To be totally honest, I didn't think this recipe was going to turn out. I had never added fruit to the ingredients before adding them to my yogurt maker. When I tasted the yogurt, it was really thick, creamy and delicious! And what kid doesn't love bananas? This is a great way to get more fruit into your kid!!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs
additional:
8 hrs
total:
12 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the milk into a pan, and heat over medium heat until small bubbles form around the edge of the pan and milk is just below the boiling point. Do not let the milk boil. Remove from heat and cool. Skim off any skin that forms on the milk.

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  • Pour the cooled milk into a yogurt maker, and stir in the yogurt, vanilla, and bananas. Cook according to manufacturer's directions, or at least 4 hours . If desired, strain yogurt through a fine sieve or coffee filter to remove the whey, and return to the yogurt maker. Refrigerate the yogurt overnight or another 8 hours to thicken further.

Editor's Note

If you don't have an electric yogurt maker to make yogurt at home, follow this alternate method. Simply pour the milk and yogurt mixture into a sealable 1 glass or metal quart container. Cover, and set in a warm place for 12 to 15 hours. Use a gas oven (turned off), or even a heating pad to maintain a constant temperature. When the yogurt has set, refrigerate and chill thoroughly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 20.5g; fat 5.4g; cholesterol 21.4mg; sodium 121.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2008
This is my recipe and I heat the milk in the microwave until it's just about to boil then all all ingredients to the yogurt maker and stir thoroughly. I then set the yogurt maker for 4 hours. Once the 4 hours is up I always end up with loads of whey which if left in the yogurt will make the yogurt stringy if you just mix it all in. I always strain the yogurt through a coffee filter to remove the whey then pour into a bowl cover and refrigerate over night. I always end up with really thick creamy yogurt that is delicious. You can leave the yogurt for longer than 4 hours - up to 12 hours (4 is the minimum though)but I have never noticed a difference in taste for leaving it longer. Therefore to save time (and electricity!) I generally only leave my yogurt maker on for 4 hours. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2009
I didn't like the flavor of this. The texture was fine but I expected more banana flavor but it tasted to me like plain yogurt with a too heavy taste of vanilla and not much banana. I think a tinge more sweetness would really help. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2008
This is my recipe and I heat the milk in the microwave until it's just about to boil then all all ingredients to the yogurt maker and stir thoroughly. I then set the yogurt maker for 4 hours. Once the 4 hours is up I always end up with loads of whey which if left in the yogurt will make the yogurt stringy if you just mix it all in. I always strain the yogurt through a coffee filter to remove the whey then pour into a bowl cover and refrigerate over night. I always end up with really thick creamy yogurt that is delicious. You can leave the yogurt for longer than 4 hours - up to 12 hours (4 is the minimum though)but I have never noticed a difference in taste for leaving it longer. Therefore to save time (and electricity!) I generally only leave my yogurt maker on for 4 hours. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2009
This is a great recipe. I have made it mixing 2% milk with either skim or 1% and it comes out just as well. It is not a thick yogurt but very good nonetheless. (I don't straign the whey - more nutrients) Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2009
I didn't like the flavor of this. The texture was fine but I expected more banana flavor but it tasted to me like plain yogurt with a too heavy taste of vanilla and not much banana. I think a tinge more sweetness would really help. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2013
Love this! Soo GOOD! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
I didn't use a yogurt maker so mine took almost 48 hours to achieve the thick texture I wanted like Greek yogurt. I didn't add the vanilla or banana until the yogurt had completely drained I can flavor the rest with berries or honey or just add it to a smoothie. Great recipe thank you Sunflower! Read More
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