Healthy Banana Bread with Oats: A Perfect Breakfast Option:

Breakfast is the most important meal for us. We also look for quicker, healthier, and more nutritious breakfast options. When it comes to healthy breakfast recipes, then there are lots of varieties that include muffins, pancakes, and of course banana bread with oats. Most of us always look for healthier recipes that we can prepare with very few ingredients. Nowadays, people are more interested to consume any snack item that can be made with whole grains and probably already have in their kitchen.

This banana oat bread option can be an easier option for your family especially on busy, on-the-go mornings. The banana bread with oats option is a sugar-free breakfast recipe that you can also prepare vegan if required. People have their own preferences for eating their slice of banana bread, but here, I am going to share my favorite way. So, if you are looking for a healthy oat banana bread recipe, then don’t look further than this recipe. 

Here, in this article, I am going to provide all the details of making this nutritious banana bread oats recipe. So, this guide will cover all the possible ways.

Let’s dive into the deep!

Nutrition Benefits of Banana Bread with Oats:

While you will prepare this recipe with moderation and with the right ingredients, then banana bread oats can be good for your health. Also, it can be the perfect recipe for weight loss. Here, I am going to discuss the nutritional benefits of all the ingredients that will be used for preparing the dish.

  • Bananas: bananas are packed with potassium, antioxidants, and fiber. If you use ripe bananas then it will make the breads moist and sweet naturally. So, you don’t require to add a huge amount of additional sugar and fats.
  • 100% Whole Grain: Whole wheat flours and rolled oats are a great source of fiber and other nutrients. The beta-glucan soluble fiber of oats stimulates regular emptying of the bowels and prevents constipation. 
  • Greek Yogurt: Instead of sour cream which is often used to make banana bread moist, you can use Greek yogurt. Yogurt is high in proteins and low in fats. 
  • No Sugar: You can naturally sweeten this recipe with ho
  • ney or maple syrup.

The ingredients:

  • Oats:  In my pantry, always you can find a bag of oats. I use oats in various whole-grain baking recipes including this banana bread. 
  • Whole Wheat flour: This banana oat bread recipe is made from 100% whole grains, which means this recipe is richer in fiber and essential nutrients. The flavor of whole wheat flour will add an amazing flavor to this banana bread recipe. 
  • Mashed Ripe Banana: You will require one and a half cups of ripe mashed banana in total which is 4 medium bananas. Overripe bananas are the best as they will easily be smashed and have a sweetened taste.
  • Greek Yogurt: Preparing oatmeal banana bread using yogurt is a fantastic wholesome baking trick.
  • Pure maple syrup or honey: You need to use maple syrup or honey in this recipe to sweeten this recipe naturally. You can also make banana bread with brown sugar but you will love this one more. The flavor of honey is lovely alongside the oats and bananas.
  • Unsalted butter: You will require four tablespoons to make this banana bread recipe which will be very satisfying. You can also alter it with coconut oil or olive oil if you prefer.
  • Milk: Any kind of milk that you prefer can be used in this recipe. But I prefer unsweetened almond milk. you can use normal dairy milk and also you can prepare this banana bread oats using buttermilk. 
  • Baking Basics: Baking powder, eggs, baking soda, and salt; these are the usual suspects. 
  • Cinnamon + Pure Vanilla Extract: To make this banana oat bread recipe extra cozy you will require cinnamon and vanilla extract. 

Preparation and Baking Instructions:

To prepare this oat banana bread recipe, no mixer is required. Once you have collected all the essential ingredients, it comes together in a flash.
So, here are the step-by-step instructions that you need to follow to prepare this mouthwatering breakfast recipe.

Step 1:  At first, toast your oats, lay the oats in a  single layer on your baking sheet. Then toast in the oven at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. The oats must be lightly golden.

Step 2: Then you should line a 9*5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Then whisk all the dry ingredients together. Also, add the toasted oats.

Step 3:  Start to mash the ripe bananas, you must have at least one and a half cups. Whisk in the buttermilk, honey, yogurt, and milk. Then add the eggs and at last whisk in the vanilla.

Step 4: Then add all the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and then continue stirring so that the flour gets disappeared. Then pour this batter into the prepared loaf pan. Then sprinkle some oats for decoration and smooth the top. 

Step 5: Bake it at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Then you need to cover the entire pan with foil, Also continue to bake it for 35 to 45 additional minutes. So, you can realize that the total minutes that you will require is 65 to 75 minutes. 

Step 6: Let it be cool and enjoy the awesome aromas that will fill your kitchen. Slice and enjoy the bite!

Some additional Tips to give a perfect outcome of the Oat Banana Bread Recipe:

Here, I am providing some extra tips that you should keep in mind while going forward to prepare this banana bread oat healthy recipe. 

You should not skip toasting the oats:

While you toast the oats then it will add an awesome flavor to this snack, so you should not skip this step at all. You will not bake oatmeal any other way again. 

Ripe but not too ripe bananas:

If the bananas have a strange odor or have molds then these bananas are too ripe for this recipe. If you have bananas that are almost near to expiration but you don’t have enough time to bake them on that day then you can peel, chop them, and put them in the refrigerator. 

Measure the bananas:

It is very important that you should have one and a half cups of ripe and mashed banana. You must put a glance at the right measurement of the bananas. No less or no more. The amount can make a huge difference in the taste and flavor, and texture of the oat banana bread. So, you can double-check.

 You should not over-mix:

As soon as the flour gets disappeared the mixture is ready for baking.

 Make it Pretty:

After you put the batter into the pan and smooth the top, you can sprinkle a few extra oats over the top of the batter You can also sprinkle some chocolates or nuts to give it a personalized touch. Whatever you will sprinkle it will taste delicious.

Variations and Serving Suggestions for banana bread oat recipe:

You can make this banana oat bread on your own. There are a few things that you can add to this snack to make it your own, these include dried fruits such as frozen blueberries, can berries, or cherries, chocolate chips, nuts, 

Oat Chocolate:

Chip Banana bread: In step 4 when you have added all the dry ingredients at that point you can add one-fourth cup of dry chocolate chips to the mixer.

Oat Banana Nut Bread:

In Step 4 when you have added all the dry ingredients then you can add half a cup of chopped and toasted walnuts into the batter. You can also add pecan as it is also a delicious addition to this banana bread with oats recipe. 

Gluten-Free Banana Oat Bread:

You can swap the whole wheat flour for 1:1 GF Baking Flour. You need to be sure that you are using certified gluten-free rolled oats.

Oat Banana bread Egg-free:

I have not prepared an oat banana bread recipe without eggs, but I suspect flax eggs can work also. You can also use chia eggs too. 

To make this recipe vegan:

To prepare a vegan oat banana bread, you can follow the instruction that I have provided to make it without eggs. You can use maple syrup and non-dairy yogurt. 

Here, I am providing some serving ideas for an oat banana bread recipe. You can serve this bread with a spreading of nut butter such as peanut butter or almond butter. You may also love it topped with apple butter. 

Oat Banana Bread Storage Tips: 

Here, I am providing some tips regarding what you can do with leftover banana oat bread.

  • To store: Once the bread is completely cooled you need to place it in an airtight container lined with a paper towel. You can lay another paper towel over the top of the bread. Then seal it and keep it at room temperature for one week. 
  • To Freeze: You need to put all the leftover banana bread into an airtight freezer-friendly container and you can freeze it for up to 3 months. You can take out the slices as you desire for a treat.
  • To Reheat from Frozen: You can warm the frozen slices of bread oat banana gently in the microwave until warmed through. 


The banana bread oat recipe is a healthier snack option that you can easily include to your breakfast options. The ingredients are rich in nutrients which makes this recipe a healthier one. Also, you will only require some minutes to serve warmer on the plates of your family members. 

This snack is very delicious and the banana flavor is pleasant and present. The texture is spot-on too. Also, there are various ways to make this healthy banana bread with oats your own. You can easily put a personalized touch on the recipe. 

Here, in this guide, I have discussed every aspect of making banana oat bread, so you can just follow the instructions above and end your food craving for banana oat bread. Every slice of this bread makes this recipe worthy of the time and ingredients that I have enclosed in this guide.