Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia E. DeGaris
18 servings

Give your usual banana bread a twist with this Banana-Oatmeal Bread recipe. It's perfect for breakfast but also great to snack on any time of the day.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat well at medium speed of a mixer. Combine banana, oats, and milk; add to sugar mixture, beating well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir with a whisk. Add to sugar mixture; beat just until moist. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

Teeniewood's Review

April 18, 2010
So easy, delicious and moist!! Our favorite banana bread. I make this over and over!!

bowser1's Review

June 12, 2014
This is an excellent recipe. I made it with white/whole wheat flour and added 1/2 c walnuts, used 2 eggs instead of whites and 1 teas. vanilla as well. There is no way this loaf serves 18 but 12 reasonably. My family really liked this bread and I will make it often.

Phil1370's Review

February 03, 2013
Only change from original recipe was 1/2 cup walnuts. Was great and gone too soon. Making 2loaves today!

peanut53001's Review

December 29, 2010
I used 3 bananas also. I then added 1/4 c unsweetened coconut, 1/3 c peanut butter, and changed the baking powder to 1 1/2 tsp. Then I cooked in muffin tins. They came out awesome!!!

shaftermee's Review

November 11, 2008
This is my new favorite banana bread recipe. Moist, flavorful, and healthy. Based on other reviewers' comments I made the following adjustments: 1) Used only 4 Tbl. vegetable oil; 2) Used only 1/2 cup brown sugar; 3) Used one cup of wheat and one cup of white flour. Those changes cut down significantly on the calories and it is still delicious. Also, my loaf only took 50 minutes to bake so watch carefully.

msjudyk's Review

January 06, 2010
I have been making this for years and it is my absolute all time favorite yummy banana bread. Today, I made it for my coworkers!

emilycbrown's Review

August 15, 2009
This is my all-time favorite banana bread recipe. I have been making it for years. I generally add more mashed bananas than the recipe calls for (sometimes 4 or 5 bananas total), but this recipe is delicious and everyone I make it for seems to feel that way!

cdarlington's Review

August 02, 2010
This is really good banana bread. I followed the recommendations by others as well. Out of the 7 tablespoons of oil, I used 4 of applesauce and 3 of oil, and I cut the sugar to 3/4 cup. Mine only took about 45 minutes to bake, so you need to check it after 35–40 minutes or so. I will definitely make this again.

jennpine's Review

April 09, 2012
Kid approved!!! We thought these were moist and just the right amount of sweetness. This batch made 12 regular and 24 mini muffins -- flexible for breakfast, lunch or snack. I didn't have enough ripe banana so I used canned pumpkin puree to make up the difference. Will definitely make again.

krismarshall's Review

January 14, 2013