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5 from 2 votes

Banana Oat Bread

This moist and lightly sweet Banana Oat Bread has all the flavor, but less fat and sugar than traditional recipes. Oats give the bread body and a wonderful crunch on top.
Course Desserts and Baked Delights
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour (375 ml)
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp regular rolled oats, divided (250 ml) + (15 ml)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (5 ml)
  • 1 tsp baking soda (5 ml)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (1 ml)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (5 ml)
  • 4 medium, very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup canola oil (60 ml)
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar (60 ml)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar, packed (30 ml)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 6 Tbsp plain or vanilla yogurt (90 ml)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (5 ml)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Line bottom and two sides of a loaf pan with parchment paper; spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash bananas. Stir in oil, honey, brown sugar, egg, yogurt and vanilla.
  4. Whisk together dry ingredients (reserving 1 Tbsp oats) in a large bowl. Add banana mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp oats.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes, or until bread is golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool at room temperature before slicing.

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