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The riper the banana the sweeter the taste. Try this recipe with yogurt rather than using buttermilk. 

sliced banana bread with powdered sugar


1 3/4 cups Brown Sugar 

2 Large eggs 

2 Large egg whites 

1/2 cup Blood Orange Olive Oil from Olive Oil Etcetera 

1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 

2 medium ripe bananas, mashed

1/2 cup yogurt (plain or vanilla)

2 cups flour 

2 tsp baking powder 

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt 

1/2 tsp cinnamon 

1/2 tsp nutmeg


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 

Generously coat one large or two small loaf baking pans with butter, olive oil or spray. 

2. In a mixer bowl, add brown sugar, eggs, egg whites, olive oil, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. 

3. Add bananas and yogurt. Blend for another minute. 

4. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Blend until smooth. Pour into prepared loaf pans.

5. Bake 45 - 55 minutes or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean. 

*Recipe adapted from the Olive Oil Dessert book by Micki Sannar