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Alright guys, today we have a recipe for you that you can make today for an after school snack, a grab-and-go breakfast, a bake sale, or even served hot out of the oven with butter, jam, or natural vanilla ice cream as a dessert!
Not only is this banana bread muy delicioso, but it is actually nutritious as well!
Bananas are loaded with nutritional benefits. They are low in calories, high in fiber, and they add a natural sweetness(sugar that your body can recognize) to the banana bread. In addition, they provide potassium, B Vitamins, and Vitamin C!
For this recipe, we like to use a blended flour that is half whole-wheat, half unbleached all-purpose white flour. The germ of the wheat kernel is included in the whole-wheat flour, which adds extra protein, B Vitamins, and fiber to the banana bread.
The nonfat plain yogurt(or greek yogurt) adds calcium for strong teeth and bones, protein, and live active cultures for healthy digestion.
Finally, nuts are optional, but are added to this recipe for a nice crunchy, nutty flavor. We like to use pecans because they contain more Vitamin E than any other nut. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that works to fight off free radicals that cause cancer! Furthermore, they even contain calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and fiber.
With these three super nutritious ingredients, this banana bread will provide your family with many of the nutrients they need every day. Don’t worry, they’ll actually love the taste, too! So go ahead, let’s get baking !
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup light or dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
2 medium bananas, sliced
1. Lightly grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well.
3. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the butter mixture until smooth.
4. Finally, fold in the plain yogurt, walnuts/pecans, and bananas. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
5. Bake for 60 minutes in 350 degree oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf is clean when removed.
Enjoy and stay healthy!
We at Hannon Orthodontics were so very proud and honored to sponsor the Cramerton Middle School Talent Show on Friday, May 10, 2013. Congratulations to all of the gifted contestants. You all did wonderful!
Dear Gaston United Soccer Players, Parents, Coaches, Friends,
On behalf of Dr. Hannon and all of us at Hannon Orthodontics, we feel very honored to sponsor Gaston United Soccer this season. This is a privilege for us to partner with you.
We have deep respect for you, the athletes, who practice hard …day in and day out ….so you can do your very best as a team on game day and all the days you practice together.
We respect, you, Gaston United coaches and organizers, who share your energy, time and wisdom so players can learn the life lessons that will sustain them on and off the field.
We respect you, the parents, who push through all obstacles to help your players keep their commitment to their team. Through your disciplined example, your player learns the greatest lessons.
The game of soccer provides a vehicle for the players to learn so many of life’s important lessons that later transfer to the careers they choose. Here they will learn the value of hard work, discipline, respect for themselves and others, and keeping commitments that will help them on their life’s journey.
To the Gaston United coaches, organizers, and parents, we say thank you, and to the players, we say play hard.
Dr. Steve Hannon and all of us at Hannon Orthodontics are rooting for you!
We wanted to share a healthy dip and a wonderful book to check out.
Thank you for choosing the Hannon Orthodontics Family.
Our mission is to help you smile and share it with others from deep inside.
All the best to you all!
- SIMPLY DELICIOUS: Thank you to Suzanne Bakewell for sharing with us her delicious
Curried Carrot Dip!!!
1lb carrots, peeled and cut in 1/2″ pieces
1/4 cup sunflower seeds ( I used raw)
2 tbl olive oil
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbl fresh lemon juice
Cook carrots 10 min until soft.
Buzz seeds into crumbs.
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Serve at room temperature and enjoy!
While you’re snacking, pick up this inspiring book: “Daring Greatly” by Dr. Brene Brown. (You also might want to check her speech on TED)
Happiness and Hugs,
The Smilemakers of Hannon Orthododontics