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Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Oat Bread

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This healthy Whole Wheat Banana Oat Bread is moist, slightly sweet, and deliciously satisfying. It’s the flavors and texture you love in banana bread like cinnamon and vanilla, just made with healthy whole grains. 

Slice of Banana Oat Bread on a woven tray

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It’s tender, utterly delicious especially when warm from the oven, and rather perfect with a cup of tea. 

If you love to bake, chances are you also love comfort food. And banana bread is often the apex of comfort food. 

And I love comfort food—any time of the year.

Loaf of baked Banana Oat Bread in loaf pan

Banana Bread Recipes

Looking through our recipe archives the other day, I realized we have quite a few variations of banana bread.

From traditional banana bread to a decadent Double Chocolate Espresso Banana Bread.

But we also have plenty of twists like Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Blueberry Banana Bread (I love this recipe), and similar to this one, a Greek Yogurt Banana Bread made with all-purpose flour. We also have a fall-flavored Maple Apple Banana Bread.

This Whole Wheat Banana Oat Bread recipe, though, is one I find myself making often for teatime, afternoon snacks, and healthier treats.

Sliced Banana Oat Bread on a cutting board

Whole Wheat Banana Oat Bread Ingredients

Measurements for these ingredients are in the recipe card below.

  • Mashed bananas
  • Greek yogurt
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Large eggs
  • Whole wheat flour (white or stone-ground)
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Salt, baking soda, and baking powder
  • Ground cinnamon

How to Make Whole Wheat Banana Oat Bread

This is such a simple recipe to make. Here is a summary of how to make this banana bread.

Step 1: Preparation

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and coat a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.

Step 2: Combine Ingredients

Then, combine the mashed banana, Greek yogurt, applesauce, oil, and brown sugar in a large bowl or stand mixer. Then mix in the vanilla and eggs.

Once the wet ingredients are incorporated, add the dry ingredients of whole wheat flour, oats, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. To keep the banana bread light; mix until just combined and then transfer the batter into the loaf pan.

Step 3: Bake

Bake for 50-50 minutes, or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.

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Buttered and sliced Banana Oat Bread with tea
Slice of Banana Oat Bread on a woven tray

Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Oat Bread

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This healthy Whole Wheat Banana Oat Bread is moist, slightly sweet, and deliciously satisfying. It's the flavors and texture you love in banana bread like cinnamon and vanilla, just made with healthy whole grains. 

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats (old fashioned or quick cook)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9" x5" bread or loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine the mashed banana, Greek yogurt, applesauce, oil, and brown sugar in a large bowl or stand mixer. Then mix in the vanilla and eggs.
  3. Add flour, oats, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon; mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter, which makes the bread more dense. I like to mix only until there are no streaks of flour remaining. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Allow the bread to cool completely before removing from the pan and slicing. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g

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2 Comments

    1. Hi Anna! Thank you so much for catching that. You add the oil with the other wet ingredients of mashed banana, Greek yogurt, applesauce, and brown sugar. I’ve updated the instructions.

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