Banana blueberry bread
Last Friday a bunch of us had to come into work early for a big meeting. I hadn’t baked anything for my newish coworkers yet so I thought it would be a perfect excuse to surprise everyone with breakfast. Also banana bread is very delicious at all times. I came to work with loaves of it still warm from the oven. Then the location of the meeting got changed to a much smaller edit room and I got disinvited and the important people absconded with the loaves. True story.
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup neutral oil
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1/2 cup chopped lightly toasted pecans
1/2 cup blueberries
3 very ripe bananas mashed with a fork
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Whisk together the sugar, oil, yogurt, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk in a separate bowl until you get out the lumps. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and whisk until barely combined. Fold in the pecans, bananas, and blueberries so that they are evenly distributed throughout. Grease a 9” x 5” loaf pan and dust with flour, then pour the batter in it. Bake until a toothpick tester comes out clean and the top is nice and burnished, about 70 minutes in my oven but start checking after an hour.
I get stressed out baking loaves for people because you can’t try them to make sure they came out okay. However, if you use this recipe you do not need to stress about that. The answer is always: It came out great.