Easy and delicious one-bowl banana bread recipe made with ripe bananas, greek yogurt, chia seeds, and ground flaxseed. You’re going to love this simple and healthy one-bowl banana bread recipe!

one bowl banana bread on a cutting board.

If you’re a mom like me, you always have bananas in the house. Which means, they usually go ripe and brown before being eaten. No need to fret, this is the prefect ingredient for one bowl banana bread!

Also, this one-bowl banana bread is tested and perfected! I make this recipe at least twice a month and it’s a great way to use up those ripe bananas. For another simple way to make banana bread, don’t miss this Pancake Mix Banana Bread recipe!

Kids love the sweetness from the bananas, and you’ll feel good knowing it’s full of healthful ingredients. So give this easy one-bowl banana bread recipe a try and I’m sure it’ll be your new favorite too!

one bowl banana bread on a cutting board.

One Bowl Banana Bread Recipe

One Bowl Banana Bread is a go-to staple. Kids love to eat it for breakfast or a snack, and it’s easy to eat on the run. I have tried out tons of banana bread recipes in my time, but I have managed to create my favorite. And the best part, it’s super easy to make and is actually a much healthier version than you’ll find at the coffee shops.

Firstly, you will need a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Use cooking spray to grease the pan to ensure that the bread releases.

Then, in a large bowl combine the ripe bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter, and sugars. I like to use a combination of white and brown sugar to sweeten this loaf.

bananas, yogurt, butter, sugar, and eggs in a large mixing bowl.

Use a handheld mixer to mix the ingredients together. No need to mash the bananas ahead of time. Ripe bananas will mash beautifully using just a handheld mixer.

overhead photo of banana bread batter.

Then, add in the dry ingredients directly to the batter. This included flour, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

dry ingredients on top of batter.

Then, use the handheld mixer or a spoon to mix in the dry ingredients. However, if you don’t have ground flax, you could substitute antlers ¼ cup of flour or whole-wheat flour. As for the chia seeds, you can omit them altogether if desired. However, chia seeds are a protein-packed superfood and you should definitely try them if you haven’t already.

one bowl banana bread batter with chia and ground flax seeds.

Pour batter into pan and bake

Lastly, pour the batter into your prepared baking pan. Bake for about an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the banana bread comes out clean.

batter in loaf pan ready to go in the oven.

Let the banana bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. You can store the banana bread in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze in an airtight container for up to two months.

one bowl banana bread in a loaf pan.

So, if you love banana bread, be sure to give this recipe a try! Great for breakfast or a midday snack, one bite and you will not be disappointed.

One Bowl Banana Bread on a cutting board with butter.

Ripe Banana Recipes

Banana bread is probably the most common use for ripe bananas. But these recipes just may change your thinking. Be sure to give these ripe banana recipes a try!

Bourbon Pecan Banana Cake

Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

Brown Butter Banana Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Oat Bars

Eggless Banana Bread

Tropical Muffins | Bananas, Coconut & Pineapple

I hope you love this delicious recipe for one-bowl banana bread. Be sure to comment below if you try it. Enjoy!

one bowl banana bread on a cutting board.

One Bowl Banana Bread

Easy and healthy, you will love this one-bowl banana bread recipe! The chia seeds are optional, but add a nice boost of fiber.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 206kcal
Cost: 5


  • 9 x 5 inch loaf pan
  • handheld mixer


  • 1 ½ cups mashed ripe banana about 3 bananas
  • cup plain fat-free yogurt I use Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, use a handheld mixer to combine ripe bananas, nonfat yogurt, eggs, butter, and sugars. Blend until bananas are mashed and mixture is combined.
  • In the same bowl, add in the flour, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix until batter is combined.
  • Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan. Bake on center rack in oven for about 55 minutes to an hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing bread from pan and letting cool on wire rack completely.



This is a great make-ahead banana bread recipe. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week. 


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 172IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    By far the best banana bread recipe I’ve ever made! I made a few alterations based on what I had on hand, I only had 2 bananas. replaced 3/4 c of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour, reduced the sugar to 2/3 c, added 1/4 tsp baking powder. omitted the brown sugar, added 1/8 c molasses and 1/8 c buttermilk. And added pecans. The chia seeds add a lovely crunch! So delicious. I know it’s not exactly like yours, but it’s the first non-greasy, non-heavy banana bread I’ve ever eaten! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Sounds like an amazing recipe! I bet the molasses added a wonderful flavor. I’ll have to try that sometime!

  2. 5 stars
    Looks delicious! I like that this is a one bowl recipe, and you use lots of healthy ingredients in it.

  3. 5 stars
    This is the simplest banana bread recipe out there. It’s so good and perfect for breakfasts or afternoon snacks.

  4. 5 stars
    I love that you used yogurt, flax seeds, and chia seeds for this delicious recipe! I’ve been craving a great loaf of banana bread all week.

  5. 5 stars
    This is so yummy and was a huge hit here! My hubby was all over this treat! I can’t wait to make this again.

  6. 5 stars
    This is the best and quickest banana bread recipe! I have made it several times with doubled the recipe with 4.5 cups oat flour (to be gluten free). It caught my attention because I am trying to get more flax and chia in my diet. Also, love the use of yogurt!

    Thank you!