September 20, 2012 in breads
One of my all-time favorite foods is FAGE Total plain Greek yogurt. I love it in the morning or as a snack with lots of fruit and granola on top but I also love it as an ingredient for both baking and cooking. FAGE Total is a simple ingredient that adds a ton of taste and texture. If you were to search through my blog you would find a ton of recipes that have Greek yogurt thrown in even where you wouldn’t expect it – things like coffee cake, waffles, pita bread, and sweet rolls. My favorite trick though is using it in chicken salad instead of mayo. My husband, no lie, doesn’t even notice the difference! And that says a lot because the man loves some mayo. One of the main reasons that I love FAGE Total so much (besides the taste of course!) is that it’s packed with protein compared to regular yogurt. I buy the 0% which has only 130 calories per 1 cup serving and a whopping 23 grams of protein! It’s my go-to post-workout snack because of all that protein. It’s also made from only two or three ingredients: milk and cultures or milk, cultures and cream. Like I said, I buy the 0% and it’s still so thick and so creamy! It is really hard to believe that it’s 0%. I used the FAGE Total 0% in this Yogurt Banana Bread and it made the bread moist! That’s what’s so great about baking with yogurt: everything turns out moist and delicious! You really don’t get a whole lot of yogurt flavor but the texture alone is worth using the FAGE Total. You could, of course, use the 2% if that’s what you have in your fridge too! The bread is pretty terrific as far as banana bread goes. Even my banana hater enjoyed it! Feel free to add a handful or two of nuts if you are into that sort of thing. I usually put walnuts in my banana bread but I accidentally let my stash run out! So tell me, what’s your favorite way to enjoy FAGE Total? Do you eat it by itself? Do you use it in place of mayo or sour cream? Do you bake with it? I want to know!
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