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!
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!
- white whole wheat flour
- brown sugar
- baking powder
- baking soda
- ground cinnamon
- kosher salt
- vanilla yogurt
- very ripe bananas
- canola oil
- vanilla extract
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.
Don’t have white whole wheat flour? All purpose flour can be used as a substitute with no problems at all!
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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Banana Waffles
- Banana Berry Bread
- Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread
- 15 Ways to Use Ripe Bananas (And The Best Way to Freeze Them)
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.
Banana Yogurt Cake
For the Cake:
- 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.