My girls asked me to bake them something with bananas after we got back from the USA. I looked at my pantry and found a pack of walnuts sitting there calling out my name. Grabbed the 3 over ripe and neglected bananas sitting sadly on the counter-top, then off to my tiny kitchen.
I usually stock some yoghurt in my fridge as a quick breakfast or snack. So why not add some in my bake to keep it nice and moist?! Happily, I opened up my fridge door but to my dismay, I’m out of plain or greek yoghurt! What I had left were nata de coco, aloe vera, and blueberry yoghurt. It was a no brainer to grab the blueberry, since blueberries and bananas usually go well together.
The house smelled so heavenly as the loaf cake was baking in the oven. My girls kept asking if it was ready, and if they can sneak a little bite. The blueberry yogurt flavoured the cake very subtly, not over powering the fragrance of the bananas. The cake turned out moist and light, with lovely walnut for a little crunch. This recipe turned out to be one of the best banana loaf cake I’ve made! Another super simple one bowl, mixer-free recipe for the win!
Banana Walnut Blueberry Yogurt Loaf
- 3 over ripe bananas mashed
- 1 1/2 cup 192g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup 75g coconut sugar
- 2 large eggs room temp
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup blueberry yogurt or subtitute sour cream / greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 175C.
- In a mixing bowl, mash bananas.
- Mix in yogurt, eggs, vanilli extract, and melted butter.
- Stir in salt & sugar.
- Then sift in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Mix until just combined.
- Fold in chopped walnuts.
- Bake 50-60 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before unmoulding to cool completely on a cooling rack.
snow7 April, 2016 at 12:30 pm
Hi half cup yogurt is how many gram or ml? yr cake is so beautiful n calling me to try bake this saturday
Sharon Lam7 April, 2016 at 4:56 pm
Hi! it’s about 122.5g. 🙂
Pauline29 May, 2016 at 11:36 am
Sharon how much butter must I weigh to obtain half cup of melted butter. Thks. Your cake looks yummilicious
Sharon Lam29 May, 2016 at 12:07 pm
Hi Pauline, 1/2 cup butter is 113g. You can refer to this conversion chart which is useful for cups to metrics measurement. http://dish.allrecipes.com/cup-to-gram-conversions/
Janet Ng3 August, 2016 at 10:48 am
I tried your recipe this morning.. OMG .. my kitchen smell heavenly! The loaf was light n fluffy .. best ive made- im hopeless when comes to baking .. thanks very much for the easy to follow receipe.
Sharon Lam3 August, 2016 at 5:31 pm
Hi Janet! Thank you for trying out the recipe! So glad that you liked it as much as we did! 😀
Zoe26 September, 2016 at 12:19 pm
Hi Sharon, may i know how much grams of bananas was used pls? I only hv pisang emas at hand. Tempted to try this today. TIA
Sharon Lam26 September, 2016 at 10:43 pm
Hi Zoe, 3 bananas generally makes up 1 cup, which is about 300g. 🙂
Zoe28 September, 2016 at 11:58 am
Thanks Sharon for your prompt reply. Will try it out.