Healthy Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips Recipe

A moist, delicious healthy banana bread recipe with chocolate chips. So fluffy and sweet, no one will suspect it’s made with Greek yogurt and whole wheat!

YIELD: 1 8×4-inch loaf (about 10 slices)


1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (about 11 ounces or 3 large)
1 large egg
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used nonfat. OK to substitute vanilla, though the bread will be a bit sweeter.)
2 tablespoons canola oil or melted, cooled coconut oil*
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
3/4 semisweet chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate

*If using coconut oil, be sure all of the ingredients are at room temperature and the coconut oil has cooled, or it will resolidify when it touches the cold ingredients.


  1. Place the rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Mash the bananas in the bottom of a large bowl until mostly smooth. Whisk in the egg, then the yogurt and oil. Whisk in the brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda, cinnamon, and salt over the top, then stir until combined. Gently stir in the flour until barely combined, then fold in the chocolate chips.
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