Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe

Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe

This oatmeal banana bread recipe is easy to make, tastes great and has the power of oats! Seriously, if you are trying to sneak more oat fiber into your family’s meals, this is a delicious way to do it. This recipe creates a wonderful dessert-like banana bread and it includes a cup of old fashioned oatmeal (oat flakes). Oatmeal banana bread is perfect for breakfast, dessert or even a quick snack. However, be aware that this is a more “adult friendly” banana bread due to the oats (which add a slight crunch to the banana bread). It is also not extra sweet because it lacks chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, etc.

Banana bread with oatmeal should take you only 10-15 minutes to prepare and clean up. Please be aware that this is an oven-baked banana bread recipe. It is not made with a bread machine. For more delicious banana bread ideas, please visit Bread Dad’s main section on Banana Bread Variations. You will also find a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of this page. If you liked this recipe, please leave a comment below & give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Key Ingredients – Bananas & Old Fashioned Oat Flakes

Oats & Banana

Ingredients – Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe 

  • 8 Tablespoons – Butter (softened)
  • 2 – Large Eggs
  • 3 – Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 1/4 Cup – Milk
  • 2 Cups – Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup – Oatmeal (old fashioned oat flakes)
  • 1 Cup – Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon – Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Salt

Servings – Roughly 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe – Measuring cup & spoons, mixing bowl, long wooden spoon, 9 by 5 bread pan, oven mitts, silicon spatula, cooling rack and an oven.

Instructions – Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave for 20-25 seconds.
  • Stir eggs, bananas, milk and butter together.
  • Mix in the oatmeal flakes (in order to moisten the flakes).
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Stir until fully mixed.
  • Pour batter into a nonstick bread pan.
  • Optional – Sprinkle some oatmeal flakes on top of the batter in order to make the banana bread look more “oatmealy”.
  • Bake in the oven for 65-70 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out of oven and let the banana bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the banana bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the banana bread from the bread pan. Place the banana bread on a cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the banana bread and the bread pan walls if the banana bread is stuck in the pan.

Delicious Oatmeal Banana Bread

Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe

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Tips – Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help banana bread “novices” and/or people with limited baking experience.
  • Optional – If plain oatmeal banana bread is too boring, you can add a cup of raisins, chopped walnuts, blueberries or cranberries to make your banana bread even tastier! Stir them in after the batter has been completely mixed. Or if you prefer sweeter banana breads, you can add a cup of chocolate chips.
  • Stir in the oat flakes before adding the flour to the batter. This keeps the “internal” oat flakes from being too dry. You do not need to moisten the optional “external” oatmeal sprinkled on top of the batter.
  • The addition of the oatmeal flake “sprinkle” on top of the batter before you bake is purely optional. It mainly helps the aesthetic value of the bread. No need to add these final oat flakes if you want a plainer/simpler look to your banana bread… or you want to hide from your kids that this banana bread has oats in it!
  • Use RIPE bananas for improved taste. Ripe bananas are soft and usually yellow with small black spots. Hard yellow/green(ish) bananas are too starchy and have less banana flavor.
  • Make sure to use 3 large bananas (not 3 medium bananas). Otherwise, the banana bread might turn out to be a little dry.
  • In case, you like to use cups versus banana “sizes”… 3 medium-sized bananas equal roughly 1 to 1 1/4 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). 3 large-sized bananas equal roughly 1 1/3 to 1 2/3 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). Of course, banana sizes can vary greatly… and my version of medium and large-sized bananas may differ from yours!
  • This doesn’t happen often but if the top of the banana bread looks too moist or under cooked, you should try the “toothpick test”. Gently push a toothpick into the top of the bread and see if any batter sticks to the toothpick. If batter is sticking to the toothpick then it hasn’t completely cooked. Place the bread pan back into the still hot oven for another 2 or 3 minutes. Make sure to wear oven gloves because the bread pan will be very hot. After the 2 or 3 minutes, remove the bread pan and test the banana bread again with a tooth pick.
  • Remember this is a more “adult friendly” banana bread due to the oats (which add a slight crunch to the banana bread). It is also not extra sweet because this banana bread lacks chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, etc. Your kids are more likely to prefer Bread Dad’s chocolate chip banana bread or butterscotch banana bread.
  • If you have a problem with a banana bread recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct oven temperature), using the correct amounts of ingredients (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measuring cup or accidentally add a tablespoon when a teaspoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. baking soda/powder versus yeast or all purpose flour versus bread flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • In addition, you should always try to use relatively fresh baking soda & powder for the best results. For example, using baking soda from an open container (that has been deodorizing your refrigerator for months) may lead to subpar results. Old & hard baking soda/powder may lead to rising problems and/or leave small bitter clumps in your banana bread with oatmeal.
  • For more easy banana bread recipes (i.e. blueberry, cranberry, chocolate chip, vegan, oatmeal, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Banana Bread Recipes section.

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Questions – Banana Bread with Oatmeal

Is oatmeal a good source of fiber?

Oatmeal is a good source of “soluble” fiber. However, it is not a great source of “insoluble” fiber. For more information on the difference & benefits of soluble and insoluble fiber, you should read this WebMD article.

According to the Mayo Clinic, soluble fiber “dissolves in water to form a gel-like material. It can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Soluble fiber is found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium”.

Can I use instant oatmeal versus old fashioned oatmeal to make oatmeal banana bread?

If you are out of old fashioned oatmeal, you can use instant oatmeal instead in order to make oatmeal banana bread. However, be aware that instant oatmeal is more processed than old fashioned oatmeal and comes in much smaller flakes. In addition, instant oatmeal often comes with extra sugar and flavorings. Try to use a plain instant oatmeal without sugar if you need to substitute instant oatmeal for the old fashioned oatmeal in this recipe.

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Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe

Here is an easy oatmeal banana bread recipe. This banana bread tastes great and has the power of oats! Seriously, if you are trying to sneak more oat fiber into your family's meals, this is a delicious way to do it. This recipe creates a wonderful dessert-like banana bread and it includes a cup of old fashioned oatmeal (oat flakes). Recipe for a 2 lb loaf. For more great banana bread recipes, please visit Bread Dad (BreadDad.com).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana oat bread, banana oatmeal bread, oat banana bread, oatmeal banana bread, oatmeal banana bread recipe
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons Butter (softened)
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 3 Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 Cups Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup Oatmeal (old fashioned oat flakes)
  • 1 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave for 20-25 seconds.
  • Stir eggs, bananas, milk and butter together.
  • Mix in the oatmeal flakes (in order to moisten the flakes).
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Stir until fully mixed.
  • Pour batter into a nonstick bread pan.
  • Optional - Sprinkle some oatmeal flakes on top of the batter in order to make the banana bread look more "oatmealy".
  • Bake in the oven for 65-70 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out of oven and let the banana bread cool down in the bread pan for 10 minutes. Do not remove the banana bread from the bread pan during this 10 minute cool down period. Use oven mitts as the bread pan will be very hot coming out of the oven.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the banana bread from the bread pan. Place the banana bread on a cooling rack in order to completely cool. This cool down may take 1-2 hours. Gently slide a silicon spatula between the banana bread and the bread pan walls if the banana bread is stuck in the pan.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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