Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that’s perfect for any occasion? This Banana Yogurt Cake is sure to impress. It’s moist, filled with sweet banana goodness, and some extra protein from the vanilla yogurt!

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Why I Make Banana Yogurt Cake

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 its own, but I love coming up with other fun ways to incorporate it into recipes or serve along with it. One of our favorite treats we’ve been making lately 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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The Ingredients

  • white whole wheat flour
  • brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • kosher salt
  • vanilla yogurt
  • very ripe bananas
  • egg
  • canola oil
  • vanilla extract
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How to Make Moist Banana Yogurt Cake

  • Prep the oven and baking dish: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease an 8 inch square baking dish or line with parchment paper.
  • Combine dry ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Combine wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mashed banana, egg, oil, and vanilla.
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients together: Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Bake: Pour the batter into the baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Substitution Tip

Don’t have white whole wheat flour? All purpose flour can be used as a substitute with no problems at all!

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How to Ripen Bananas Quick:

This recipe is great for when you have spotty bananas on your counter that are about to go too far to be used, but what if you want to make this banana yogurt cake and you’re bananas aren’t super ripe? Here’s are three ways to ripen your bananas!

  1. Place the bananas in a brown paper bag and fold the top to close it. The bananas will release ethylene gas, which will speed up the ripening process.
  2. Put the bananas in a warm place, like on top of the refrigerator or near a window that gets a lot of sunlight. The heat will also speed up the ripening process.
  3. If you need to ripen the bananas even faster, try this hack! Put them in the oven at a low temperature (about 250°F) for 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t over-ripen or become too soft.

More Recipes for Ripe Bananas:

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Banana yogurt cake makes a great addition to snack time, school lunch or even as a healthy dessert! Let me know in the comments what you think if you make it or tag me on social media.

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Banana Yogurt Cake

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that's perfect for any occasion? This Banana Yogurt Cake is sure to impress. It's moist, filled with sweet banana goodness, and some extra protein from the vanilla yogurt!
4.67 from 6 votes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 9
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients  

For the Cake:

For the Glaze Drizzle (optional):

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mashed banana, egg, oil, and vanilla.
  • Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 8 inch square baking dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. Not sure what I did wrong, but mine is going into the trash. I used an 8×8 pan, but it looked very thick going into the oven… and it took forever to cook. Maybe because I added some chocolate chips? I didn’t even cook it all the way before deciding to end it because it was so burnt on the top and bottom, but still raw in the middle. Oh well.

  2. Tried the banana yogurt cake today and it was delicious! One of my favorites and super easy to make. My 2.55 year old loved helping.

  3. I love giving my little one yogurt for a great snack or breakfast and I love being able to use it in baking too – thanks for the recipe and the giveaway!

  4. We love to use yogurt in overnight oatmeal pudding. I haven’t seen Annie’s yogurt in our stores yet but would love to try it!

  5. it may sound weird but i love yogurt on top of a toasted bagel, then topped with some granola 🙂

  6. shared on google +!

    I like to use yogurt in salad dressing and in smoothies of course! my baby loves yogurt! and would like to try Annies!

  7. We love all of Annie’s products! My kids think their bunnies are a the best of all treats!

  8. I’m so excited to hear about this new product from Annie’s! My kids love the Annie’s pasta! I actually use yogurt instead of milk for the pasta sauce, and it would be great to use the new Annie’s yogurt in the sauce. I use my brown bananas to make a breakfast treat for my children- chocolate chip banana muffins. The yogurt would be perfect to swap for the buttermilk in the recipe. My kids also eat fruit parfaits, so the Annie’s yogurt would be delicious for this snack.

  9. What a great banana bread recipe! I love that Weelicious uses moderate amount of sugar in all baked goods!!!
    I mix yogurt with stewed apples and fiberOne cereal or granola for easy breakfast or snack.

  10. The kids love when I make them “The Special”. Simply yogurt, with berries, and granola on top. Sometimes I add flaxseed or chia seeds.

  11. I love banana bread, banana cake, anything that has bananas in it. This recipe is perfect for hubby and I as it is not a large cake. Thank you for sharing.

  12. I tried this recipe the other night and the cake came out exactly as pictured. It had good texture for a yogurt cake and just sweet enough. Would love to add in some apple bits and perhaps some oats for additional texture. Overall, tasty though – thanks for the recipe!

  13. A little granola and and we have a yummy snack that never gets a turned up nose and scrunchy face!!

  14. We go through SO. MUCH. YOGURT. Eating it plain, in smoothies, or berry parfaits are our favorites! 🙂

  15. I use it instead of sour cream on tacos, refried beans, or bean soup…YUMMM!!! Or add it to my morning smoothies!!

  16. I will definitely use the yogurt to make the above banana yogurt cake. I will also include it in weekly kale/organic berries/banana smoothies for my son, presented to him when I pick him up from school.

  17. I had no idea that Annie’s was coming out with yogurt, but I’m sure it will be great. I love their pasta, crackers and cookies (carbs!)- but never dairy. It would be nice to add to a college student’s refrigerator 🙂

  18. Our family is huge fans of Annie’s products. The yogurt is amazing. The recipe looks yummy. Can’t wait to try it.

  19. Looking forward to buying and trying your yogurt. Will definitely bake the banana cake/bread. Looks great!

  20. I have just a wee little one and I like to mix plain yogurt in his oatmeal. I was having trouble finding organic yogurt, now I’ll look for Annie’s!

  21. We love yogurt on its own, but I also use it in muffins and egg soufflé. Can’t wait to try Annie’s yogurt!

  22. Had no idea Annie’s made yogurt and will look out for them! Ive been adding yogurt to my muffins, biscuits, scones-hadn’t thought about cake tho-but it translate very well in my baked goods.

  23. I love Annie’s but didn’t know they made yogurt. My family looks forward to trying this new product. Thanks! The recipe looks great, too.

  24. I love using yogurt in muffins, waffles, and pancakes. And making my own purses to mix the n wither yogurt for my baby. He loves it!

  25. I give my son and daughter yogurt as the perfect snack paired with rice cakes. My son is a picky eater and yogurt is the best source of protein,

  26. How fantastic! I love Annie’s products, and would love to try their yogurt.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  27. I didn’t know this product existed, but now that I do I am excited to make your banana yogurt cake.

  28. I haven’t tried the Annie’s yogurts yet, but we buy their other products often. I also use plain Greek yogurt in lots of recipes and my snack today was a Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry with a little granola and a few white chocolate chips. Yum!

  29. I also like to bake with yogurt. But we also use it in place of sour cream or mayo in recipes.

  30. We’d love to eat it straight from the cup. These would be perfect to pack in lunches or add to smoothies! 🙂

  31. We love to use Annie’s yogurt for fruit and veggie smoothies. The gluten free mac-n-cheese and fruit snacks are also my kids’ favorites.

  32. We love everything Annie’s! We eat the whole wheat bunnies, bunny grahams, cheddar bunnies, graham crackers, granola bars, and the list goes on. My kids LOVE yogurt, bananas and would love this recipe!!

  33. We would love to try this cake . . . I actually think my three very different picky eaters would all love it! My youngest would love the yogurt plain.

  34. 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.

  35. 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!

  36. 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!

  37. 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!

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

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

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

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

  43. 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

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

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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!

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

  50. 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.

  51. 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!

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

  53. 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.

  54. 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!

  55. 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.

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

  57. Oh My gosh…CUTE Bunny pancakes!
    Love that you made the Annie’s bunny…
    And, YUM, Yogurt!! 🙂

  58. 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!!

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

  60. 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!

  61. 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!

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

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

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

  65. 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.

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

  67. 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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