Lavender Infused Greek Yoghurt Banana Bread

Lavender Infused Banana Yoghurt Bread (25 of 42)Banana bread has always been a favourite treat of mine. To lower the overall fat content, I lessened the amount of butter and substituted greek yoghurt instead. Given the natural sweetness of ripe bananas, I also reduced the amount of sugar required. I also added a slight twist by infusing some lavender into the batter. How’s that for something more unusual?

INGREDIENTS (makes one loaf):

  • 2 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 90g butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces (170g) of Greek yoghurt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons lavender
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

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METHOD:

1) Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

2) Cook lavender in a saucepan on high heat for a minute until scent is released. Turn heat down to medium and add butter. Mix slowly until all melted, making sure not to burn the butter. Pour content through sieve, reserving 1//2 teaspoon of lavender. You now have your infused lavender butter.

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3) In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.

4) Mash bananas using a fork or masher.

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5) In a separate bowl, mix eggs, vanilla essence and yoghurt. Pour in the infused butter. Fold in the ripe bananas and 1/2 teaspoon of cooked lavender. Gradually fold in the flour mixture from the other bowl until all combined throughly.

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6) Pour contents into lined loaf pan and bake in oven for 45-50 minutes until golden brown and skewer comes out clean.

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7) Let it cool before slicing. Serve while fresh.

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