Lemon Cranberry Yogurt Bread
We go through a lot of yogurt each week — in smoothies and plain with granola and fresh fruit. But you might be surprised to learn that we also do a lot of baking with yogurt!
That’s right — yogurt is a fantastic substitute for high-fat ingredients in your favorite baked goods, adding tenderness and a pleasant bit of tang. As a bonus, you’re also incorporating some extra protein and calcium into the recipe.
One of my favorite baked goods made with yogurt is this lemon cranberry yogurt bread recipe. Using Greek yogurt in the batter allows you to cut the amount of butter used back to just 1/4 cup, making this a lighter version of this popular recipe.
The yogurt is a fantastic pairing with the bright citrus flavor, and I love the addition of the tart dried cranberries for more texture.
What Can I Substitute Yogurt For In Baking?
Substituting yogurt in baking is pretty straightforward! In many cases, it’s a simple 1:1 ratio for the ingredient you’re replacing. Here are some ideas to get you started:
How To Substitute Yogurt In Baking
|1 cup sour cream||=||1 cup Greek yogurt|
|1 cup heavy cream||=||1 cup Greek yogurt|
|1 cup cooking oil||=||3/4 cup Greek yogurt|
|1 cup butter||=||1/2 cup Greek yogurt + 1/2 cup butter|
|1 cup mayonnaise||=||1 cup plain yogurt|
|1 cup whole buttermilk||=||2/3 cup plain yogurt + 1/3 cup milk|
You’ll definitely want to use fresh lemons for this lemon cranberry yogurt bread recipe. Between the batter and the glaze, you’ll use about three small lemons. I just pick up the bags of fresh lemons at Walmart because I just can’t get enough of the bright zingy flavor!
Make sure to zest all three lemons before juicing, and reserve the zest of two lemons for the batter and the remaining zest for the glaze. If you prefer a less tangy glaze, simply use less lemon zest, but even if it seems a little intense at first, it will mellow out after the bread sits for a short while.
More Easy Quick Bread Recipes
If you like this chocolate pumpkin bread recipe, you might also enjoy these other delicious quick bread recipes:
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- Mango Bread Recipe
- Easy Pumpkin Bread (Homemade)
- Banana Pecan Nut Bread
Or if you’re just a fan of bold-flavored lemon recipes, try this puckery easy lemon bars or this yummy triple lemon bundt cake recipe featuring lemon syrup, lemon glaze, AND lemon sugar!!
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