A healthier Banana Bread that’s made with white whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt. It’s moist and has a delicious crust on the top that’s to die for!
Happy New Year! Wow. It’s 2014 already. I can’t believe it!
Last year went by so fast. I have like 50 resolutions. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? One of mine is to stop and enjoy the small moments more. I get caught up in the stress of life and forget to take the time to stop and enjoy the little things.
I’m also wanting to eat better. I think everyone feels like that after the holiday purge. So much unhealthy eating. I have some bad habits once I start a new diet, though. I immediately only think of the things I can’t have. And that’s all I can think about. So. Annoying.
So instead of dieting, I just try to be more aware of what I’m eating. I don’t stop eating sweets, but I just try to make them a little healthier (if I can) and eat a smidge less of them.
Ever since my Healthy Granola Parfait post on Monday, I have been messing around with coconut oil and I even bought a container of Truvia to try baking with. Have you ever used either of those in baking recipes?
This banana bread is a favorite that I make all the time. My boys love it. It is SO good. But now I’m dying to try it using coconut oil and Truvia! I might have to try it this week and let you know how it goes.
If you’re trying to be a little healthier this year, this is a great recipe to add to your must-try list this year. We love it! It uses white whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt and comes out with this crust on the top that is just amazing. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
- 3 ripe bananas mashed
- 2/3 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1-1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325º F.
- Combine bananas, oil, yogurt, eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add flours, salt, baking soda and vanilla. Stir just until combined.
- Spray a large loaf pan (I use a 9x5 glass pan) with cooking spray. Pour banana mixture inside loaf pan and bake for about 60-85 minutes. If you use two smaller pans, the cook time will need to be adjusted. It will probably take around 45 minutes.
- Use the toothpick method to check and see if it's cooked in the middle. Cool on rack and then remove from pans. Slice and enjoy!
Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic says
I have been staring at a bunch of overripe bananas for several days now thinking “I really need to make banana bread. But I want a healthier banana bread”. And then you posted this. You read my mind!!
Kelly @ Life made Sweeter says
Love banana bread and this healthy version sounds awesome! Love coconut oil, just started using it a lot in baking and cooking about 6 months ago too and it’s wonderful! This looks so moist and sounds great with the whole wheat flour and greek yogurt. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!
L.A. Brown says
Thanks for stopping by my cauliflower post and the comment. And a big thanks for that Pin! 🙂 I like your NY resolution. Good one. Mine is “less is more” I’ve got to get rid of some of this stuff in this house. Sometimes I feel like I’ve got so much I can’t find anything. And, about dieting. I’ve never really dieted, but always try to make sensible choices. Great looking Banana bread, which is my fav by the way. And beautiful photos. Happy 2014.
Do you think this will work If I use regular whole wheat flour? I don’t have white whole wheat flour 🙁
Hi Katerina! It should be just fine to use whole wheat flour! It might be a little more dense but should still taste good! Let me know what you think of it! Thanks for the comment!
I made it with whole wheat flour and it tasted just fine 🙂
Just made this right now! It’s delicious!!! THANK YOU!!
This is so delicious! I’ve been making banana bread for years, and this is my favorite recipe. I used white whole wheat flour, vanilla greek yogurt, and cut the sugar to 1 cup. Yum!
Hi, I was wondering if I could use olive oil instead of canola.
Hi Ana! I’ve never tried olive oil instead of canola. If you do try it, let me know how it turns out!
Made this bread tonight and it was awesome
Yahoo! I’m so happy you liked it, Julia!! It’s my very favorite banana bread recipe!!
Hi, I like the sound of adding Greek yoghurt to banana bread, I will try it. When I make bananabread I replace half of the sugar with honey, since sugar isn’t very healthy. Add a bit of cinnamon and it’s amazing!
Ohhh! Honey is a great idea, Elaine! Thanks for sharing!
Have you tried it with coconut oil yet? If so how did it work.
Hanna G says
Love this recipe! I’ve made it a couple times now. Tonight instead of applesauce I used Greek Yogurt- a cinnamon pear one, it was the only thing I had. It tasted really good! I still like the applesauce version better, it’s more moist but you can use greek yogurt! Thanks for the recipe!
Yay!! So happy you like the recipe! Thanks for the sweet comment!