Famous Banana Bread

 I had some ripe bananas on my kitchen counter and I was craving banana bread. I used to have a lowfat banana bread recipe that I would make with apple sauce, but I was in the mood to try something new. That being said, I Googled famous banana bread recipes and this is the one I used. It is said to be the famous banana bread from Flour Bakery in Boston. The bread turns out soooo delicious and tastes so buttery  but there is not a drop of butter in it! I also made several healthier modifications to the recipe so if you want to make the original it is here.
Banana Bread

Prep: 20 min

Cook: 45 minutes- 1 hour

Serves: 1 loaf


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar (the second time I made this I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and the hubby and I couldn’t tell the difference!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil (coconut oil)
  • 4 bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt (I used honey flavored)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped *optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Enjoy 🙂