In addition to Ina Garten's lovely granola bars, I gave out one of these loaves this past holiday as a gift. It is beyond delicious and I always love a dessert that's easy to make!
Recipe comes from Baking Serendipity. Sorry for the crappy photo, it is soooo much better than it appears.
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup fat free yogurt
1 1/2 cups ripe, mashed banana (about 3)
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup toasted pecans,chopped
1 cup caramel pieces, chopped
Preheat oven to 350. Chop pecans and toast in oven for 10-12 minutes. Set aside.
Cream your butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yogurt, vanilla and mashed banana. Add flours, baking soda and salt. Mix well and fold in toasted pecans and caramel bits.
Bake for one hour or to desired doneness. Eat it warm, eat it cold, top with a little powdered sugar, OMG, it's just good!