Remember how I talked about wedding season being all-up-in-my-everywhere in my last post? Well, this weekend it’s bachelorette party number TWO!
At this party, we’re celebrating cottage-style and low key – just how I like it.
I love how bachelorette parties are all girls. It’s more than a girls night out or a birthday party – it’s the celebration of a gal who’s head over heels in love and…well, can’t go off with that hot bartender anymore.
I think that’s good?
I was thinking about something fun, travel-worthy, and easy to pack for the trip and thought “BANANA BREAAAAAAAAAAD”. My inner thoughts are all caps.
This recipe is essentially classic banana bread with some extra spices and a simple glaze. It’s perfect on its own, but sometimes I like a little extra glaze “oomph” for the car ride. This bachelorette is a four hour drive away after all!
Wishing you all a happy, love-filled weekend!
- 1 and 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3)
- 1/3 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 and 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour**
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice
- Cooking spray
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp milk
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350°.
- In the bowl of your standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a medium bowl with a hand mixer), combine the banana, Greek yogurt, butter, applesauce, and eggs, mixing until combined. Add both of the sugars and the vanilla and continue to beat until blended.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and beat until it just starts to come together. Pour into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
- Bake the bread for 65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
- For the glaze: combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Drizzle over the cooled bread.
*Recipe adapted from The Curvy Carrot
**If you don't have whole wheat pastry flour, simply substitute it with 2 cups of all purpose four and a 1/4 cup of cornstarch