Banana Yogurt Cake

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When I want to offer a boost of protein to my kids, one of the first things I reach for is yogurt. With protein and calcium in every bite, yogurt is easy to digest making it a perfect food as a snack, breakfast or even dessert.

The obvious choice is to eat yogurt on it’s own, but I love coming up with other fun ways to incorporate it into recipes or serve along with it.

Banana Yogurt Cake from Weelicious.com

We have been using this Whole Wheat Pancake Batter to make cute bunny pancakes for breakfast. Chloe loves dipping them in strawberry yogurt which has a fresh strawberry flavor that compliments the creamy flavor of the whole milk yogurt.

Banana Yogurt Cake from Weelicious.com

Yogurt is also a great addition for little ones to add to their lunchbox as you can see here topped with a little fruit and paired with cheddar crackers, avocado sandwiches and veggies. My personal new favorite treat we’ve been making is Banana Yogurt Cake made with vanilla yogurt adding a rich vanilla flavor. It couldn’t be easier to make and is a great use for spotty bananas.

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Banana Yogurt Cake (serves 16)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3 small very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mashed banana, egg, oil, and vanilla.

4. Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture and mix until just combined.

5. Pour the batter into a greased 8 inch square baking dish.

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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250 comments

  • Rachel C

    I use yogurt for smoothies and brownies!

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  • Vaishali

    Straight up..:)

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  • Liz

    Yum - thank you and have a great week.

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  • Erin S.

    This recipe is great! New ways to use yogurt in my daughter's diet! Love Annie's!

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  • Adrianne

    I like to use Annie's yogurt with my homemade granola! June adores it for breakfast or as a snack!! All time favorite!!

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  • Kristin P

    Yum! Looks delicious!

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  • Jean

    My one-year-old and I love using whole milk (yay!) yogurt in our smoothies, even in the cold winter. This cake looks great.

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  • Stacy Fredrickson

    I love Annie's products!

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  • Erin S.

    tweeted this!

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  • Theresa Krier

    Oh my gosh, this cake looks so yummy. I can't wait to make this, thanks

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  • Erin S.

    shared on Pinterest!

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  • Katie F.

    I love putting yogurt in smoothies!

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  • Erin S.

    shared on google+

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  • Meri

    We love adding yogurt to our smoothies!

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  • Anh

    I use yogurt in our son's smoothies, pancakes and muffins.These would be fun to try!

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  • Keri Justice

    I've never used Annie's yogurt before. But I have 3 kids who love yogurt. We could use it to make a fruit dip or smoothies. And we would just eat it plain as well! I can't wait to try it out.

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  • Alicia

    Thanks for the chance, I would love to try this with my kids :)

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  • Keri Justice

    I shared this on Twitter with #WeeliciousGiveaways @KeriEjustice

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  • Shae

    Love it in smoothies and kids lunches

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  • Keri Justice

    I pinned this on my Pinterest board with #WeeliciousGiveaways
    Pinterest.com/Kcandck

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  • Emily

    Smoothies!

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  • Sonia D

    Our favorite way is parfaits! We set up a bar with fruit, granola, yogurt, and nuts to let everyone make their own.

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  • Elisa

    Fruit smoothies!! Perfect on the go breakfast

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  • Kirsti

    Banana muffins with yogurt. Or just plain with some warm berries!

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  • Betsy

    In smoothies.

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  • Debra Stein

    I would mix this with fruit and give to my girls (twins age 2). Yogurt is the one thing they will eat. :)

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  • Annie

    With cereal and fruit in the morning.

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  • Megmc81

    If I only have plain yogurt, can I simply add some vanilla extract to this recipe? If so, how much? Looks delish!

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    • Deb S

      I made it this way yesterday with plain whole-milk yogurt and an extra tsp. of vanilla. I also didn't level my brown sugar to add a little extra sweetness. It was still not very sweet but had a great texture!

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  • Nicole H

    We love yogurt in smoothies.; looks like a yummy cake to try. Do you use coconut sugar at all? Also thinking I could sub apple sauce for the oil. Thanks for all the great recipes!

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  • Jodi Veldheer

    I usually use it to make banana bread or blueberry muffins. We make a lot of smoothies as well!

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  • Melissa Anderson

    My girls love when I make frozen dots of yogurt for a snack, will be using the Annies yogurt to make them once I find it in stores!!

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  • Elan B

    Oh My gosh...CUTE Bunny pancakes!
    Love that you made the Annie's bunny...
    And, YUM, Yogurt!! :)

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  • Nora B

    I love annies products!

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  • Jennifer Sansone

    Love the bunny pancakes!

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  • Jodi Veldheer

    I pinned this on my Pinterest board! @jveldheer

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  • Marion

    We love yogurt in smoothies, muffins or just with some fresh fruit and organic homemade granola.

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  • ColleenMarie

    my kids love this yogurt!!

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  • Kimberly

    We haven't tried Annie's yogurt yet but my kids eat yogurt almost every day. I like adding it to smoothies for a protein boost.

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  • Jennifer O

    My girls love yogurt. We'll have to try this kind

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  • Emily

    I love using Annie's yogurt to make smoothies and mini cheesecakes for healthy treats!

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  • Michelle

    Yum! I love Annie's!

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  • Lindsay

    My daughter eats her yogurt with chia seeds and coconut

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  • ColleenMarie

    tweet

    https://twitter.com/HalleelujahMom/status/696750195959201792

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  • Katherine H

    I would love to use this in smoothies or just by itself. It's hard to find whole milk yogurt other than plain or the baby brands , I'm glad Annie's started making this!

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  • Marlene

    Annie's has always been a good choice!

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  • Marci

    We love Annie's products. Would like to try their yogurt too.

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  • Laura

    Smoothies:)

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  • Donelle

    My kids are huge yogurt lovers! We put it in smoothies or eat with Chia and granola. I definitely want to try this recipe as my kids like banana bread. Yum.

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  • Mechalla

    My daughter loves yogurt by itself, in smoothies or I sue it to make her ice cream!

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  • Amanda

    My kids already love Annies yogurt and would love to win some! We were excited when we first saw it at the store.

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  • Donelle

    Pinned!

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  • Bonnie

    My silly 4 year old dips pretzels in her plain yogurt!

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  • Stacy

    Love Annie's products-bet my kids would love their new yogurt!

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  • Holly Kukkonen

    I substitute yogurt whenever I can: a spread instead of mayo, instead of sour cream or buttermilk. One of my favorite breakfasts is a diced apple and yogurt, topped with dried fruit, sliced almonds and a little flax meal. Yum!

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  • Robin

    I only hope we can find it anywhere near us. We don't have much access to organic foods, so I usually purchase them online.

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  • Christine Wojick

    probably either do tasty smoothies or make a french style yogurt cake. its a fun breakfast treat that's fairly healthy

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  • Colleen McMullin

    We love to use yogurt for many different things. One of my favorites is to put it in homemade muffins to make them a healthy treat!

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  • Deneen

    Dying to find a yogurt my picky kid will eat - we haven't tried Annie's yet... :-)

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  • Candace Galan-Calderon

    Awesome, my kids love yogurt!

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  • Kenzie

    We like to make yogurt popsicles! My kiddo loves Annie's yogurt!

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  • Keri Machol

    I love Annie's products and would love to try them for my son. We usually put slices of mixed fruit in the yogurt and for a treat might put a little chocolate syrup on sometimes.

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  • Charlotte

    My daughter loves yogurt \"bars\". I give her a bowl of Annie's yogurt and she chooses her toppings. Some examples are blueberries, dried cherries,sliced almonds, and granola.

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  • Candace Galan-Calderon

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/CandaceGalan/status/696758065262174208

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  • Candace Galan-Calderon

    Share on facebook https://www.facebook.com/candace.galan/posts/1032589950116161

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  • Meredith

    My daughter just started eating solids. Yogurt with pureed fruit is a favorite!

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  • Latanya

    I would use it to make a cake

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  • Latanya

    https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/696760906496286720

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  • Jessica

    With homemade granola

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  • Latanya

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/232639136979404984/

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  • Rachel J

    These yogurts would be great for my toddler! And that snack cake sounds yum!

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  • Amber

    We love plain greek yogurt with a little maple syrup, granola, and blueberries...yum! We would love to try Annie's yogurt!

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  • Deb S

    We love it in smoothies!

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  • Juliet

    I bake with yogurt all the time - especially, yes, banana bread!

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  • Adrienne G.

    I can't wait to make this cake!

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  • Tracy

    This cake sounds delicious! We use yogurt with cereal and in smoothies a lot. It would be a great dip for fruit too.

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  • Nicole Klett

    Healthy dipping sauce-
    Mix 1:1 portion of Very Vanilla with Unsweetened Applesauce and a pinch of cinnamon. Great for dipping graham crackers (like Annie's bunnie cookies) or pretzels or animal crackers

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  • Jen

    I love using yogurt in baked goods for added protein and flavor. Our favorite is whole wheat apple carrot muffins.

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  • Jessica

    We love to make smoothies with yougurt, this way I make sure everyone is getting a good breakfast.

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  • Christina Hum

    This cake sounds really good! Can't wait to try it. I haven't baked with yogurt yet but I like to eat it with granola and chia seeds.

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  • Christina Hum

    I pinned this on Pinterest!

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  • Tara F.

    This sounds Delicious! I can't wait to make it for my boys.

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  • Jen B

    Both my kids love yogurt smoothies and my daughter likes to eat it straight up with berries on top. We also use it in muffins.

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  • Tara F.

    Tweeted: https://mobile.twitter.com/SweetInSAHMnity/status/696765537486028800

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  • Tara F.

    Instagrammed: https://instagram.com/p/BBiSumyJlKl/

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  • Oana

    My kids love banana bread
    http://weelicious.com/2012/02/27/banana-bread-chocolate-chip-bread-my-favorite-childhood-recipe/ This new recipe looks great, and i love it's baked into a baking dish, therefore taking less time.

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  • Carin

    in smoooooooothies!

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  • Jules M.

    i love mixing fruit and honey into plain yogurt. it is so delicious it seems like a decadent treat instead of something healthy!

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  • Karen Schiller

    I let the kids pick whatever fruit they want cut up into their yogurt every morning. That way, they have a little control over all the many good choices, and I know they are starting their day off well!

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  • Carla

    We love it!

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  • Rosie

    oh wow I didn't know Annie's has yogurt! I have to look for it at Whole Foods! Yum!

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  • Kate Woods

    Yum! We like to make parfaits with yogurt, granola and fresh fruit!

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  • Michelle

    We are yogurt fanatics in our house! Just as you said, it's my go to when I want them to get some good & quick protein. We do a lot with yogurt...frozen blueberries dipped in yogurt, yogurt & granola/cereal, yogurt in smoothies & the list goes on. Would love to try the new Annie's whole milk flavors!

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  • Sandy

    Would love to try this!

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  • Elena High

    We love yogurt in our house, and use it to top off our blintzes, make parfaits, use it in smoothies, etc. But I have never tried Annie's whole milk varieties and would love too!

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  • Valerie

    Parfaits, in fancy glasses

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  • Karrie

    We use yogurt in monster smoothies. We love it!

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  • Melanie Wattles

    Sounds delicious and healthy

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  • Melissa

    Looking forward to trying this cake!

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  • Sand Denman

    I love Annie's products! So excited for this recipe!

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  • Melissa D

    I count it as dinner as long as I pair it with some fruit, granola and crushed walnuts. A total rescue when dinner feels impossible.

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