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The best banana bread best recipe made with butter and a secret ingredient, Greek yogurt! Sweet, moist, and perfect every time.

The Best Banana Bread Recipe


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 55 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x

Description

The best banana bread best recipe made with butter and a secret ingredient, Greek yogurt! Sweet, moist, and perfect every time.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very large ripe bananas, mashed well
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch baking pan.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, soda, and salt together in a large bowl. In a medium bowl combine the mashed bananas, butter, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla. Stir to combine the wet ingredients. Gently fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just combine. Don’t over mix. The batter should be thick and chunky.
  3. Scrape the batter into the greased pan and bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
  4. Let the banana bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove it from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack for at least one hour before serving.

Notes

  • This recipe is actually really flexible! You can use whole wheat flour instead of the white (or half and half), you can use sour cream instead of the yogurt, and I have even had great luck making “flax eggs” instead of using real eggs for this recipe (mix 1 tablespoon ground flax meal with 2.5 tablespoons water PER egg you need, stir and let it rest for 5 minutes before using).
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 256
  • Sugar: 19.4g
  • Sodium: 226.8mg
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.2g
  • Protein: 4.3g
  • Cholesterol: 55.5mg

Keywords: Banana Bread, Greek Yogurt, Snack, Breakfast, Sweet Bread