Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Bread

A healthier banana bread recipe, using whole wheat flour and old fashioned oatmeal! The perfect breakfast or snack bread!

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I’ve been sitting on this recipe for a while, waiting for the best time to share it. Given that today is national banana bread day, it seems fitting to finally share it. It’s kind of weird there are so many food holidays. And obviously they’re not real holidays but just fun excuses to celebrate something. There’s seriously one for everything. Even recently… national drink wine day which clearly so many of you were thankful for the reminder shared to Instagram and Facebook. I need to find out if there’s an ‘eat cookie dough’ or ‘eat a cookie’ day because those would be right up there at the top of my favorites, at least this week.

But this bread… it’s perfect for today. Why? Besides the fact that today is national banana bread day, which means you should totally be celebrating and whipping up a loaf today or this week and enjoying for breakfast and snack… Because it’s a healthier banana bread, using whole wheat flour and oatmeal!

It’s a fun change-up from the usual. Seriously, it vanished here. Super flavorful and easy to make. No special equipment is required to prepare this, just a bowl and a spoon or whisk. So what are you waiting for? You need this healthier whole wheat oatmeal banana bread in your life asap.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Yield: 1: 9-inch loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50-55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Bread

A healthier banana bread recipe, using whole wheat flour and old fashioned oatmeal!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2C applesauce
  • 1/2C granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2C bananas, mashed
  • 1C white whole wheat flour
  • 1C all purpose flour
  • 1C old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tp salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine wet ingredients. In a second medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. Slowly mix dry mixture into the wet. Whisk until ingredients are fully incorporated and no streaks remain. Pour batter into a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Lightly sprinkle with additional oats if desired. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container. Serve with your favorite jams and spreads.

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