Saturday, November 14, 2009

Raspberry Yogurt Granola Bread

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup raspberry yogurt
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
3 (1.5 oz.) crunchy granola bar packets
cinnamon and sugar
red food coloring

Heat oven to 375° F.  Grease two loaf pans.  In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar.  Beat egg until light and add to shortening.  Add yogurt, flour, salt, and baking powder.  Fold in raspberries.  Add red food coloring if desired.  Divided mixture between two loaf pans  and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.  Divide the granola bars between the two pans and press into the bread.  Bake for 35-45 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Store in fridge.

*I prefer this bread cold.  The inspiration for this recipe came on a crazy day when I was trying to make banana bread and I ran out of bananas.  So, I used lemon yogurt to make up the difference.  From that experience I decided it would be fun to make yogurt berry bread.  Often times when you have berry bread it is a plain bread with berries in it.  I thought berry flavored bread with berries in it sounded much more appealing.  You could try many variations of this with countless banana bread recipes and yogurt flavors.  Just replace the banana with yogurt.


Melissa said...

This sounds so yummy! I will be trying it out. It would be a great VT gift.

Sarah said...

wow! This looks amazing! What exactly is the 'granola bar packet'?

Joanna said...

Melissa! Where do you find the time in the day (& night) for all of these fun & creative things. You constantly amaze me. I love looking at your blog. Thanks, again, for sharing your amazing ideas.

Creative Stirrings said...

The granola bar packet is an individually wrapped granola bar (one of the non-chewy kind).