Friday, July 2, 2010

Banana Oatmeal Bread

Do you have bananas in your freezer? There's always bananas in mine!! My favorite recipe for banana bread is this one! I am always looking for a recipe that's healthier but just as delicious. When I saw this recipe on The Cooking Chemist, I knew I had to give it a try. This one is a home run! It's healthier but still moist and delicious.

Banana-Oatmeal Bread
Courtesy of The Cooking Chemist
Adapted from Cooking Light

1 c. packed brown sugar
7 Tbsp. canola oil
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
1-1/3 c. mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large, defrosted if frozen)
1 c. regular oats
1/2 c. fat-free milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, beat well at medium speed of a mixer. Combine banana, oats, and milk; add to the sugar mixture, beating well. Add vanilla and mix well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups and level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir with a whisk. Add to sugar mixture and beat until just moist.

Coat a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Spoon in batter and bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool ten minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove from the pan and cool completely before storing.


  1. Thanks for the shout out! Glad you enjoyed the bread and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  2. This looks yummy...I always stick those old borwn bananas in the freezer, I will have to try this recipe!

  3. I'm gaining weight just reading your blog everyday! Love it! (not the weight part) LOL

  4. I was just going to cruise through one more Foodie Friday post before I headed to Costco to pick up pizza for the boys, when I saw "oatmeal and banana." I just thought to myself today how I needed to use up the growing bundle of frozen bananas, and I love oatmeal recipes. I can not wait to try your recipe so I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for your post!

  5. Yes, I have bananas in my freezer. And yes, I will be making this!

  6. Bananas and oatmeal are such a healthy and favorite combination in my home. Thanks Julie, as I am always on the look-out for what to do with my over-ripe bananas...happy 4th!

  7. Sounds delicious! I love your blog!! I think you and I have a lot in common! I am linking you to my Pink Saturday post!!


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