Tired of throwing out old bananas? This recipe is a moist, flavorful, and low-fat way to save those bananas and keep your kids coming back for more. No white sugar here. Good old maple syrup, non-fat Greek yogurt, and applesauce make great alternatives to the usual banana bread recipe!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
50 mins
10 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 11x7-inch loaf


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Coat an 11x7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Whisk together applesauce and maple syrup in a large bowl. Add eggs and whisk until well blended. Add bananas, yogurt, and milk; mix until combined but still lumpy. Whisk in vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Fold flour mixture slowly into banana mixture with a large wooden spoon until fully combined. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Slice and serve.

Cook's Notes:

White whole wheat flour may be substituted for white flour, if desired. Honey can be used in place of maple syrup, and vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt can be used instead of plain.

Optional mix-ins are nuts, raisins, or dried fruit: just add them when you fold in the dry ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 28.1g; fat 2.5g; cholesterol 40.1mg; sodium 267.3mg. Full Nutrition