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Chocolate Banana Bread with Yogurt

Using yogurt in baking is a healthy substitute for sour cream with the same results. This chocolate banana bread with yogurt tastes just like the regular version but with a little healthy twist.

sliced Chocolate Banana Bread.

I’ve been using yogurt in baking lately after I read that using yogurt is similar to sour cream but a little healthier. I love Fage brand yogurt so I thought I would try making banana bread with yogurt.

Of course, I had to add some chocolate because I love the combination of bananas and chocolate. I took my sour cream chocolate banana bread recipe and substituted Greek yogurt. The results were pretty good.  The banana bread didn’t taste like it was made with yogurt and I liked that it was a little healthier.

Chocolate Banana Bread.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup (8 oz) Fage greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease two 7×3 inch loaf pans.

batter in a bowl

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, yogurt, vanilla and cinnamon.

the finished batter in a bowl

Mix in salt, baking soda, cocoa powder and flour. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Divide into prepared pans.

bread slices on a plate.

More Ways to Use Greek Yogurt

Here are more recipes with yogurt you might like to try, too.

Chocolate Banana Bread with Fage Greek Yogurt

Servings: 2 (7x3-inch) loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
This bread is made with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. It has a soft texture and you can’t taste the yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup (8-oz) Fage greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Grease two 7x3 inch loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, yogurt, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda, cocoa powder and flour. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Divide into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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Chocolate Banana Bread

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4 comments on “Chocolate Banana Bread with Yogurt”

  1. I think I still prefer sour cream if I’m not counting calories. But the fage yogurt is definitely a good substitute.

  2. This looks GOOD! If calories wasn’t an issue, do you prefer the sour cream or yogurt recipe? I personally LOVE to add sour cream to my cakes/etc b/c it just makes everything taste ‘moister’. Not sure if i can really taste the ‘sour cream’ flavor though.

  3. I used the 0% fage yogurt, so I think it’s a lot less calories and fat even compared to a low fat sour cream. I could be wrong. Anyway, I’m happy to have found a healthy alternative

  4. I love Fage too and have used it as a substitute for sour cream. I’m not really sure if it’s that much healthier than low-fat sour cream but it tasted just as good so I guess it makes a good alternative.

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