Olive Oil Banana Bread - Cook For Your Life-anti-cancer recipes
Olive Oil Banana Bread
Servings: 12
Prep time: 30

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 are simply trying to cut down on saturated fats. This dense, moist cake is intensely banana-y. For the best results use really ripe bananas. Their sugars will add to the cake’s overall sweetness, not to mention its delicious taste.


  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.


  • 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

Nutritional Information


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

*per serving

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Ann's Tips and Tricks

In my house, when bananas get too ripe, I 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.




    • Hi Kade, we're on board with adding more bananas! Adding more bananas to the bread could make it more wet and result in a slightly different texture. But, making recipes to suit your tastes is what cooking is all about!


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