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Baked whole wheat banana bread in a loaf pan with bananas in the background.
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4.40 from 41 votes

The Best Banana Bread

A classic banana bread recipe made a little healthier with a blend of regular and whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 210kcal

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar or coconut sugar*
  • ¼ cup butter softened or melted coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed (1 1/2 cups)
  • cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
  • Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute).
  • Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended.
  • Add flour mixture to the wet mixture and beat at low speed just until moist.
  • Spoon batter into an 8 ½ x 4 ½-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until a wooden tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Notes

*For a lower sugar version you can reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup or use 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup instead of the sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g