Banana & Walnut bread with Blueberries, Greek Yoghurt + Lemonade drizzle

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous…” 
― Albert EinsteinThe World As I See It

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!

It was only today, that this beautiful blueberry-banana bread waltzed majestically out of our oven, ready to grace a thundery Monday morning with its heavenly sweetness, moist (Greek yogurt!) interior + it’s tangy lemon drizzling…

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!Tea time will never be the same again: (Can you believe that this recipe is low fat?)

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!

Who knew that that stray old lemon (which has been haunting the bottom drawer of the fridge for months) actually served a purpose? And who would have guessed that those 2 freckly old bananas were actually not destined to become 5-minute pancakes tomorrow morning? These questions are more genuine than they are dramatic:

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle! Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!

And you know what? This loaf cake has a nerve. Having slyly placed itself at the front of the recipe queue that I already had lined up for this month, it smugly told the other cakes and goodies that it was tastier than they were – and jumped right ahead of themso that it could be first onto the blog…

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle! Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!

Cheeky.

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle! Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle! Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!

So right here you see it; a ‘fast track’ upload that was decided on by the cheeky loaf cake itself – because it really is just that special…

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!

I’ll leave you to be the judge from here.  Can you resist?

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!

Ingredients (for the loaf):

  • 1.5 C white flour
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ C vegetable oil
  • 4 small eggs (or 3 large)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 2 small-medium freckly bananas – about ½ cup (mashed)
  • 1 C chopped walnuts (I blitzed them in the food processor)
  • 1 C chopped blueberries
  • 1 C Greek Yoghurt (Low fat is fine)
  • Optional: Juice of 1 lemon.

Ingredients (for the lemon drizzle):

  • 1 C icing sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tsp milk (more or less depending on how thick/runny your icing ends up being)
  1. Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, walnuts, and sugar) for the loaf.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the sugar and oil first, before adding the eggs, vanilla, salt, and bananas.
  3. Combine wet + dry ingredients. Add the yoghurt now, and the blueberries last.
  4. Bake in an oven pre-heated at 180* for 35-40 minutes, or until risen and browned. Leave to cool inside the oven with the door shut for about 10 minutes (this makes it firmer), before leaving to cool for at least an hour before icing.

For the icing:

  1. Drop the sugar into a large bowl. Add the lemon juice and stir until you reach a good consistency.
  2. Add the milk one teaspoon at a time – you can add more, but you can’t remove what’s already been put in. Check that you are happy with the consistency before pouring it over the loaf.

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle! Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle! Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!

Can you believe that this cake only met the whole family about an hour ago, yet everyone is already absolutely besotted with it and seemingly using it as a perfect excuse to spoil their dinners. It’s just a pity that there is already only less than half of it left…?! (Are brothers only good for finishing off cake?) But I guess that’s a good sign anyway… :)

And just while we’re here…is anybody else also a fan of life’s strange little coincidences? I’m currently loving them!

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle! Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle! Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!

Greek yogurt blueberry and banana bread - with walnuts and lemon drizzle!Tash x

 

  • http://www.spicysouthernkitchen.com Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

    This bread looks amazing! Love all the drizzle! Your pictures are gorgeous.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thank you!! The drizzle made it 😉

  • http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    What a gorgeous loaf! I’m drooling over all of that drizzle. I almost can’t believe that it is low fat!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Ashley! Yes, but I think that 2-3 slices at a time kind of cancel that benefit out :) – so be warned!!

  • http://thatskinnychickcanbake.com Liz

    Such a lovely, dense banana bread! And the drizzle takes it to sheer elegance!

  • http://philosophyandcake.blogspot.com Baby June

    That looks awesome! The lemonade drizzle sounds like a fabulous addition. Love the quote you put at the top too :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It’s all about the quotes 😉

  • http://thegastronomicbong.com/ Arpita@ TheGastronomicBong

    Gorgeous Bread Tash!! Looks Moist and delicious… Love the lemon drizzle.. :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thank you Arpita!! :)

  • http://www.anutritionisteats.com emily (a nutritionist eats)

    No! I can’t resist. This looks DELISH!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hehe thanks Emily :)

  • http://satisfymysweettooth.com Mercedes

    Why have I never added blueberries to my banana bread?? What a fantastic combination with the walnuts too! That icing is making my mouth water…..

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Banana bread needs nuts!! You definitely should 😉 It’s a whole new world!

  • http://bakingamoment.com Allie | Baking a Moment

    Oh my- this cake looks so tempting with all that sweet drizzle. My mouth is watering!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Yes Allie! :)

  • http://www.munatycooking.com/ Muna Kenny

    I saw the pic on Instagram and couldn’t wait to come here and see more of it! This the second beautiful looking banana bread I’ve seen today, maybe it’s a sign for me to make some :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Instagram is one of the best appe-teasers haha!! I hope you have made some :)

  • http://lushiouseats.com Karen @ Lushious Eats

    Um, NO I can’t resist. Your pictures are gorgeous and they are seriously making me want to grab my screen. This bread looks awesome!!! :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thank you for the sweet comment Karen! It means a lot :) Hehe it’s a “luscious eat” IMO 😉

  • http://theyoopergirl.com Leigha @ The Yooper Girl

    BEAUTIFUL. Wow. The pictures, the recipe, everything. Banana bread for LIFE.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Leigha you are so funny, I love the enthusiasm!! :) Hope you are well girl! <3

      • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

        and a massive thank you!!! :)

  • http://www.kickashmom.com Ashley @ Kick Ash Mom.com

    This looks absolutely amazing. Once again, Your photography and recipes just blow me away.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Ashley you are just the sweetest! It’s so easy, try it! 😀 <3

  • http://www.truefemme.com Alex @ True Femme

    You should come to Colorado and bring this with you. I’ll make the tea :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      OMW 😉 <3

  • http://prettysimplesweet.com/ Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet.

    This loaf looks amazing! Banana and bluberries are a great combination, and the best part is the drizzle!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Spot on!! :) Thanks for the sweet comment :)

  • http://www.primaverakitchen.com Olivia – Primavera Kitchen

    This bread looks awesome! Love all the drizzle!!!

  • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

    Thank you Olivia 😀