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High Rising Banana Bread

Good Neighbor Day Banana Bread

Good Neighbor Day Banana Bread is really just an excuse to use up some over-ripe bananas (and maybe say hi to the neighbors).
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1 1/2 cups 200 grams all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup 70 grams whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup 150 grams of sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 3 large ripe bananas 12 oz
  • 1/3 cup yogurt -- plain vanilla, coconut any fat level okay
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted or canola oil
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and short sides of an 8 ½ by 4 ½ or a 9x5 inch loaf pan and line with a strip of parchment. Grease again, only going up about ¼ inch up the sides, then dust with flour.
  • Whisk together both of the flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, and salt. Add cinnamon (if using). When you whisk, do it very thoroughly so that all dry ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork, then stir in the yogurt, eggs, and vanilla.
  • With a heavy duty scraper, stir the dry ingredients into the banana mixture.
  • Pour the melted butter and coconut oil over the batter and stir with a heavy scraper until well blended – do not overbeat, just gently fold.
  • Transfer batter to the pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle nuts over the top.
  • Bake for 60-70 minutes or until it appears cracked on top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • Let cool for about half an hour, then loosen from pan. Let cool for another half hour, then remove from pan and let cool completely.


It rises a little higher when using the buttermilk and sour cream combo.