Eat Your Copa, Copabanana

copabanana cake

Everybody now…Eat your Copa (CO!), Copabanana (Copabanana!). It’s the hottest cake north of Havana (here). Thanks for the inspiration, Barry, for the dessert I made tonight*.

I had the kids cheering “Mom is great! She feeds us banana cake!” after dinner. You can bet we’ll be having this Copabanana Cake with our breakfast tomorrow, too. Because of the whole wheat flour, coconut oil, yogurt, and bananas, this is a baked good I feel good about serving my family for breakfast, dessert, or snack time. And, they all confirmed they feel good about eating it tonight!

* Actually this recipe came from my Freezer Club buddy, Carla!

Eat Your Copa, Copabanana
A deliciously moist banana cake that makes a healthy snack or breakfast.
Serves: Makes: one 8x8 pan
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup sugar (I often cut back to ½ cup and it's still great.)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted (or butter will work)
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup plain yogurt (or sour cream will work)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips (I used carob chips, since they are low in sugar and dairy-free)
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8x8 pan (or 9x12, but note shorter cooking time) with non-stick spray. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, eggs, coconut oil, bananas, yogurt and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture to banana mixture. Batter will be thick. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared pan and spread evenly using a spatula. Bake for about 40 minutes (for a 9x12, bake 25-28 minutes), or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely.


  1. JustJess says

    Between the song lyrics and the Bill Cosby reference, I am in love with this post. It reminds me of why I love being your friend! I want to try the recipe, too:)

  2. Jena Meyerpeter says

    My 9 year old picked out this recipe to make for her Recipe of the Week. Thanks! 🙂

    • Rachel says

      Wow, what an honor, Jena. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Amelia says

    I made this tonight with 1/3 cup sugar and a little extra yogurt/flaxseed, a little less butter. Turned out great! May not be as kid-friendly, but I loved it not so sweet – with the exception of the chocolatey-chocolate chip bites 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachel says

      Awesome! Love hearing that you enjoyed it.

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