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Homemade Oat Flour Banana Bread

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This new favorite, Oat Flour Banana Bread, is a moist and utterly delicious quick bread using a nontraditional flour you can easily make at home. Simple to make with pantry ingredients and banana bread flavors you’ll love!

Side view of sliced Oat Flour Banana Bread on a wood cutting board.

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Made in one bowl, this easy-to-make banana bread is gluten-free (if using certified gluten-free oats), with options to make this moist bread naturally sweetened as well.

It’s like THE perfect treat that’s both healthier and delicious! The bread texture is moist, like good banana bread should be, and has a beautiful tender crumb. Slightly sweet and full of banana flavor with a hint of nutty oats.

Could there be a better match on a chilly day than a warm slice of good-for-you banana bread? I don’t think so!

Oat Flour

Why are we using oat flour? It’s rather delicious, for starters, with a slightly nutty and sweet flavor that perfectly complements banana bread.

But oat flour is also extremely easy to make at home and is more affordable than other alternative flour (like almond flour). If you have rolled oats (or even quick oats) in your pantry, a blender or food processor handy, you are 1 to 2 minutes away from making your homemade oat flour.

If you have leftover homemade oat flour, it will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2 months or freezer for longer storage.

What is the difference between wheat flour and oat flour?

I’m glad you asked! Nutritionally, oat flour is higher in protein and fiber than wheat flour. It also has a higher absorbency than wheat flour, making it perfect for baking with bananas– like this Oat Flour Banana Bread!

Top view of Oat Flour Banana Bread ingredients on a wood cutting board with a yellow and white kitchen towel.

Oat Flour Banana Bread Ingredients

  • Oat flour– Homemade oat flour: This easy-to-make homemade oat flour takes about 1 minute using a blender or food processor. See the instructions in the recipe card below.  
  • Baking soda: Gives rise to the banana bread and keeps the bread crumb fluffy. 
  • Salt: Helps elevate the mildly sweet flavors of this banana bread. 
  • Oil: Any neutral flavored oil you prefer can be used. While the recipe is written using oil, you can also use melted butter if you prefer.  
  • Greek Yogurt: Helps give the bread an incredibly moist crumb! Use plain or vanilla flavored.
  • Eggs: Room temperature eggs are best. If needed, run the eggs under tepid water until the chill is removed. 
  • Sweeteners: Brown sugar is used in the recipe below, but you can substitute coconut sugar, granulated sugar, or a natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey. If using a liquid natural sweetener, note the measurement is slightly different and is noted in the recipe card below.
  • Bananas: Use ripe bananas for THE best flavor.  
  • Vanilla extract: Because almost everything is better with a touch of vanilla.  
  • Chopped Nuts: I’m using a sprinkling of chopped walnuts on the top of the bread that I add just before baking, but this is optional. If preferred, substitute your favorite nut, like pecans!

Ingredient Notes

Sweetener: As noted above, there are several options to mildly sweeten this banana bread. I’m using 1/2 cup of brown sugar in the recipe. If you prefer a sweeter flavor, increase the measurement to 3/4 cup, which is still mildly sweeter than coffee shop banana bread. For natural sweeteners, like honey or maple syrup, decrease the amount to 1/3 cup.

Egg substitutions: I have successfully used Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer in this recipe. An egg-free banana bread will not rise quite as much.

How to Make Oat Flour Banana Bread

Begin by preheating the oven to 350F and greasing a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan.

Step 1: Make oat flour

Add 3 to 4 cups of oats to a blender or food processor. Blend until finely ground with a flour-like texture. This will take 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 2: Make the banana bread batter

Top view of Oat Flour Banana Bread in 2 glass bowls with homemade oat flour.

Whisk the oil, eggs, sweetener, mashed banana, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

Top view of oat flour being combined into banana bread batter in a glass bowl.

Then, fold in the oat flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until just combined. If using chopped nuts, you can add them here or reserve for sprinkling over the batter, as I’ve done.

Top view of unbaked Oat Flour Banana Bread sprinkled with chopped walnuts in a metal loaf pan.

Step 3: Bake

Transfer the banana bread batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out mostly clean. Remove the loaf from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 30 minutes before inverting onto a rack to cool completely before slicing.  

Top view of just baked Oat Flour Banana Bread sprinkled with chopped walnuts in a metal loaf pan.

Storing the Oatmeal Banana Bread

  • To store: Oat flour banana bread should be refrigerated in a covered container (or large storage bag) for up to 1 week.
  • To freeze: Slice banana bread and store in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 6 months.  

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Oat Flour Banana Bread

Oat Flour Banana Bread is a moist and delicious quick bread using nontraditional, gluten-free flour that's easy to make at home in less than an hour!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil use your favorite neutral oil
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar (brown, coconut, or white) or natural sweetener: 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 3 large bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ and grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan. Set aside.
  • In a food processor or blender, add the oats and blend until they're finely ground with a flour-like texture. This will take 1-2 minutes.
  • Whisk together oat flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the oil, yogurt, eggs, sweetener of choice, mashed bananas, and vanilla until combined. Stir in the oat flour mixture until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes in the pan. Invert onto a metal rack and cool completely before slicing.

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Notes

Sweetener: There are several options to mildly sweeten this banana bread. I’m using 1/2 cup of brown sugar in the recipe. If you prefer a sweeter flavor, increase the measurement to 3/4 cup, which is still mildly sweeter than coffee shop banana bread. For natural sweeteners, like honey or maple syrup, decrease the amount to 1/3 cup.
Egg substitutions: I have successfully used Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer in this recipe. An egg-free banana bread will not rise quite as much.
Storing: The banana bread will keep in an airtight container or storage bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Or freeze slices of banana bread in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Quick Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oat Flour Banana Bread, Banana Bread, Healthy Banana Bread
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