Tonight I came home from my Tuesday two-a-day and headed directly for the kitchen to make my lunch for tomorrow.  Even though what I really wanted to do was face plant in my bed.  As I reached for my bananas in the fruit basket, I realized that all three of my bananas were pretty much bad.  Brown.  Mushy.  And was that really just a fruit fly swarming over them?


If you know me, you know how much I hate, hate, HATE – wasting food.  Throwing away food, especially produce, grinds my gears.  SO MUCH.

So I sucked it up and went on a mission to salvage my three bananas.

I dug through the cabinets and realized (phew!) that I had enough ingredients to make banana bread.  Special thanks / blog shout out to my roomie Slesh who kindly let me borrow 2 cups of wheat flour and 1/3 cup of her yogurt.  I owe you!

Question for my followers (leave a comment) – how do you typically salvage produce or other food that you know will go bad?!

Here’s the recipe!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (I substituted wheat flour)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups mashed ripe bananas, about 3 (PERFECT!)
  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.  Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir with a whisk.
  • Place sugar and butter in large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  • Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended.
  • Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist.
  • Spoon batter into an 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan.  Cool completely.

Bananas saved.

Mission accomplished.

Now I can faceplant – after finishing my late night snack of course.  🙂