Carrot Banana Bread

Ingredients

3/4 cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt or Regular Fat Sour Cream
3/4 cup Honey or 1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup All-Purpose Flour, run a fork through before measuring
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour, run a fork through before measuring
1/2 cup Oatmeal
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 cup mashed ripe Banana (about 2 large)
1 cup + ½ grated Carrot (about 3 large)
1/2 cup chopped Golden Raisins, tossed with a teaspoon of flour
1/2 cup chopped Nuts
Sunflower seeds for sprinkling over top, optional
4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 tablespoons of Milk

Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a loaf pan. Set aside.
2
Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium mixing bowl; set aside.
3
In a large mixing bowl whisk the yogurt and honey together. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
4
Add 1/4 of the flour mixture at a time and stir in - alternating with the banana and ending with the flour mixture. Scrap down sides and just mix until incorporated; don't over mix.
5
Add carrot, raisins and walnuts. Stir until evenly mixed throughout. Spoon into the greased loaf pan. Sprinkle sunflower seeds over top if desired.
6
Bake 55-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan and continue cooling on wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting if desired.
7
In a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together on low-medium until fluffy.
8
Add a cup and a half of sugar and a tablespoon of milk. Beat. Add more sugar and milk in small amounts beating after each addition until you get the consistency you want.
9
Beat for two minutes on low until light and fluffy.

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Yield:

10

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Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 11:58am

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