Oatmeal Banana Bread

I used to think the stockpile of ripe bananas that’s ever on our counter accumulated by accident, but I know myself better than that now. I overbuy intentionally, because my subconscious is hoping the bananas will be about to go bad, and I’ll have no choice but to turn them into Oatmeal Banana Bread!

Healthy Oatmeal Banana Bread with ripe bananas and oats, cut into slices with maple syrup

This recipe is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

This wholesome banana bread is perfect for busy, on-the-go mornings and happy afternoon snacks. It has a subtle, cozy amount of cinnamon, the banana flavor is pleasant and present, but not overpowering. You can fold in walnuts or chocolate chips if you like. It’s filling, moist and hearty, without being dense.

This easy banana oat bread recipe is healthy too. It’s made with 100% grains (whole wheat flour and rolled oats), sweetened with maple syrup or honey, swaps nonfat Greek yogurt for sour cream, and calls for a moderate amount of butter (you can use melted coconut oil or olive oil, if you prefer).

Thanks to my subconscious’ dedication to banana bread, I’ve baked dozens (hundreds?) of loaves of banana bread over the years. At least one dozen went into the testing of a very special banana bread recipe that will be in my upcoming cookbook.

Other documented banana bread favorites include Zucchini Banana Bread, Pumpkin Banana Bread, Paleo Banana Bread, and this classic Healthy Banana Bread recipe, to name but a few. Don’t even get me started on the collection of banana muffins (Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Chocolate Banana Muffins…)

No matter how many banana bread recipes I bake, every loaf has something special about it that makes it worthy of the time and ingredients that I (and more importantly, you) take to make it. This oatmeal banana bread is no exception.

Toasting the oatmeal in the oven before adding it to the bread deepens its flavor and transforms this banana oat bread from one you’ll enjoy very much into one you won’t be able to stop eating. It’s homey and comforting, and the texture is fabulous. This recipe has me smitten. I can’t wait for you to try it too! (more…)

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