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A loaf of banana bread topped with oats.
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Oatmeal Banana Bread

Delicious hearty loaf of banana bread made with oats in the batter and an oatmeal topping.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Loaf
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Kathy

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup oil canola
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups ripe bananas mashed, approximately 3 bananas

Topping

Instructions

Bread

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Lightly grease a loaf pan
  • Combine flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon
    1 ½ cups flour, 1 cup old fashioned oats, 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • In a separate bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla
    ½ cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, ¼ cup oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Mash bananas using a fork or a potato masher. Add mashed bananas to egg mixture and mix until combined.
    1 ½ cups ripe bananas
  • Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir together just until combined
  • Place batter in a lightly greased loaf pan.

Topping

  • Combine oats, brown sugar, oil, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl
    ¼ cup old fashioned oats, 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon oil, ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon, dash salt
  • Sprinkle mixture over prepared banana bread batter
  • Bake bread for 50-60 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven
  • Allow bread to cool for 10 minutes in pan. Remove bread from pan and continue cooling on a baking rack.
  • When bread has fully cooled, slice into 10 slices

Notes

Tips for making
  • Use really ripe bananas for making this bread. 
  • Mash the bananas well before adding to the mixture
  • Preheat oven before adding bread
  • Check your bread to see if it's baked through at 50 minutes. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes if needed.
  • Allow bread to fully cool before slicing. Warm bread tends to fall apart easily.
 
Ingredient substitutions
  • Old Fashioned Oats - You can use one-minute or quick oats  instead
  • Canola Oil - Use vegetable oil or other light tasting oil
  • Vanilla - If you don't have vanilla on hand, you may omit 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg