Good news! I have things! My household belongings finally arrived here in Florida this week, which means I don’t have to sleep on an air mattress anymore, don’t have to dress myself out of a suitcase, and I can mix cookies in my KitchenAid! I think I forgot what it was like to have a kitchen full of dishes, pans, and small appliances. It’s the little things in life, I tell ya!
To celebrate my reunion with all of my prized possessions, I’ve been taking advantage of my final few days before becoming a full-time doctoral student by baking up lots of good things. Lots of cookies! That’s probably no surprise.
In addition to the cookie frenzy, I also whipped up these yummy peach banana yogurt bars.
Peach banana, you may ask? Yes… things I’ve learned about fruit in the past week: bananas ripen at rapid speed in August, even in an AC’ed apartment… and living right near Georgia means you get to enjoy some of the biggest, best peaches around. 🙂
I took my sweet peaches and super ripe bananas, grabbed a container of CHO, and got to work on a bar I’ve been snacking on all week long. The bars taste very similar to banana bread, but I call them “yogurt bars” because the yogurt makes them incredibly moist, almost cheesecake-like. Store ’em in the fridge and you’ve got the perfect snack for the tail end of summer. 🙂
[print_this]Peach Banana Yogurt Bars
Makes 12 bars
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 6 ounces lowfat plain (or peach!) Greek yogurt (I use Chobani)
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large peach, skin removed and diced