Banana-y Goodness

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Hmmm, how about some delicious homemade banana bread, friends? I like mine lightly toasted with a little butter. We had some gross looking bananas lying around which is always the perfect time to whip up a batch of this trusted standby. Here's the recipe that I tried this weekend. It was perfectly moist and delicious. I highly recommend you do yourself (and anyone else who lives with you) a favor and bake this ASAP.

Ingredients

2  cups  all-purpose flour
3/4  teaspoon  baking soda
1/2  teaspoon  salt
1  cup sugar
1/4  cup butter, softened
2  large eggs
1 1/2  cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3  cup  plain low-fat yogurt
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute).
Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended.
Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist.
Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.