Good Morning, Everyone! I hope you’ve been having a good week, and if not… the weekend is almost here! But before it starts, I have a recipe to share with you! I LOVE banana bread, and have tried lots of different recipes, some of which I’ve shared with you here (like THIS Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt that’s still my favorite, or THIS Chocolate Banana Bread)! Here is another recipe to add to the banana bread recipe collection – Banana Oatmeal Bread! It’s super moist, not overly sweet, and makes for a great snack or breakfast!
*Makes 1 loaf*
YOU WILL NEED
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup plus 2 tbs rolled oats
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or regular plain yogurt)
2 very ripe bananas (about 1 cup), mashed
Optional: chocolate chips, chopped nuts
1. First, preheat your oven to 350 deg F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper (or grease your loaf pan). In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract, until you have a smooth, yellow mixture. (Add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter taste, I usually try to use less sugar, and if the bananas are super ripe, they will naturally add a lot of sweetness!)
2. Next, sift in the flour, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon. Stir well until all the ingredients are well combined. In a small bowl, combine the mashed bananas and yogurt, then add in 1/4 cup of oats and mix the batter well.
3. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan, and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tbs of rolled oats. Bake for about an hour, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, and let cool in the pan before slicing. (*Note: if the bread is getting too brown while it’s baking, cover it with some foil to prevent it from burning.)
Happy Baking, Everyone!