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Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Add a protein punch (plus extra moisture!) to everyone’s favorite quickbread with a top-rated recipe for Greek Yogurt Banana Bread.

Slices of banana bread stacked on top of each other with bananas in the background

I’ve shared dozens of banana bread recipes, from chocolate-swirled and peanut butter-filled to fruit-topped and sprinkle-studded. All of them rely on various ingredients to ensure a moist loaf with plenty of banana flavor.

Often times, it comes down to an ingredient with some sort of tanginess, whether that’s sour cream, cream cheese or even buttermilk.

A close-up, top-down view of banana bread made with nuts and chocolate chips

I’m turning to one of my all-time favorite ingredients to add moisture (and protein) to everyone’s favorite way to use up overripe bananas. Bring on the Greek yogurt!

Glass bowls containing the ingredients to make Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

The yogurt lends a touch of tanginess to the loaf without overpowering the banana flavor. And then it’s up to you to add any type of mix-in, from chocolate chips to chopped nuts or even additional fresh fruit (try blueberries or raspberries for the best results).

A glass bowl with banana bread batter, chopped nuts and chocolate chunks

Preheat your oven for this tried and tested recipe for Greek Yogurt Banana Bread, and find extra breakfast inspiration with Healthy Egg Muffins, Secret Ingredient Fruit Smoothies and more early a.m. favorites.

A close-up view of banana bread made with Greek yogurt, pecans and chocolate chunks

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Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

  • 2
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2
    cup
    sugar
  • 1/4
    cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon
    baking soda
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 3
    very ripe, darkly specked bananas, mashed well (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4
    cup
    plain Greek yogurt (nonfat or regular)
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1/4
    cup
    vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2
    teaspoons
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    cup
    chopped walnuts, pecans or chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch loaf pan with parchment paper (overhanging on the two long sides) then grease the parchment paper with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and salt.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, eggs, Greek yogurt, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in the chopped nuts or chocolate chips then scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake the bread for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool completely in the pan before using the parchment paper overhangs to life the bread out of the pan to slice and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Amount Per Serving

Calories 309
Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Cholesterol 41mg14%

Sodium 303mg13%

Potassium 224mg6%

Carbohydrates 53g18%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 25g28%

Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 90IU2%

Vitamin C 3.9mg5%

Calcium 26mg3%

Iron 1.8mg10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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