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Banana Flax Bread

My Banana Flax Bread is packed with nutritious whole grains, flaxseed and Greek yogurt.  When it’s baking in the oven, it will make your whole house smell absolutely delicious! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 224 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician


  • 1 ½ cups mashed, very ripe banana (3-4 bananas)
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup safflower or other neutral-flavored oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar or light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix the bananas, yogurt, eggs, oil, and vanilla together in the bowl of a stand mixer until combined. Add the sugar and continue to mix until combined.
  2. Whisk the flours, flaxseed, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the mixer and beat until just combined (do not over-mix). Stir the nuts into the batter.
  3. Pour the batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake in the oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Remove the bread and cool completely on wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Flax Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.5g16%
Saturated Fat 1.2g8%
Sodium 225mg10%
Carbohydrates 28.8g10%
Fiber 3.5g15%
Protein 4.8g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.