Banana Bread

Rochester NY has some of the most affordable student housing in the country. Rochester NY student housing can be found close to the University of Rochester, RIT, and MCC. When you decide to look for off-campus housing, expect to fill a day with appointments with local landlords viewing apartments or single-family homes.

Of the many off-campus options, single family rentals are probably the most popular. Typically, students agree to room together and after finding a property that meets their needs, sign a lease for the school year.

Some advantages of off-campus student housing are:

  • Low Costs
  • More privacy than dorms
  • Being part of a neighborhood
  •  A place to park a car to use for shopping and travel
  • A kitchen to cook in

Towards that end, when you do find your ideal off-campus housing, consider making the following delicious banana bread in your new kitchen. When you really should be studying for that exam, it is the perfect way to procrastinate, as well as a way to use that last few bananas that you didn't eat before they became too ripe.

Banana Bread



1 stick of butter, melted (1/2 cup)

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup of Greek yogurt

3 very ripe bananas, mashed (I usually use medium-large sized ones)


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or spray a 9 inch loaf pan, set aside

In a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, and sugars. Add the eggs one and a time and vanilla and whisk until smooth.

Sprinkle the flour, baking soda and salt over the butter mixture and stir to mix until just combined. Fold in the bananas and Greek yogurt. I like to take a cup of walnuts, toast them by microwaving for 60-90 seconds, chop and add before baking.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at least 60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.