ronda
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 11:34:19

    I can not imagine not liking Greek yogurt, but what can you do? Tasty looking loaf!

  12. purabinaha
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 11:38:29

    Just tweeted about your post! This looks like a fabulous bread!!

  13. Parsley Sage
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 12:20:52

    Fabulous yogurt bread! And don’t worry, your family will come around to the awesomeness that is ‘Greek yogurt’ one day πŸ™‚

  14. Angela
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 13:20:25

    That is too, too tempting.

  15. Ker-Yng
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 15:06:20

    Your baked goods look terrific! Love the golden crust esp on the cupcakes!

  16. Beth
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 16:22:49

    That looks delicious! Sorry about the poor reaction to your Greek yogurt!

  17. Barbara
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 18:12:22

    Funny story about your nieces. Kids much prefer the yogurts with flavor and not as thick. We haven’t had anything other than Greek yogurt in the house in ages. I don’t have to deal with young nieces! πŸ™‚
    This sweet bread sounds wonderful! Love the combos of the two flavored yogurts and I bet it’s moist as can be. Guess I’ll have to buy your nieces kind of yogurt just to try this bread!

  18. saffronandhoney
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 19:02:11

    I love all kinds of yogurt so this is a great idea! And maybe your niece will like it in loaf form eventually πŸ™‚

  19. Jackie
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 19:04:16

    The bread looks really good. Will have to try this out next time I am willing to turn my oven on. Hopefully we have some cooler days in my future.

  20. peachkins
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 19:26:18

    WOW! I love the bread flavor combo!

  21. JamieAnne
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 20:22:04

    This looks amazing!

  22. Kelly
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 21:47:28

    I love yogurt banana bread and the inclusion of strawberry here is wonderful – gorgeous photos!

  23. chunklet's mom
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 22:33:34

    that recipe sounds like a good idea. I’ll have to try it out on the babies, using normal yogurt and not greek yogurt πŸ™‚

  24. Little Inbox
    Jul 17, 2011 @ 23:41:39

    I still have yogurt in the fridge, been thinking of making yogurt cake. Hehe…
    This looks good and moist.

  25. kitchen flavours
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 00:45:22

    Looks so moist and delicious! Sounds wonderful with the flavoured yoghurt! Thanks for the lovely recipe!

  26. jay
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 06:58:37

    ohhhh…irresistable…am droooooooooooooling here..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  27. kitchenbelleicious
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 08:26:23

    Not only does it sound amazingly delicious but it looks amazingly delicious. I mean the picture speaks volumes to how you describe this bread. I love that you used strawberries with bananas. You hear that combo for drinks and candy but never baked goods. I love it

  28. Ryan
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 08:38:20

    Your quick bread looks perfect! So moist and perfectly baked– I can just taste some as I sip my coffee! Beautiful pictures too. Your nieces reaction to the Greek yogurt is so cute. πŸ™‚

  29. erica
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 08:47:12

    wow! This looks absolutely amazing. Definitely making this recipe when I start eating carbs again yum!!!


  30. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 09:21:09

    Your pictures are GORGEOUS! That bread is making my mouth water πŸ™‚

  31. Tiff
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 11:21:46

    Ooo yum! I haven’t tried yogurt in bread, but I bet it’s good.

  32. Miriam Barton
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 11:27:29

    What a beautiful picture and recipe! I’m goignt to make this very soon :), thanks! Miriam@The Pioneer Cookbook

  33. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 13:10:08

    Oh delicious! I would just like to live on you blog and eat everything. πŸ™‚ My husband loves Greek Yogurt so we usually have some around the house.

  34. Mary
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 13:59:07

    Oh my goodness – these look so LIGHT!! and DELICIOUS!! wonderful flavor – great idea with the yogurt!! can’t wait to buy the yogurt to make these!
    Mary x

  35. Caroline
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 14:39:20

    I agree–I think this recipe is definitely a keeper. I love that you made this in bread and muffin form to show its versatility. Sounds delicious!!

  36. claire
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 14:49:25

    mmm! i am all abt strawberry right now! it is my fave- hope you had a great weekend and you enjoyed those light and fresh muffins!

  37. incidentalcooksuman
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 15:10:25

    Wow, bread looks perfect, moist and so the fact that you added yogurt in it…wonderful recipe..I am going to try this soon..thanks for sharing dear1

  38. High Heels and Good Meals
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 15:26:29

    Mmmmmmmm…..Strawberry-Banana Muffins!?!?!? SOunds soo freggin good!

  39. Quay Po
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 21:02:53

    I have made banana bread and muffins before, never thought of adding strawberry. Your photos make be want to bite the screen!! I am not kidding.

  40. pachecopatty
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 21:29:09

    I should make your strawberry banana bread this week, it looks amazing and I have all the ingredients in my kitchen;-)

  41. torviewtoronto
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 23:22:51

    perfect for anytime of the day this looks delicious with the strawberry banana combination

  42. Krissy
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 23:55:51

    I’ve been looking for some yummy breads for a meeting tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for this idea…looks wonderful. And I’ll take some butter for those who might want a pat!

  43. betty
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 00:35:35

    oh those mini cupcakes are so adorable! i can imagine how moist these would be since you used yogurt in them πŸ˜€

  44. Food Glorious Food
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 01:55:44

    Such brilliant use of the yogurt! It’s moist and great looking! Thanks for sharing!

  45. tinytearoom
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 05:23:29

    these look so moist and light. yogurt in bread sounds lovely.

  46. Cakelaw
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 05:58:19

    This bread looks so good! I do love a moist loaf. I much prefer Greek yoghurt to regular – funny what kids like …

  47. gnashingrefined
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 13:15:36

    I want these in my belly!

  48. franklyentertaining
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 21:17:11

    I should not read your blog when I’m hungry. This looks absolutely delicious! If it wasn’t past 9:00pm, I would start making some strawberry yogurt bread right now!!

  49. Renee
    Jul 21, 2011 @ 00:32:49

    Fantastic idea!

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    Jul 22, 2011 @ 14:54:01

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