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:
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (can substitute all purpose 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
For the Glaze Drizzle (optional):
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons milk of choice
- 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.
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.
How do you make the frosting?
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.
I can’t wait to try your banana yogurt cake recipe! Looks delicious!
This recipe looks yummy! Thanks for sharing
My kids LOVE smoothies and yogurt is an essential ingredient!
I like to mix it with granola for breakfast or a great snack!
I use it to make in my homemade donuts and in my middle eastern dishes
Pick me! Trying to get more yogurt into my kids diet!
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I would love to win this! I love Stonyfield!
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!
Would love to share it with my baby who is just starting out with eating yogurt.
We love yogurt in smoothies.
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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!
i’d love to win this
Those yogurts and the cake look delish!
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These sound so delicious I can’t wait to make them!
I can’t wait to try the banana cake recipe with yogurt! Love Annie’s products!
Sounds delicious and healthy! Can’t wait to try it!
it may sound weird but i love yogurt on top of a toasted bagel, then topped with some granola 🙂
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I like to use yogurt in salad dressing and in smoothies of course! my baby loves yogurt! and would like to try Annies!
can’t wait to try this recipe!!
We love all of Annie’s products! My kids think their bunnies are a the best of all treats!
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.
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.
The kids love when I make them “The Special”. Simply yogurt, with berries, and granola on top. Sometimes I add flaxseed or chia seeds.
We add yogurt to our morning green smoothies.
I haven’t seen the Annie’s yogurt in stores by us yet. I will have to look harder!
We love yogurt, and it’s so hard to find one without a lot of sugar.
Id like to eat these plain!
I have added yogurt to my brownie mix.
Looking forward to testing this out!
Yogurt Smoothies are extra yummy with organic yogurt!
My kids eat yogurt daily and we love it frozen as pops, in muffins, and in smoothies too!
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.
Great recipe. I looks so moist!
My son eats so much yogurt. Would love to win this!
Sounds perfect and yummy.
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!
Would love to try it!
Would love to mix this with oatmeal
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Would love to try the yogurt!
Thank you for the recipe 🙂
I would love to try their yogurt!
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I love Annie’s products. I would love to try their yogurt!
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These would be great for my yogurt loving 3 year old son. Thanks for the chance! 🙂
A little granola and and we have a yummy snack that never gets a turned up nose and scrunchy face!!
We go through SO. MUCH. YOGURT. Eating it plain, in smoothies, or berry parfaits are our favorites! 🙂
We like to dip fresh fruit into yogurt.
I use it instead of sour cream on tacos, refried beans, or bean soup…YUMMM!!! Or add it to my morning smoothies!!
We love to eat fruit and yogurt.
I love to mix this into oatmeal. Adds great flavor and protein!
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I am excited to try Annie’s whole milk yogurt.
We have not tried Annie’s yogurt as of yet! Can’t wait!
We make yummy smoothies with our Annies yogurt.
This looks amazing, can’t wait to try!! ♡
i’d love to try this!
The Annie’s company create fantastic products, I look forward to trying their yogurt!
I like to use it to make yogurt parfaits with fruit and nuts!
I WOULD love to try this delicious yogurt perfect for my. Kids fingers crossed!
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.
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 🙂
Our family is huge fans of Annie’s products. The yogurt is amazing. The recipe looks yummy. Can’t wait to try it.
Looking forward to buying and trying your yogurt. Will definitely bake the banana cake/bread. Looks great!
Love yogurt would love to try
I’d love to try this! Both my boys love their daily dose of yogurt or smoothies!
I’d like to use it for a yogurt parfait in my little one’s lunch.
This recipe looks great!
This is great, I’m happy they have come out with a yoghurt. 🙂
I would love to try to use this to make protein pancakes for my toddlers!
Yes yogurt please! Love annie’s!
I didn’t know Annie’s made yogurt!
In smoothies or topped with granola!
I tweeted it
I like to make yogurt pops
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I put a dollop on top of my oatmeal and I also use it in smoothies!
This looks so yummy! Have you tried it with gluten free flour….and if so what kind? thanks, ann
hubby and daughter would love this!!
I like to make yogurt parfaits with granola and fruit for my daughter!
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!
We like to use yogurt in baked goods and as a substitute for sour cream in other recipes.
We love yogurt on its own, but I also use it in muffins and egg soufflé. Can’t wait to try Annie’s yogurt!
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.
I would love to try adding yogurt to a cake like this one!
Love this idea as a healthy and yummy snack!
We love using yogurt in smoothies and in chicken avocado sandwiches.
Just made this and it smells great while it’s baking. Can’t wait to taste it!
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.
Eat it as-is, in pancake mix and in daily smoothies!
We love yogurt!
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I yogurt and granola
I would just like to eat it! We eat a lot of yogurt here!
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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!
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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,
My toddler loves yogurt for breakfast!
How fantastic! I love Annie’s products, and would love to try their yogurt.
Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
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yogurt in cold oatmeal
I like to use it in pancake batter
I didn’t know this product existed, but now that I do I am excited to make your banana yogurt cake.
We love Annie’s in smoothies and yogurt parfaits!!
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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!
I also like to bake with yogurt. But we also use it in place of sour cream or mayo in recipes.
Yum! Can’t wait to try this,!
We’d love to eat it straight from the cup. These would be perfect to pack in lunches or add to smoothies! 🙂
We eat tons of it straight from the cup. Also love adding to smoothies!!!
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.
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!!
Love Annie’s mac n cheese!
My 4 year old will love to make and eat this!
We love Annie’s pastas!
We love to dip graham crackers in your yummy yogurt! Delicious
Looks delicious and easy to make
We love Annie’s, and I love baking with yogurt!
Yum! We love to dip fresh fruit in yogurt.
THAT LOOKS TOO DELICIOUS!
This looks wonderful!
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.
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.
I love Annie’s products! So excited for this recipe!
Looking forward to trying this cake!
Sounds delicious and healthy
We use yogurt in monster smoothies. We love it!
Parfaits, in fancy glasses
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!
Would love to try this!
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!
Yum! We like to make parfaits with yogurt, granola and fresh fruit!
oh wow I didn’t know Annie’s has yogurt! I have to look for it at Whole Foods! Yum!
We love it!
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!
i love mixing fruit and honey into plain yogurt. it is so delicious it seems like a decadent treat instead of something healthy!
My kids love banana bread
https://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.
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.
This sounds Delicious! I can’t wait to make it for my boys.
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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.
We love to make smoothies with yougurt, this way I make sure everyone is getting a good breakfast.
I love using yogurt in baked goods for added protein and flavor. Our favorite is whole wheat apple carrot muffins.
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
This cake sounds delicious! We use yogurt with cereal and in smoothies a lot. It would be a great dip for fruit too.
I can’t wait to make this cake!
I bake with yogurt all the time – especially, yes, banana bread!
We love it in smoothies!
We love plain greek yogurt with a little maple syrup, granola, and blueberries…yum! We would love to try Annie’s yogurt!
These yogurts would be great for my toddler! And that snack cake sounds yum!
With homemade granola
I would use it to make a cake
My daughter just started eating solids. Yogurt with pureed fruit is a favorite!
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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.
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.
We like to make yogurt popsicles! My kiddo loves Annie’s yogurt!
Awesome, my kids love yogurt!
Dying to find a yogurt my picky kid will eat – we haven’t tried Annie’s yet… 🙂
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!
probably either do tasty smoothies or make a french style yogurt cake. its a fun breakfast treat that’s fairly healthy
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.
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!
Love Annie’s products-bet my kids would love their new yogurt!
My silly 4 year old dips pretzels in her plain yogurt!
My kids already love Annies yogurt and would love to win some! We were excited when we first saw it at the store.
My daughter loves yogurt by itself, in smoothies or I sue it to make her ice cream!
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.
We love Annie’s products. Would like to try their yogurt too.
Annie’s has always been a good choice!
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!
My daughter eats her yogurt with chia seeds and coconut
Yum! I love Annie’s!
I love using Annie’s yogurt to make smoothies and mini cheesecakes for healthy treats!
My girls love yogurt. We’ll have to try this kind
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.
my kids love this yogurt!!
We love yogurt in smoothies, muffins or just with some fresh fruit and organic homemade granola.
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Love the bunny pancakes!
I love annies products!
Oh My gosh…CUTE Bunny pancakes!
Love that you made the Annie’s bunny…
And, YUM, Yogurt!! 🙂
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!!
I usually use it to make banana bread or blueberry muffins. We make a lot of smoothies as well!
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!
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!
If I only have plain yogurt, can I simply add some vanilla extract to this recipe? If so, how much? Looks delish!
With cereal and fruit in the morning.
I would mix this with fruit and give to my girls (twins age 2). Yogurt is the one thing they will eat. 🙂
Banana muffins with yogurt. Or just plain with some warm berries!
Fruit smoothies!! Perfect on the go breakfast
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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Love it in smoothies and kids lunches
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Thanks for the chance, I would love to try this with my kids 🙂
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.
I use yogurt in our son’s smoothies, pancakes and muffins.These would be fun to try!
We love adding yogurt to our smoothies!
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I love putting yogurt in smoothies!
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Oh my gosh, this cake looks so yummy. I can’t wait to make this, thanks
I love Annie’s products!
My one-year-old and I love using whole milk (yay!) yogurt in our smoothies, even in the cold winter. This cake looks great.
Yum! Looks delicious!
I like to use Annie’s yogurt with my homemade granola! June adores it for breakfast or as a snack!! All time favorite!!
This recipe is great! New ways to use yogurt in my daughter’s diet! Love Annie’s!
Yum – thank you and have a great week.
I use yogurt for smoothies and brownies!