Fresh Strawberry Bread

Fresh Stawberry Bread

I know it’s Passover so forgive me if you’re celebrating. I made this Fresh Strawberry Bread last week, and I could not wait to share the recipe. All you need is one big bowl–no mixer is needed. Combine all of the ingredients, except for the sliced strawberries in one bowl; mix and then fold the strawberries in gently. Even though this quick bread has bananas, it does not taste like banana bread when it’s done. The combination of the mashed bananas and nonfat plain Greek yogurt create an amazing moist texture and fantastic flavor.

Strawberries are now at their peak, and you can find them on sale at many groceries. One cup of strawberries has 50 calories, and they are packed with health benefits such as boosting your immune system, promoting eye and heart health, helping fight cancer, wrinkles, high cholesterol and so much more. Enjoy this recipe this spring and summer for breakfast, a snack or even dessert. My kids and husband went wild for us, so next time I will be making two!

No Mixer Banana Bread Recipe

No Mixer Banana bread

 

I have been working on a ton of recipe testing lately (all healthy) for a super exciting new project! My kids have said they have never seen so much great, healthy food from me. HAHA, I guess I’ll take that as a “new” compliment! The other day, I had so many overripe bananas, that I made their favorite healthy quick breads: No Mixer Banana Bread recipe. Yes, with nonfat plan Greek yogurt and this time with fanned sliced bananas over the top. I don’t think it even lasted a full day, but it was wonderful. My son said, “There really isn’t anything better but this banana bread and a glass of milk.” Enjoy this No Mixer Banana Bread anytime of the year for breakfast, a mid morning snack or as a dessert, of course. No mixer is needed so cleanup is a snap.

Summer Delight: Lemon-Walnut Bread

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I developed this recipe for Lemon-Walnut Bread for National Dairy Month, and it’s wonderful! It’s better than any quick-bread I have ever tasted, and the combination of mascarpone, cream cheese and lemon create wonderful flavor and moist texture. When we tested this recipe, we could not stop eating it-just wait until you try it.

Spring and Strawberry Favorites: Strawberry-Walnut Bread

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I had been searching for a decent Strawberry Bread recipe for a while after loving a recipe which had about 1 cup of oil (that was not going to work for me). I worked with this recipe using Greek yogurt and walnuts, and I really loved the moistness and great strawberry flavor. Since spring is around the corner, this is a fabulous recipe to make for breakfast, a snack or dessert.

One Bowl, No Mixer Low-Fat Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt

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My kids love Banana Bread so when we have overripe bananas they always get put to good use. My oldest son, Alec, has really taken to cooking lately (i hope he’s not going to be mad I wrote this). I was so busy in the kitchen tonight with lasagna and spaghetti that I said, “Why don’t you make it yourself?” He took a recipe of mine and modified it using no mixer, one bowl and stirred it all together at once. He substituted Greek yogurt for the buttermilk, and it came out great! He was so surprised and proud when it came out of the oven, and I was really excited and impressed. It’s a great recipe. I hope it is one of many of his to come.

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