Banana, Blueberries & Yoghurt Loaves

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Caroline in Recipes

I love this recipe. It’s an easy make so perfect for children to help with plus it doesn’t contain any sugar so I can feel slightly more virtuous whilst indulging. The lack of sugar along with the sour yoghurt does mean this isn’t a saccharine sweet loaf which is no bad thing in my book, however if you feel you or your little ones would benefit from a slightly sweeter flavour just substitute the yoghurt for apple juice.

I am an absolute sucker for cute little baking accessories and the little individual loaf cases you can get are perfect for making cute, one-person, loaves which children (well my children at the very least) adore.

This recipe makes 10 loaves or you could always make one 2lb loaf…but where’s the fun in that?

You need:

3 very ripe bananas

2 tablespoons yoghurt

125g butter

2 eggs

250g self raising flour

185g blueberries

Break up the bananas with a fork until they are well mashed and stir in the yoghurt.

Cream your butter and then beat in your eggs one at a time. This mix can look a bit curdled but don’t worry, just go with it as it should right itself when you start adding the flour. Mix in the flour in three stages ensuring all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

Finally fold in the banana mix followed by your blueberries. How careful you are with the blueberries is entirely up to you – I tend to go for a very delicate approach as I like them whole in the finished loaf. If you are 3, of course, you may employ a more haphazard methodology and who am I to argue?

Divide your mixture evenly between the 10 loaf cases and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for about 30 minutes or until slightly risen and golden brown.

These little loaves can be made plain with just bananas or you can substitute the blueberries for any other soft fruit you have spare – strawberry and banana loaves are BIG winners in our house. You could also add a handful of sultanas or chocolate chips to your mixture.

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