Banana Oat Bread

Treat your family and friends to a quintessential comfort food, Banana Oat Bread with Toasted Walnuts. |

Banana Bread is quintessential comfort food. This Banana Oat Bread is our take on that ever-popular, ever loved treat.

We’ve changed it up a bit, added some whole grain, and kept the flavors we all love in banana bread.

Whether it’s for breakfast… lunch or an afternoon snack. Or even– a midnight snack. It’s a healthier, denser quick bread to fall in love with.

Add a cup of coffee with that homemade banana bread and life just seems a bit brighter.

There is something so comforting about baking banana bread and the homey aroma that fills every corner of my house. And when my guys come home and smell that bread, that simple and easy bread that took me mere minutes to mix together, they feel special and loved.

While I make several varieties of banana bread, this is one of my favorite recipes. It’s healthier, moist, freezes well, and is loaded with fiber. Do yourself a favor and make a double or triple batch for your freezer.

A quick note on banana bread’s history from Wikipedia:

“Banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s, appeared in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook, and later gained more acceptance with the release of the original Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book in 1950. The origin of the first banana bread recipe is unknown, though some speculate it was originated in the 18th century by housewives experimenting with pearlash. The home baking revival of the 1960s and the simplicity of its recipe led to an explosion in banana bread’s popularity.”
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Banana Oat Bread |

Banana Oat Bread

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake


Banana Bread is a quintessential comfort food. Banana Oat Bread is our take on that ever popular, ever loved treat.



1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
large egg
34 medium bananas, mashed
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees and prepare loaf pan by spraying with non-stick spray.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well inside of the dry mixture.

3. In another bowl, combine the egg, bananas, sugar, and oil. Stir until just moistened. Add this to the well in the dry ingredients. Fold together and spoon into prepared pan and top with toasted walnuts.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes.


If using only all-purpose flour, change the amount to 1-1/2 cups flour and add the 1/2 cup old fashioned oats to the dry ingredients.


  • Serving Size: 1/16
  • Calories: 259 calories

Keywords: banana bread, banana oat bread, quick bread

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4 thoughts on “Banana Oat Bread

  1. Lori M

    This was sooooo good! My family devoured both loaves before the end of the day. Very moist and tasty. I used 4 bananas. I also added more walnuts. Made it harder to slice into perfect slices, but it was truly amazing! Will make a regular staple in my home. Great way to use those over ripened bananas.

    1. Hi Lori! I’m SO glad you like it! I make this all the time. In fact — great minds — I made it on Sunday too. What was intended for Sunday and Monday only lasted for Sunday breakfast! And yes — those ripe bananas seem to get ripe quicker these days. Have a great week — and thanks so much for letting us know!

  2. Anonymous

    Your recipe didn’t mention the toasted Walnuts….do you top batter before bake or half way through baking?…

    1. Either way works fine! My preference is to top the batter before they bake and I’ll note that on the recipe. Thanks for your comment!

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