Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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whole wheat chocolate chip banana bread on a plate


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There are probably a million recipes for banana bread out there.  I have two different versions here on the blog already.  But it is a classic, and it deserves as many variations as people can come up with.  This whole wheat version uses whole wheat flour, coconut oil instead of butter, Greek yogurt for some added protein, and I reduced the amount of sugar that was called for in the original recipe.  I did add a few chocolate chips, because it just wouldn’t be me if I didn’t.  But you can omit those, or substitute in some chopped walnuts.

whole wheat chocolate chip banana bread on a plate

This banana bread recipe makes only 1 loaf.  Feel free to double the recipe, so you can freeze one for later.  I like having different breads and muffins in my freezer.  On a lazy weekend or if someone stops by, you always have something homemade to bring out.   Banana bread also makes great thank you gifts all year round.

whole wheat chocolate chip banana bread on a plate

whole wheat chocolate chip banana bread on a plate
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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

By Erin
Simple, classic banana bread with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and Greek yogurt.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease a loaf pan.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixer beat together brown sugar, sugar and coconut oil until well blended. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Add yogurt, vanilla, and bananas. Mix until smooth. Slowly mix in the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven, and set on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely before serving.


Adapted from Cooking Light


Serving: 1g | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 232mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Bread Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 279
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About Erin S

Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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  1. Awesome giveaway! 😀 But you know I’m here for the whole wheat bread! Go, Erin, go! Yay.

  2. Maybe it’s just the cold weather, but I’m totally craving baked goods lately. This banana bread looks delicious, and my kids would love the extra addition of chocolate chips. Yum!

  3. I’m so glad I found this recipe! I’ve made this FOUR times in the past month. Each time I added a different filling. It’s a great dessert, breakfast or snack. Not overly sweet. I’m happy that it is healthy, my toddler loves it, too.

  4. Excellent Banana Bread! The flavor was wonderful, the bread dense but moist,and it made a full loaf. Nice dome on the top that didnt crack and explode like lava, and was a lovely golden brown. The only thing that I will add next time is a cup of chopped walnuts-my preference! Thank’s so much for sharing this recipe! Di Neal