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Healthy Pumpkin Banana Bread

This healthy pumpkin banana bread recipe is made with greek yogurt. A delicious pumpkin bread made without any oil or butter and naturally sweetened!

pumpkin bread being cut into slices

This healthy pumpkin banana bread is a fall treat that must be on your baking list.

Made with greek yogurt (protein!) and no oil (thanks banana!), this pumpkin banana bread not only tastes delicious, but is good for you too. It’s one of my favorite healthy pumpkin recipes, along with pumpkin energy balls.

Pumpkin banana bread is great for a snack, breakfast, or even dessert.

While I love a good classic piece of classic Pumpkin Bread, sometimes you just need something that is a little lighter to satisfy that morning pumpkin sweet tooth!

Banana bread is a favorite in our house, so I decided to make a fall themed version.

ingredients to make pumpkin banana bread

Ingredients to make healthy pumpkin banana bread

  • plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • pure maple syrup
  • bananas
  • canned pumpkin
  • eggs
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • cinnamon
  • whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour
slices of healthy pumpkin banana bread

How to make Pumpkin Banana Bread without oil

Step 1: Add the greek yogurt, maple syrup, mashed banana, canned pumpkin, eggs, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon to a bowl. Whisk well to combine.

Step 2: Add flour and stir until just combined (do not over mix)

Step 3: Bake the pumpkin banana bread at 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Maple syrup, greek yogurt, and canned pumpkin add the moistness to this recipe without the use of butter or oil.

You wouldn’t even guess that this was made using healthier swaps.

Can I use a different flour?

Yes! You should easily be able to substitute regular flour or an equal amount of cup for cup gluten free flour.

Can this pumpkin banana bread be made into muffins?

Yes! Just use parchment paper liners, or spray regular ones with cooking spray.

Bake for around 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

baked pumpkin banana bread in the loaf pan

Can I add chocolate chips to this recipe?

That sounds like a delicious addition!

Some mini ones sprinkled on top too would be so good.

slices of banana bread showing the texture

Recipes like this one (or my pumpkin cream cheese swirl muffins) are perfect as a grab and go snack when I need one.

This bread lasted exactly two days in our house before it was all gone!

pumpkin bread being cut into slices

There’s just something so satisfying about eating a big slice of bread, am I right?

Homemade bread makes your house smell amazing!

If I haven’t convinced you yet, I will add that this recipe is made in just ONE bowl.

Simple, healthy, and oh so delicious.

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Yield: 1 loaf

Healthy Pumpkin Banana Bread

pumpkin bread being cut into slices

Healthy pumpkin banana bread recipe made with greek yogurt. A delicious fall favorite pumpkin dessert or breakfast made without any oil or butter and naturally sweetened.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup mashed bananas (around 2 medium sized bananas)
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Add greek yogurt, maple syrup, mashed banana, canned pumpkin, eggs, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon to a bowl.
  2. Whisk well to combine.
  3. Add flour and stir until just combined (do not over mix)
  4. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan
  5. Bake the pumpkin banana bread at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 9g

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Carmen

Sunday 10th of October 2021

Made this today with a couple of substitutions. I used AP white flour, and used honey as I didn’t have maple syrup. Turned out really good! The texture is great, it was very moist, flavors are great. Think I could’ve used a little more honey because it could’ve been a little sweeter so I just made a glaze to put on it which helped. Made 2 loaves… one for me and one to give to my daughter and her family… I know they’ll love it! Thanks!

Sarah

Sunday 17th of October 2021

@Carmen, How much honey did you use? I’d like to try this substitution.

Kris

Saturday 24th of October 2020

Could I leave out the maple syrup? Do I need the liquid? Replace with applesauce? I like to add honey on finished slices.

E

Friday 18th of September 2020

Can I substitute the whole wheat flour for gluten free flour?

J

Thursday 31st of May 2018

this was amazing!

Lisa B

Sunday 5th of November 2017

Thanks for the recipe! I am always looking for healthier snacks for the family. My 3 year old just asked for a second one! I subbed honey for the maple syrup and made muffins instead. (20 min was perfect!) I added some cloves and cardamom for fun! Great base muffin — fluffy and moist and lightly sweet.

Joy Shull

Sunday 5th of November 2017

Yum! Muffins sound like a great way to use this recipe!

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