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Olive Oil Banana Bread

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

Using olive oil to make sweets may seem counterintuitive, but it doesn’t just belong in salads and savories, it makes great cakes too. Good news for those who either don’t tolerate dairy well or who...


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups mashed ripe banana, about 4 large
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Nutrition Facts


204 cals


8 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


33 g


14 g


4 g


4 g


194 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate medium bowl mix the olive oil, eggs, mashed banana, Greek yogurt, and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the banana mixture. Stir together with a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on a rack, for 20 minutes then remove from pan.

Chef Tips

When bananas get too ripe, peel and freeze them. Frozen bananas can be used straight from the freezer to thicken and sweeten smoothies, or slowly thawed in the fridge to use in baking and desserts.

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