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Thick slice of Yogurt Banana Bread on a white plate, against a white background.

Yogurt in your banana bread? Yes! You will love how the addition of plain yogurt keeps your banana bread moist
and light without added oil. You can make this bread simple, with just bananas, or you can punch up the flavor a
bit with any number of additions, like cinnamon, walnuts, or chocolate chips. Slather a spoonful of peanut butter on a slice before eating to increase the protein and fiber content even more!

8 Servings
Preparation time
0 minutes
Cooking time
1 hour
Total time
1 hour
1 C banana (mashed)
1 C plain yogurt (not Greek yogurt)
2 large eggs
½ C Sugar
4 Tbsp butter (melted)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ C all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp nutmeg


Spray your loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or lightly coat with butter.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mash bananas well, then add to a large bowl with yogurt, eggs, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg until well
combined. Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir together until just
combined. Be careful not to over-stir. If using nuts or chocolate chips, fold in now.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes
out clean.

Bread should be browned and cracked open at the top. Let cool in the pan for about 15
minutes, then remove from pan. Serve while warm or store once completely cooled.


Per Slice- Calories 259, Saturated Fat 4.3g, Sodium 260mg, Total Sugars 19g


Optional ingredients: 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (like walnuts), 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips, 1⁄2-1 teaspoon cinnamon


Adapted from Budget Bytes