This oatmeal banana bread is sweet, healthy, and so addictive. Not to mention, it's also incredibly moist and cakey, and it has the perfect banana flavor with bits of melty chocolate chips in every bite. Honestly, each bite of it tastes better than the last, and you'll love how easy it is to make!
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The Best Oatmeal Banana Bread
Don't get me wrong, regular banana bread is delicious, but nothing compares to this oatmeal banana bread recipe. The oats give the bread a wonderful chew and crumb that you just can't get by using regular flour.
Plus, as I alluded to just a second ago, this is bar none one of the easiest banana bread recipes you'll ever make. All you have to do is follow 5 simple steps to make it and from start to finish the whole process will take you less than an hour - that includes the baking time of course.
So, in short, there's a lot to love about this healthy banana bread recipe. It's quickly become a go-to breakfast/dessert in our house and I'm sure it will in yours too if you give it a try.
Why This Recipe Works
Easy to make. You barely have to lift a finger to make this banana bread. The batter comes together in the blender - that's right this is a blender banana bread recipe - with minimal effort, and you can have it prepped and ready to bake in under 5 minutes!
No oil or butter is needed. Almost like magic, this banana bread is wonderfully moist and rich without needing any oil or butter.
Family favorite. My 2-year-old loves this no-flour banana bread as much as I and my wife do...so you know you'll have a hit with whoever you share it with.
Another great thing to love about this healthy blend and bake oatmeal banana bread is that it's made almost entirely of basic pantry staples. In fact, I'm willing to bet you have most of these ingredients on hand already!
Anyway, here's what you'll need to make it:
- 1 ½ cup rolled oats
- 3 bananas, sliced
- 2 small eggs
- 4 ½ tablespoon date syrup or maple syrup
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips
By the way, if you have extra oats, you can put them to good use and make my protein overnight oats for another healthy breakfast option!
How To Make Oatmeal Banana Bread
1. Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a standard loaf pan with butter.
2. Make the batter: Add the sliced bananas, eggs, and date/maple syrup into a blender or food processor and blend everything together until smooth. Add the dry oats and baking soda and blend again until you've got a smooth and well-combined batter.
3. Add the chocolate chips: Transfer the batter into a mixing bowl and stir in the chocolate chips, saving a few of them to add on top later.
4. Bake: Pour the banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan and top with the rest of the chocolate chips. Put the loaf pan into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.
5. Cool and serve: Take the loaf pan out of the oven and let the banana oat bread cool completely. Slide the banana bread out of the loaf pan and onto a plate to slice and serve. Enjoy!
Tips To Make the Best Recipe
- For sweeter banana bread, use very ripe bananas or add a tablespoon of brown sugar to the batter.
- Use my sugar free maple syrup and chocolate chips for a super healthy low calorie version of this banana bread.
- Add chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, or dried fruit into the batter or on top of the bread to add more texture and flavor to it.
- Use oat flour instead of the old fashioned oats if that's all you have on hand.
- To test the doneness of the banana bread, insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, the banana bread is baked.
How To Store Oatmeal Banana Bread
At room temperature: Store the banana bread in an airtight container or wrap the loaf tin with plastic wrap and keep it at room temperature for 1-2 days.
In the fridge: Transfer the leftover banana bread to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to a week.
In the freezer: Let your flourless banana bread cool completely, and wrap it in plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil. Place the wrapped banana bread in a freezer-safe airtight container - or freezer-safe bag - and freeze for up to 3 months.
Reheating: Warm the banana bread slices in the microwave for about 5-10 seconds. With that said, it is super tasty at room temp or even cold.
FAQs About This Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe
Can you put oats in banana bread?
Yes! Dry old fashioned oats can totally be used as a flour replacement for banana bread. In fact, if you use oats instead of flour your banana bread will end up being more satiating, healthier, and even moister.
How many calories are in oat banana bread?
A whole loaf of this oatmeal banana bread has around 1,000 calories. When divided into 8 thick slices each slice will end up having about 124 calories.
Can I freeze banana bread?
Yes, banana bread freezes really well and will stay moist and fluffy even after you thaw it. The best way to freeze banana bread is to wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then store it in a freezer-safe airtight container or freezer-safe bag.
Can I make banana muffins with this banana bread recipe?
Yes! This recipe - just like any other banana bread recipe - will work perfectly to make banana muffins with.
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- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Add bananas, eggs, and maple syrup to a food blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add oats and baking soda. Blend until smooth.
- Transfer the mixture into a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the mixture into the butter-greased loaf pan. Bake the banana bread for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 4gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g