Best Banana Bread

10 servings


10 minutes

active time

1 hour 10 minutes

total time


3 very ripe bananas (medium/large)

½ cup unsalted butter (8 Tbsp at room temperature)

1/2 cup greek yogurt OR sour cream

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs (lightly beaten)

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

½ tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a bread loaf pan (9.25 long x 5.25 wide x 2.75 deep). Lightly roast walnuts on a skillet, continuously stirring so they won’t burn. Coarsely chop and cool to room temperature.

In a mixing bowl, cream together 8 Tbsp softened butter and 3/4 cup sugar (or honey if using honey).

Mash bananas with a fork until the consistency of chunky applesauce and add them to the batter along with 2 eggs, mixing until blended.

In a separate bowl, whisk together: 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of salt then add to batter.

Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and mix in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350˚F for 55-60 min or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let banana bread rest for 10 min before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


Serving Size



350 kcal

Total Fat

18 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



57 mg


243 mg

Total Carbohydrate

45 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

20 g


5 g

10 servings


10 minutes

active time

1 hour 10 minutes

total time
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