This is the best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe with olive oil and yogurt. Made with yogurt, little oil and whole wheat flour, this is a healthier banana bread too. Moist, packed with chocolate chips and tastes like banana. Makes a delicious breakfast or snack!
Our regular Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread is one of the classic treats for special occasions at our home because of that sinful chocolate ganache covering it. On the other hand, we don’t wait for a special day to make this easy and healthier banana bread recipe.
Are you having difficulty in waking your family up? Make a loaf of this bread and let the incredible smell fill in the whole house. As a result, everyone will be up in a few seconds and run to the kitchen. A slice of banana bread when it’s still warm and a cup of coffee or tea make a perfect start in the morning. Can you think of a better breakfast than this? Oh and kids love it as a snack after school as well.
Firstly, make sure the following three ingredients are at room temperature:
- One egg
- 2 very ripe bananas
- ½ cup plain yogurt
There is no butter in this banana bread recipe. We use olive oil to lower the calories a bit. Although it doesn’t taste in the bread at all, you can prefer other oils like sunflower oil, grape seed oil or coconut oil too. Also, we use full fat plain yogurt, but you can substitute buttermilk or kefir for it just like we did in our Moist Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.
Need a chocolate chip banana bread recipe without eggs or dairy products? Check out our Vegan Banana Bread Recipe.
In addition, we use whole wheat flour in this chocolate chip banana bread recipe to make a healthier version. On the other hand, if healthy recipes are not your concern, you can use a combination of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour. However, I don’t recommend leaving whole wheat flour out because it has a nicer flavor.
As a spice, we use our favorite one in this recipe: cinnamon. It’s optional, but I highly recommend that you use it because it makes the bread even more flavorsome and comforting.
As for the chocolate chips, we use dark ones but you are free to use whichever you like.
A note about bananas: The riper the bananas, the better. You can decide it by looking at the color of the peel. Look for brownish peels or brown spots on the peel and super soft bananas.
How To Make
It is very easy to make banana bread with olive oil and yogurt. Just make sure everything is at room temperature.
First, whisk together the sugar and egg until creamy. Add in oil and yogurt and mix well.
Second, mash bananas using a fork and add them to the mixture.
Third, Whisk together the dry ingredients of flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Combine them with the wet mixture.
Fourth, fold in the chocolate chips and pour the batter into a loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on the top.
Finally, bake it for 45-50 minutes at 350F.
How To Store
Keep this olive oil banana bread at room temperature for a day and then put it in the refrigerator because it is really moist and will probably go bad if you keep it out of the refrigerator for more than a day.
Yes, you can. Let it cool completely. Wrap the bread tightly with a plastic wrap and put it in a freezer bag. Keep it in the freezer for up to three months. If you think a whole loaf is too much for your family, first slice the bread and wrap each slice tightly and then put them in freezer bags in batches. This second method is more practical. Thaw banana bread slices individually as you need.
Yes! You will end up with amazing chocolate chip banana muffins but adjust the baking time. I guess 15-minute-baking would be fine just like in our Banana Nut Muffins Recipe.
More Banana Recipes
- Banana Oat Date Bars
- Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Banana Stuffed Challah French Toas
- Creamy Banana Coffee Cake
More Loaf Cakes
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Olive Oil Banana Bread Recipe with Yogurt
Moist chocolate chip banana bread packed with chocolate chips and tastes like banana.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 10 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- ¾ cup mashed banana (2 ripe)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon extra chocolate chips for topping
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Butter a 9 x 5 loaf pan and line it with parchment paper. Butter the bottom of the paper too to remove it easier.
- Whisk together the sugar and egg until creamy. Add in oil and plain yogurt and mix well.
- Mash the bananas with a fork and add it into the mixture.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Pour this gradually into the wet mixture.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and pour it into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on the top and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let the bread rest 10-15 minutes before removing.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 407
- Sugar: 37.3g
- Sodium: 135mg
- Fat: 19.1g
- Carbohydrates: 58.7g
- Protein: 6.9g
- Cholesterol: 20.2mg
Keywords: Chocolate chip banana bread recipe
Shaista Fatima says
Can i substitute wheat flour in the recipe with gluten free flour?
And also will all the ingredients be the same if using gluten free flour.
We never made it with gluten free flour, but I think it would work fine. You might need to add a little more flour though because the textures of wheat flour and gluten free flour are different. I guess adding extra 1/4 cup of gluten free flour would be enough.
Abbe Odenwalder says
I could use a slice of this right now! Banana bread is one of my faves!