Classic Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe calls for Greek Yogurt to help give it a rich flavor... Get the recipe on Taste As You Go!

So many people got through the first few months of this pandemic by baking. From sourdough bread to chocolate chip cookies to homemade pizza dough... There was evidence of home baking all over the internet.

Another popular foodie project during lockdown? Baking banana bread.

I watched as photos of banana bread filled my Instagram feed. As a blogger, my first instinct was to sit down and draft a post to go along with my version of this classic banana bread. But then I hesitated and walked away from my computer.

I didn't want my post to get lost in the noise. And, to be honest, I've been sitting on this recipe and these photos for a long time (years 🤦‍♀️...). So I didn't see the harm in waiting a few more months to share it.


Classic Banana Bread | Taste As You Go

I love this banana bread recipe for a handful of reasons. It's versatile, so you can adjust it to include nuts, blueberries, chocolate chips... The possibilities are endless! 

And it's a great way to use up the last of the yogurt in that 32-ounce container hiding at the back of your refrigerator. I've made it with plain yogurt as well as plan Greek yogurt. Both will work well here.

If you didn't experiment with banana bread recipes before... then now might be the time to start! 

Classic Banana Bread
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Classic Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf, 14 servings
Author: Taste As You Go // adapted from MyRecipes
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 10 M
This versatile banana bread recipe is simple to prepare and simple to adapt! Add nuts, blueberries, chocolate chips... the possibilities are endless!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/3 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt to combine. Set aside.
  4. Place the sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat with a hand mixer at medium speed until incorporated, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Add the mashed banana, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Beat until blended.
  7. Add the flour mixture and beat at low speed until just incorporated.
  8. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack then remove the banana bread from the pan.
  10. Cool completely on the wire rack before cutting into slices.
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