There’s nothing like a loaf of bread to help aid in anyone’s endeavor to lose weight, right? Right. Good – so now that that’s out of the way, can somebody please pass me the butter? Because creamy, melty butter spread atop a slice of this cinnamon-y blueberry-banana bread is sinfully delicious and loaded with… antioxidants? Well, sort of – there are blueberries and cinnamon… Alright, who am I kidding. I’m going to accept that the bread might not be sugar-free but probably does contain less than my wine. Thus, I’ll simply indulge in the bread and take a rain check on the wine for tonight.
Just joshing ya! Although this bread would be totally worth skipping wine for – because it’s absolutely divine – that’s just not in the cards for me this evening. So I suppose I’m going to have my cake and eat it too (meaning the bread and wine, of course). Well, now that we’ve reached that inevitable conclusion, I highly encourage you to do the same. This bread truly is delectable and absolutely worth the change into strech pants (I’m probably not helping my case here – but who’s counting?). As a final note – we owe the building blocks of this sinful bread to averiecooks.com, so thank you, very much, for convincing me to enjoy every bite of this loaf, er, slice (or two) of deliciousness!
Blueberry-Banana Bread with Cinnamon & Brown Sugar (Yield: 1 loaf)
- 1 large egg
- 6 vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 large bananas, mashed
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
Alrighty, friends. Let’s begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Next, in a large bowl, combine the egg, vegetable oil, light and dark brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon & nutmeg.
Whisk the mixture until combined.
Then, add your mashed banana and mix until incorporated.
Finally, add the salt, flour, baking soda and baking powder and mix, again, until just incorporated. Careful not to overmix.
Finally, fold in your blueberries.
Pour the batter intoa greased 9×5 loaf pan. Bake in the oven for 55-65 minutes – or until you’re able to pierce the loaf with a knife and it comes out clean.
Now, friends, I don’t think I have to guide you any further (aside from advising you, again, to smear butter atop these luscious slices of bread – and perhaps pouring a glass of wine?) so with that, enjoy!