Healthier Banana Banana Bread

    1 hour 20 minutes

    Moist and packed with banana flavour, the healthier version of this popular banana bread recipe uses less butter and replaces it with non-fat yoghurt.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 55g butter
    • 30g fat free yoghurt
    • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 525g mashed overripe bananas

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour5min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a 13x23cm loaf tin.
    2. Combine flour, bicarb and salt in a large bowl. Beat butter, yoghurt and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in colour. Mix in beaten eggs, then stir in mashed bananas until well blended. Pour banana mixture to flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Transfer mixture into prepared loaf tin.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted into centre of loaf comes out clean, 60 to 65 minutes. Let bread cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.

    Editor's note

    This recipe is the healthier version of the original 'Banana banana bread'.

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    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 (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.  -  04 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  12 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  12 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)