After trying several recipes for banana bread that had some but not all of the things I wanted in it, I tweaked a few together and came up with this version with Greek yogurt. I made 8 loaves before declaring it a success (and the comments from family and coworkers sealed the deal).

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 9x5-inch loaves
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

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  • Mix mashed bananas and yogurt together in a bowl.

  • Combine butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl; beat using an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Add banana mixture and mix well.

  • Stir flour, oat flour, rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add to the banana-butter mixture and stir just until combined. Don't overmix. Fold chocolate chips and walnuts into the batter. Divide batter between the prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and cover loosely with aluminum foil for 5 minutes. Remove from the pans and allow to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

Instead of butter, I've used a 50/50 combination of oil and applesauce with great results.

Substitute sour cream for the Greek yogurt, if desired.

Make your own oat flour by running 1 cup rolled oats through the blender.

Substitute pecans for the walnuts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 48.1g 16% DV; fat 18.9g 29% DV; cholesterol 47.5mg 16% DV; sodium 426.4mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2018
I decreased the sugar to 1/2 c. white and 1/2 c. brown. Also subbed half white and half whole wheat for the flour. And left out the walnuts. Tasty, moist, delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2020
This made 1 large bread and 4 small size individual breads. I made it exactly as written except I didn’t use chocolate chips. While this bread a moister, less dense banana bread, my husband and I found it lacked a banana flavor. I used very ripe bananas, trust me there was no yellow left, but the banana flavor didn’t shine through like other banana breads. I will try with different aged bananas and readjust my review if the bread is any different. In all it is good bread and you should at least try it once. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2018
I decreased the sugar to 1/2 c. white and 1/2 c. brown. Also subbed half white and half whole wheat for the flour. And left out the walnuts. Tasty, moist, delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2018
We loved this bread. It has more ingredients but comes together nicely and is much more filling/ better for you than the regular kind of banana bread. Dough was nicely firm not runny and there was a nice amount of chips and nuts scattered through bread. Try 50 minutes and see if it needs more -- mine was very brown at 60 min and slightly dry - next time I'll go for the shorter time first. Might add cinnamon or cardamon next time though... Only made two changes - Didn't have Oat flour - subbed whole wheat flour Used a 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown since we prefer a less sweet bread and my bananas were very ripe! Ended up with a nice swish of banana flavor and a hint of sweetness just like we like it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2018
I made these as muffins and they were delish! I used 2 cups of quick oats and used 3/4 cup of coconut sugar. I also used coconut oil instead of butter. Cooked for 30 min. Super soft and moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2020
My granddaughter and I made this today, while in quarantine. We did not have oat flour so we used white. We loved it! It was a hit!! Delicious! Mmmmm... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2020
Very good, but will omit the chocolate chips next time. I used 1/4 c applesauce and 1/2 c butter. Lessened both sugars a bit. I used vanilla flavored Greek yogurt. I used frozen bananas that I had and defrosted in microwave and mashed up. Liked the idea of rolled oats. Walnuts are a must. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2020
This made 1 large bread and 4 small size individual breads. I made it exactly as written except I didn’t use chocolate chips. While this bread a moister, less dense banana bread, my husband and I found it lacked a banana flavor. I used very ripe bananas, trust me there was no yellow left, but the banana flavor didn’t shine through like other banana breads. I will try with different aged bananas and readjust my review if the bread is any different. In all it is good bread and you should at least try it once. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
Needed a banana bread fix and this was perfect! I made it without the chocolate chips otherwise I made it as written! We loved it thank you!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2020
I made this into cupcakes! Perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2020
Delicious. Never Banana bread with chocolate chips, genius! I added banana emulsion to in enhance the banana flavor, it was great!! Read More
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