This recipe was really yummy to start with but I was looking for something a little healthier so I replaced some butter with non-fat yogurt and I eliminated the salt. It is super moist and tastes great.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x5-inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

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  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Beat butter, yogurt, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Stir in mashed bananas until well blended. Pour banana mixture to flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Transfer batter into prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean, 60 to 65 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is the healthier version of Banana Banana Bread.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 35g 11% DV; fat 5g 8% DV; cholesterol 41.2mg 14% DV; sodium 197mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2013
I altered the recipe after reading other reviews and it came out even healthier and still very yummy. I did half all purpose and half wheat flour. Instead of butter I used equal parts homemade apple sauce allrecipes.com/recipe/sarahs-applesauce/ (I omitted the sugar in the apple sauce recipe) I used 1/8 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of 3/4 cup brown sugar. I only had 3 bananas which turned out to be 1 1/4 cup after mashing. I meant to add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla but forgot until just now and I threw in two palmfuls of craisins. I baked it for 55 minutes in a loaf pan and wish I had taken it out at 50 when I thought it was done. It was a touch over done but I will be making this again when I buy more bananas than we care to eat. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2012
The bread came out very dense but was moist. For my preference it was very bland even after I added a little nutmeg cinnamon and vanilla. And it took much longer to bake than the recipe says. I'm going to continue looking for a recipe. Read More
(5)
132 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2013
I altered the recipe after reading other reviews and it came out even healthier and still very yummy. I did half all purpose and half wheat flour. Instead of butter I used equal parts homemade apple sauce allrecipes.com/recipe/sarahs-applesauce/ (I omitted the sugar in the apple sauce recipe) I used 1/8 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of 3/4 cup brown sugar. I only had 3 bananas which turned out to be 1 1/4 cup after mashing. I meant to add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla but forgot until just now and I threw in two palmfuls of craisins. I baked it for 55 minutes in a loaf pan and wish I had taken it out at 50 when I thought it was done. It was a touch over done but I will be making this again when I buy more bananas than we care to eat. Read More
(138)
Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2012
Very tasty. I made 1/2 the recipe with two medium size bananas and baked muffins. Only a 6-muffin tin would fit in our little toaster oven so there was some batter left over but I believe the 1/2 recipe would have made 8 regular size muffins. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2012
This was really good. After 50 minutes though it was done I add crushed walnuts and a little extra yogurt. Delicious. I like my banana bread more moist not sure if it was me or the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2013
I love this recipe, and have made it many times already! I made a few modifications based off the other reviews in order to make it even healthier. For the 2 cups of flour, I use 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour. In place of 1/4 cup butter, I use 1/4 cup applesauce. I also reduce the sugar to 1/4-1/2 cup, depending on how sweet I want it. And I add in a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. I also use two 8x4 inch pans (since that's what I have), and it reduces the baking time to ~35 minutes. Very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2012
Using this recipe I made an even lower calorie version substituting pureed pumkin for the butter/yogurt and an egg substitute for the whole eggs and then mixed in 1/4 cup of chopped dates. It made a very dense chewy moist bread which is mildly sweet and surprisingly satisfying for not having any chocolate in it;) I'm sure it would have tasted even better w/the butter (let's face it what doesn't taste better with butter?!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2012
I just made this last night and my very picky husband said this was the best i ever made. I made a bit of an adjustment with the flour using 1 cup white and 1 cup whole wheat I added walnuts a sprinkle of cinnamon a spash of vanilla and topped it with some oats brown sugar and butter. So not as healthy but it was very good... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2012
A simple, healthy recipe that doesn't require a trip to the co-op for ingredients. i reduced the brown sugar by a 1/4 cup and used cream cheese instead of yogurt. Didn't bother measuring out the banana, simply mashed 4. Made 8 mini-loafs 4x2", baked for 18 minutes. Fluffy, moist, no-guilt, extra banana, banana bread. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2013
I'm not much for reviews but this warrants one. I made this recipe tonight with a few modifications due to allergies. This recipe ROCKS. Super moist very tasty & an entire loaf is gone! I mixed 1 cup wheat with 1 cup all purpose 6 tbsp applesauce in lieu of eggs yummy!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
Delicious! Added fresh grated nutmeg (love the smell) and cinnamon to taste. Also a cup of toasted walnuts. Will make again. Splendid. Nice chewy texture not dry and right amount of banana flavor. Also for more nutrition I substituted one cup of quality whole wheat flour for white. To make mashing bananas easier I use a potato masher. Also I use a micro grater and buy whole nutmegs. They are easy to grate and it is such a difference in flavor and nutrition. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2012
The bread came out very dense but was moist. For my preference it was very bland even after I added a little nutmeg cinnamon and vanilla. And it took much longer to bake than the recipe says. I'm going to continue looking for a recipe. Read More
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