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Holiday Spiced Banana Bread

banana bread recipe

Number of Servings: 16
Serving Size: 1 slice


  • 2/3 cup equivalent of brown sugar (like brown sugar blend for baking)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, browned
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt, plain and unsweetened
  • 2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute, or 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 T ground flax seed
  • 1 T molasses
  • 1 T cider vinegar
  • 3 small very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Brown butter over medium high heat occasionally swirling the pan until a light amber color; watch closely as butter will burn easy.
  3. Set aside to cool slightly and then add to a large mixing bowl, browned butter, fat free Greek Yogurt, and brown sugar substitute. Stir well.
  4. Add egg substitute, black strap molasses, cider vinegar, and ground flax seed and blend well. Finally add the smashed bananas and blend until creamy.
  5. To a small bowl add the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  6. Add dry ingredients to creamy mixture and stir lightly to combine; do not over mix or dough will be tough.
  7. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely for 5 minutes and then flip over to remove from pan. Cool completely and then wrap in foil. Store in refrigerator, can be warmed before

Optional Healthy Additions: 1 cup wild blueberries, 1 cup crushed pineapple, 2 kiwis smashed

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