Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

This Greek Yogurt Banana Bread is moist and sweet, and creamy. A perfect balance of ripe bananas, creamy yogurt, and vanilla. Made even sweeter with a dash of chocolate chips.

Sliced Greek Yogurt Banana Bread with Butter

I love this twist on my favorite banana bread.

Sliced Greek Yogurt Banana Bread with Butter on White Background

What I Adore About this Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

  • First and foremost, it’s just plain delicious!
  • I love the texture the Greek Yogurt creates.
  • Each slice contains 8g of protein. I’m counting that these days!
  • It’s a lighter version of a classic favorite.

Sliced Greek Yogurt Banana Bread on a Navy and White Towel

How Many Does This Greek Yogurt Banana Bread Serve?

In the nutritional data at the bottom of the recipe card below, it is calculated for 8 servings.

However, it can also easily serve 16. I like to slice mine in 1-ounce slices. The guys in my house like at least a 2-ounce slice, which will give you 8 slices.

If slicing the banana bread thinner, cut the nutritional data in half. As in 182.5 calories per slice.

Sliced Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Easy Substitutions in this Banana Bread

Chocolate Chips: You can make it with or without the chocolate chips. Although… chocolate… how can you resist?

Applesauce: The applesauce can be swapped for vegetable oil. I like it because it reduces the fat while still maintaining a great flavor. But it’s optional and can easily be swapped for vegetable or canola oil.

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How to Make Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine mashed banana, Greek yogurt, applesauce, and sugar. Then mix in the vanilla and eggs.

Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon; mix until just combined. It’s important to only mix until there are no streaks of flour remaining. Fold in the chocolate chips and transfer the batter into a 9″ x 5″ greased loaf pan.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 55 to 65 minutes. 

Simple and delicious!

Baked Greek Yogurt Banana Bread in Loaf Pan

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Sliced Greek Yogurt Banana Bread with Butter

Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This Greek Yogurt Banana Bread recipe is moist and sweet, and creamy. A perfect balance of ripe bananas, creamy yogurt, and vanilla. Made even sweeter with a dash of chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, mashed (*see note)
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9" x5" bread or loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine the mashed banana, Greek yogurt, applesauce, and sugar. Then mix in the vanilla and eggs.
  3. Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon; mix until just combined. That means, mix only until there are no streaks of flour remaining. Fold in the chocolate chips (if using). Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Allow the bread to cool completely before removing from the pan and slicing. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Notes

Bananas:

This bread has a slightly reduced amount of sugar. Be sure to use very ripe banana to sweeten it up.

Substitutions:

Applesauce: You can swap the applesauce for 1/2 cup of cooking oil. It will be moist and delicious, but a little higher in calories.

Chocolate Chips: To make the bread even healthier, you can forgo the chocolate chips. But sometimes -- a girl just needs a bit of chocolate -- that's why I kept it in the recipe.

Sugar: If you like banana bread a bit on the sweet side, increase the sugar to 1 cup, which is a common amount.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

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