Foodieobsessed's Blog

Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I have a deep and abiding love for Greek yogurt. It started small with a one time purchase and now is a full time staple in my kitchen. I love banana bread and had an awesome recipe for it that included sour cream and thought it would work just as well with some yogurt in place of it.

When I asked the Hubbs (who is generally a food ‘purist’ and doesn’t like frills) if I should add chocolate chips to this I got a shocking “sure!”. You could use walnuts, milk chocolate chips, or nothing at all!

I store my blackened bananas in my freezer. I was getting overrun so hence the urge for banana nut bread! It is a great use up for bananas that are about to “go”.

Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

4 medium blackened bananas, mashed
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 eggs
1 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup white flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 package semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1 to 1 1/2 cups)
2 tbs of raw sugar
Preheat oven to 350. Pam 2 large loaf pans (I use Pam for baking).

1. Combine banana, yogurt, oil, yogurt, vanilla, and eggs thoroughly. Add sugars and mix to combine.
2. In a separate bowl combine flours, salt, and baking soda.
3. Mix dry into wet ingredients until just combined. Add chocolate chips (do not over mix!).
4. Evenly distribute batter between pans. Sprinkle with raw sugar.
5. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.