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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Made with yogurt, this is a densely satisfying bread for breakfast, brunch, and snack.  It’s everything you love about banana bread and more.

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We just returned from our regular trip back to So. Cal., where we’re from.  It can be challenging to travel with kiddos, but the memory-making is important to us since our entire extended family is in CA.  Nobody wanted to relocate to the Arctic with us.

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It wouldn’t have been a real trip without the usual visits to our favorite Cali eateries, being the silly foodies that we are.  Actually, any trip we take tends to revolve around food somehow.  Yet no amount of In ‘n Out can rival my mom and dad’s home cooking.  And they cooked up a storm.

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I’m not sure what all that has to do with this Yogurt Banana Chocolate Bread, except that it’s obvious my parents’ love of cooking was passed down to me.  Hopefully, I’m passing it on with all the cooking/baking I do with my own family now.

Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Back to the banana bread.   This sweetie’s loaded with super ripe bananas, protein-rich yogurt, flax, and a healthy dose of chocolate.  So rich, dense, moist, and just the right amount of sweetness!  I’d say this bread lasted about one day in our house.  We never have leftovers with this bread, but I’m guessing it would freeze beautifully.


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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

5 from 1 vote
Made with yogurt, this is a densely satisfying bread for breakfast, brunch, and snack.  It’s everything you love about banana bread and more.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings (1 9×5 loaf)
Author: Amy Dong



  • Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position.  Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside.
  • In large bowl of stand mixer, mix the softened butter and sugar until fluffy and light, several minutes.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix to incorporate.
  • In separate bowl, combine flour, flax, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the butter/sugar mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring by hand until fully incorporated.
  • Gently fold in the yogurt and mashed bananas with rubber spatula just until combined.
  • Gently fold in the mini chocolate chips, just until combined. Spread batter evenly into greased loaf pan.
  • Bake about 60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out with tender crumbs attached – not totally clean.  Cool in pan on wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 311IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Method: Bake

Source:  Chew Out Loud

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