I’ve been on a yogurt and granola kick lately. Yogurt–with jam–and granola for breakfast. Every day. Eventually, yogurt in a bowl wasn’t enough. I needed to bake some bread with yogurt. And granola. I thought about putting the jam in there, too, but decided it could just go on top of a thick buttered slice right out of the toaster. Decisions, decisions!
This bread is based on my Quick Mix baking mix. You can use another baking mix, or I’ve also included the scratch recipe here.
I make my homemade yogurt using the crock pot method.
Milk the cow, make the yogurt, and make the granola. Or! Get some yogurt and granola at the store! (Lazy!)
How to make Yogurt and Granola Bread:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 2/3 cups plain yogurt
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granola
1 cup chopped dried fruit (optional)
Note: To use my Quick Mix or another baking mix, replace the first three ingredients with 3 cups baking mix. Instead of 1 cup of sugar, use 3/4 cup sugar. Add remaining ingredients as listed.
Second note: If you want this to be less of a sweet bread, cut the sugar in half–or more.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt, or 3 cups baking mix. Add sugar and baking soda. Add egg, yogurt, milk, and oil. Stir just enough to combine. You might need more or less milk depending on the thickness of your yogurt. You should have a dough that can be spooned out of the bowl into the bread pan–more the consistency of drop biscuits than of rolled biscuits. Gently stir in granola and dried fruit, if using.
If your granola already has dried fruit in it, you probably don’t need to add more. I’m not in a dried fruit mood at the moment, so I didn’t use any. (What is a dried fruit mood? Whatever it is, I’m not in it. That makes a lot of sense since it’s winter and all…..and there is no fresh fruit! At least not from home….. Are you in a dried fruit mood? I need to know.)
Use a large greased loaf pan, such as a 9 x 5. If using smaller pans, divide into two or more pans. Or use mini-loaf pans.
Whatever you use, get that puppy in the oven.
Bake at 350-degrees. In one large loaf pan, it will take about an hour. Keep an eye on it. Reduce the time for smaller pans accordingly. Smaller loaf pans will be done in about 45 minutes, mini-loaf pans in about 20-30 minutes, depending on your mini-loaf size.
Cool completely before slicing or slice warm with an electric knife. Wrap tightly to store.
This bread has the delicious tang of yogurt with a little granola crunch. Good with jam! (I’m always in a jam mood.)
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