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The Basic Banana Bread
2-3 large, very ripe Bananas
3/4 cup, packed Light Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
2 Eggs
1 +1/2 cups Unbleached Flour
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Add Some Seeds
1/2 cup Black Sesame Seeds
1/2 up Flax Seeds I use semi-ground

Not Your Average Banana Bread

    • 60 minutes
    • Serves 6
    • Medium


    Don’t you loooove coming home from a trip and see that the spinach in the fridge has wilted, all dairy products have expired and the bananas are brown and mushy?? Well, I do….not the spinach and expired dairy products part….but those brown, super sweet and soft bananas means I am making banana bread!!!

    If you have been following my blog for a bit, you will know that I always try to enhance the nutritional value of any good ‘ol comfort food recipe. Banana Bread is a fun way to make it your own and experiment with seeds, nuts, or spices that you have in your pantry.



    Preheat Oven

    Preheat the oven to 400F and grease a non-stick loaf tin. I used olive oil and added parchment paper to easily lift the bread out once it is baked.


    Mix Dry Ingredients

    In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients: flours, sugar, seeds, salt and baking powder. Mix well with a whisk and set aside. You can use any seeds or nuts you like!


    Mix Wet Ingredients

    In another bowl, add the bananas, zest & juice of the lemon, olive oil, greek yogurt, and eggs. Mix well with a whisk or electric mixer.


    Combine Wet & Dry

    Combine the dry with a wet ingredients using a spatula. Spoon the mixture into the loaf pan and decorate as you like! I halved a banana and added it to the top.


    Time To Bake

    Bake the banana bread for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool before lifting out of the loaf pan and slicing. This banana bread is great with jams, jellies, nutella and even greek yogurt!


    Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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