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Healthy banana bread loaf recipe

Healthy-ish Low Sugar Banana Bread

This banana bread is light and moist in texture and not very sweet. I've made some substitutions in order to make this recipe much healthier than usual, without compromising on taste.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 196 kcal


  • 45 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 40 g olive oil
  • 50 g light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 3 super ripe medium bananas approx. 300g, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence optional
  • 150 g all purpose flour
  • 100 g wholewheat flour can replace with all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 170c (with fan).
  • Whisk butter, oil and sugar together, with an electric mixer or by hand, until it looks light brown and creamy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, while mixing.
  • Add mashed bananas, yogurt and vanilla essence. Mix.
  • Add all the other dry ingredients (you can mix it in a separate bowl beforehand, but I'm lazy and just mix it all in the same one). Mix until everything is incorporated. 
  • Pour mixture into a baking loaf tin. Place in the oven for 55-60 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean. 
  • Let it rest in the loaf tin for about 10-15 mins. Then take it out to cool completely. 
Keyword Baking, Banana Bread, Breakfast