just add good banana bread

January 3, 2013

2013 has already been shaping up into a good year. Winter break. Sleeping in. Going to brunch with one of my favorite people (and meeting her baby boy!!!!!) today. Not getting out of my pajamas until… never.

See? The best. Nothing but good going on over here.

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Then, something else magical happened the other day – my bananas turned brown. You see, that never happens around here. I love bananas, the Husband loves bananas, and I think I buy like 10-12 bananas per week just to satisfy our banana loving needs. It’s a bit ridiculous. We also have a rule around here that if the Husband takes the last banana, he HAS to let me know. This is because I’m a freak, and if I wake up in the morning and realize there are no bananas for my breakfast, it’s not a good morning over here. So anyway, like I was saying – bananas rarely turn brown over here.

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Which is why I was so pumped when it happened because that meant I could make banana bread. There’s nothing better than a piece of moist (sorry, it had to be done), chewy banana bread straight out of the oven. And because I’m only halfway on top of things these days, I didn’t even make my own recipe – I tried this one. I used gluten free flour, halved the sugar, omitted the nuts, and made sure to use Chobani for the greek yogurt portion. I’ve got a lot of Chobani to bake with/eat over the course of the next few weeks – and hey, I’m not complaining. All I can do is just add good. Any recipe suggestions that use greek yogurt would be helpful!

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Question: What is something that’s “nothing but good” going on in your life lately?

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Nicole January 3, 2013 at 6:06 am

Not a bad problem to have lots of Chobani on hand! I use Greek yogurt mainly for smoothies.
The bread looks delicious.

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I do love me some smoothies – just not when it’s 20 degrees outside! ;)

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Lauren January 3, 2013 at 6:16 am

Ummm, this looks delicious!!! This reminds me, I need to get on that Chobani shipment and make something yummy!

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm

You better! You only have like 2 weeks!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 3, 2013 at 7:11 am

I just made a delicious cranberry blueberry yogurt bread using blueberry cho!! I also feel like you may like this recipe I posted yesterday, minus the turkey of course but here is the link http://forloveofcarrots.com/?p=3767

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Yum! Thanks!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 3, 2013 at 7:20 am

I have the SAME banana obsession. I eat one nearly every day either for breakfast or as a mid-morning snack. If I wake up and find myself without one or find that they are too green (ew!) then I am literally a bit sad about it! :(

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:08 pm

You and me both Hannah… you and me both.

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Michelle January 3, 2013 at 7:21 am

This looks so yummy!

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Angela @ Health's Angel January 3, 2013 at 7:23 am

This look so good. I have the opposite problem with bananas. They turn brown too quickly on me, it seems! I really don’t like to eat them solo- I buy them to use in oatmeal or smoothies. And to bake with, of course, but that hasn’t happened in awhile. I may need to change that!

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:08 pm

::gasp::!!!!!

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Simply Life January 3, 2013 at 7:30 am

haha, I love that you make him tell you about the last banana. I’m like that with desserts :)

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 3, 2013 at 7:44 am

Haha I’m the same way about bananas – I hate it when someone eats the last one on me!

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Katie H. January 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm

My husband and I have a similar banana relationship :-)

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I’m glad we’re not the only ones!

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 3, 2013 at 7:48 am

Adding greek yogurt to banana bread makes it sooooo moist & delicious! LOVE IT! …..Hope you have had an amazing Christmas & New Years break!

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm

You too! Good to hear from you! :)

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean January 3, 2013 at 8:01 am
cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:14 pm

oooo you’re the best!!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

Haha you sound just like me when it comes to your bananas. ;) Fortunately Cody doesn’t like bananas much, so I get them all to myself. I haven’t made a good banana bread in way too long, and I actually have some brown bananas in the freezer… perrrrrfect!

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:14 pm

You’re one lucky girl! ;)

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Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin January 3, 2013 at 9:03 am

I can’t remember the last time I had bananas turn brown either! I eat like 2 a day haha but I looove banana bread!

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carol January 3, 2013 at 9:14 am

We all need pictures from one of your favorite pictures. Happy New Year.

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

Hehe bananas are the same in my household – I love them and they’re the only fruit my boyfriend will eat, so they don’t last long. And there is nothing more annoying than going to get a banana only to realize that there’s none left.

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christina January 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

I am obsessed with making banana bread. It’s the freaking best.

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:15 pm

True story. Come over and we’ll make banana bread together!!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

I have to say that one of the best things about living alone is not having to worry about anyone stealing my food. I’m kind of crazy about bananas as well, and I can’t even remember the last time they went brown on me. Luckily my parents aren’t huge fans, so I can always steal some from them when I visit.

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm

You’re so true! Unfortunately, I’ve never lived by myself so I don’t know how that one goes! :)

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Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 3, 2013 at 10:28 am

Love banana bread and yours looks amazing!

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Presley @ Run Pretty January 3, 2013 at 11:40 am

I kill produce quickly. One of my goals this year is to eat it before it turns to mush… I just overestimate how much I can eat. 10 pounds of sweet potatoes? Sure, I’ll take it! Haha

This looks like a good excuse to let my bananas get nice and brown, though, :)

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm

haha I always overestimate as well!

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Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride January 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Yum!!! I don’t understand people who don’t like bananas (I know quite a few). I absolutely love banana bread, especially without the nuts.

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Pretty pictures!

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life January 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Oh, I have so many bananas in my freezer, ready to be made into banana bread! It’s mainly because I’m doing the Wild Rose Detox right now too and that does not allow for tropical fruit, so the bunch of bananas I had bought right before New Year’s are now browning nicely and ready to be added to my freezer stash!

Happy New Year!

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Natalie @ Free Range Human January 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

I love banana bread! That seems to always be what I go to when I have Plain Cho in the house.

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Lisa January 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Holy yum! This makes me sad I can’t have greek yogurt. Banana bread may be the best bread ever invented! Seriously, who ever discovered to add bananas to bread is a genius.

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Tara January 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I wouldnt call it a recipe, but one of my favorite snacks is greek yogurt with salsa and black bean tortillas! YUM!

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Janna @ RantingRose January 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

looks so cozy and satisfying!

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Cassi January 3, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Love banana bread! Only problem is i will devour it too quickly. No self control when baked items come out of the oven. Just made elanapantrys paleo breakfast bread today and already douvered a large corner. …after i was already full from lunch. But it smelled so good!

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I’ve got the same problem!!

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I’m pretty darn possessive about my bananas. If husband takes one in his lunch and doesn’t tell me, and then I go looking for bananas the next morning, it’s bad news. ;)

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cleaneatingchelsey January 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Glad i’m not the only one!! :)

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Amber K January 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Ooh that looks delicious! And I absolutely love Chobani. I have bought far too much of that stuff. Okay, there’s no such thing as too much Chobani, lol.

My husband and I “fight” over the bananas too. We only have one left this week. I wonder who will get it… ;)

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets January 4, 2013 at 5:51 pm

My Hubby and I are the same way about bananas. We go through so many, and they rarely get a chance to brown. This bread looks really good.
Nothing, but good….I finally have a free weekend with nothing to do, so I know it’s gonna be good.

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Sarah January 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Sadly, that’s a good question.

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Char January 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I recently made this recipe and it was great. I had 3 slices for dinner tonight

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