Add a protein punch (plus extra moisture!) to everyone’s favorite quickbread with a top-rated recipe for Greek Yogurt Banana Bread.

Slices of banana bread stacked on top of each other with bananas in the background

I’ve shared dozens of banana bread recipes, from chocolate-swirled and peanut butter-filled to fruit-topped and sprinkle-studded. All of them rely on various ingredients to ensure a moist loaf with plenty of banana flavor.

Often times, it comes down to an ingredient with some sort of tanginess, whether that’s sour cream, cream cheese or even buttermilk.

A close-up, top-down view of banana bread made with nuts and chocolate chips

I’m turning to one of my all-time favorite ingredients to add moisture (and protein) to everyone’s favorite way to use up overripe bananas. Bring on the Greek yogurt!

Glass bowls containing the ingredients to make Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

The yogurt lends a touch of tanginess to the loaf without overpowering the banana flavor. And then it’s up to you to add any type of mix-in, from chocolate chips to chopped nuts or even additional fresh fruit (try blueberries or raspberries for the best results).

A glass bowl with banana bread batter, chopped nuts and chocolate chunks

Preheat your oven for this tried and tested recipe for Greek Yogurt Banana Bread, and find extra breakfast inspiration with Healthy Egg Muffins, Secret Ingredient Fruit Smoothies and more early a.m. favorites.

A close-up view of banana bread made with Greek yogurt, pecans and chocolate chunks

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Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

Add a protein punch (plus extra moisture!) to everyone's favorite quickbread with a top-rated recipe for Greek Yogurt Banana Bread.
4.94 from 155 votes
Slices of banana bread stacked on top of each other with bananas in the background
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe, darkly specked bananas, mashed well (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (nonfat or regular)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch loaf pan with parchment paper (overhanging on the two long sides) then grease the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, eggs, Greek yogurt, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in the chopped nuts or chocolate chips then scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake the bread for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool completely in the pan before using the parchment paper overhangs to lift the bread out of the pan to slice and serve.
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Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 303mg, Potassium: 224mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 90IU, Vitamin C: 3.9mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1.8mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Best banana bread recipe ever! Following the advice of other reviewers I increased the yoghurt ratio, as well as adding choc chips as per Kelly’s recipe.
    So much moister and healthier than using butter.

  2. 5 stars
    Perfect, so easy and moist banana bread! I only had vanilla yogurt, so used less white sugar than indicated. 60+ minutes in the loaf tin. Added 1/2 cup choc chips and 1/2 cup walnuts. Delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Very good! I mashed up some berries from our yard and added them to the mix, making it very delicious

  4. 5 stars
    Simply delicious.
    I made it and baked in muffin cups.
    1st batch exact recipe. 2nd batch 2wks later, i made with 3/4 cornflour +1/4 regular flour.
    Oh so yummy both and moist. wish I could upload a picture.

  5. 5 stars
    HELP !! I have the mixture all ready to go but I have just discovered the oven is broken :(
    Can I cook this in the microwave some how?

    Thank you. x

  6. 5 stars
    I followed a few of the recommendations in the comments to make this a bit healthier, and it turned out sooo good! I subbed whole wheat flour, added another 1/4 c of yogurt in place of vegetable oil and used honey instead of sugar. Not too sweet and perfectly moist!

  7. 5 stars
    I have made many banana breads but this one is the best!
    I put in chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, and if I have them, whole frozen cranberries. The last time I made it, I added cocoa powder and made it chocolate. The bread is never dry and the recipe never fails. The BEST!

  8. 5 stars
    This is such any easy and low fat cake and I get to use over ripe bananas so no waste. Didn’t put choc or pecans on but will next time.

  9. 5 stars
    Nice! It’s identical to the one with sour cream and I almost always have to go out and buy sour cream when I make it, but I always have Greek yogurt in my house. This is THE best banana bread recipe out there, in my opinion, and I have tried a lot of recipes looking for a perfect one. This is it!

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