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Chocolate cinnamon banana bread with dollop of greek yogurt and cinnamon sticks
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5 from 16 votes

Chocolate Cinnamon Banana Bread

This low-fat Chocolate Cinnamon Banana Bread is made with Greek yogurt instead of oil or butter - it has a moist consistency and rich taste!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 96kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups bananas about 3 over-ripe mashed bananas
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Add the Greek yogurt, cane sugar, egg and vanilla extract, and stir until combined and smooth.
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 55 – 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before slicing.

Notes

Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. You can freeze the bread for up to 3 months. Just thaw overnight in the fridge and bring to room temperature before serving.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of Greek yogurt, you can use butter or any neutral oils like vegetable oil or coconut oil.
  • Instead of cane sugar, you can use granulated white sugar.
  • Instead of all purpose flour, you can use whole wheat white flour.
  • To make this gluten-free, use an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix. Do not substitute only almond flour or only coconut flour.
Nutritional Data: The information below is an automated estimate and could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg