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A loaf of pistachio banana bread on a plate with two slices cut.

Pistachio Banana Bread

Get a little nutty with this pistachio banana bread, packed with healthy fats and protein!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pistachio banana bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 270kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers


  • 1 ¾ cup shelled pistachios, divided
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan.
  • Take 1 cup of the shelled pistachios and place in a small food processor. Process in 30-60 second increments, scraping down the sides as needed, until a smooth pistachio butter forms. It should take about 4-5 minutes of processing total.*
  • In a large bowl, combine the pistachio butter, mashed bananas, eggs, olive oil, yogurt, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk until everything is well combined.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until just combined. Fold in the remaining ¾ cup shelled pistachios.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees F on a middle rack for 55-65 minutes, or until a knife or toothpick pulls out clean from the center.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then flip onto a plate or cooling rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!


The homemade pistachio butter gives this bread great flavor and texture – but if you do not have a food processor to make this, you can substitute with ½ cup of store-bought pistachio butter or the same amount of almond butter instead.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving): 270 calories, 12 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 285 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 8.5 g protein, Vitamin D: 1%, Calcium: 4%, Iron: 9%, Potassium: 8%


Calories: 270kcal