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4 Ingredient Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bread (No Flour, Refined Sugar or Butter)

This banana oatmeal bread is just 4 ingredients and the batter can easily be mixed in the blender. The bread doesn’t contain any flour, butter or refined sugar. The bread is very moist, full of banana flavor and the oats add a unique texture.
overhead shot of banana bread

Instead of making my usual banana bread, I’ve been on a quest to make a healthier one. This banana bread doesn’t taste quite the same as your classic quick bread, but it is tasty just the same.

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Rolls Oats
  • Eggs
  • Baking Soda

The basic bread recipe is just four ingredients. Of course you can add mix-ins like walnuts, pecans or chocolate chips.
photo of a stack of bread slices

Bread Sweetness

Banana bread is usually very sweet but I wanted to create one that wasn’t because I’ve had so many requests recently for low sugar recipes.  This banana flavored bread is not very sweet on its own.  If you prefer a sweet banana bread you can easily do that by adding some maple syrup to the batter (about 3 tbsp) or adding chocolate chips to the batter.

Texture of Banana Oat Bread

Because this bread doesn’t contain any flour, it is more dense than a quick bread. It’s very moist as well. The ground oats give the bread a little bit of a chewy texture.
sliced bread

More Healthy Banana Recipes

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bread

Servings: 12 slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
This easy banana oat bread is just 4 ingredients and everything can be mixed in the blender! The bread comes out very moist with a slightly chewy texture from the oats.
5 from 20 votes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium (approx 360 grams) overripe bananas peels removed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Optional Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup for sweeter bread
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips for sweeter bread and texture
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts for texture

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Add bananas, eggs, oats and baking soda into a blender (in that order). If using maple syrup, also add it in at this time. Blend on high speed until you have a smooth batter. It is okay if you can still see the oats, but they should be ground up enough to look like coarse flour. If adding mix-ins like chocolate chips or chopped nuts, stir them into the batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean and when you gently press on the surface of the bread, it bounces back. Let bread cool in pan before slicing. Bread can be eaten as is or toasted. Uneaten bread should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

  • Slightly adapted from The BakerMama.
  • This bread is not meant to be a sweet bread. If you want a sweet bread, you can either add maple syrup to the batter (about 3 tbsp) or add chocolate chips to the batter.
  • If your bananas are a little larger, the recipe will still work, but your bread will be more moist and more dense.
  • This bread does not have the same texture as classic banana bread. Please see post for more details.
  • I added some chopped walnuts on top for my bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 89kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 118mg, Potassium: 166mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, NET CARBS: 14g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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116 comments on “4 Ingredient Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bread (No Flour, Refined Sugar or Butter)”

  1. I made this last night as I had some left over bananas and didn’t know what to do with them. This recipe was so easy to do and prepare. I did add a couple of tablespoons of cocoa powder for a chocolate flavour and it worked. Will do this again. Many thanks for your lovely recipes – they are great.

  2. Can you add greek yogurt or milk to this recipe by any chance? Thank you!

  3. How many serving is in 1 whole bread of the “4 INGREDIENT HEALTHY BANANA OATMEAL BREAD”(NO FLOUR, REFINED SUGAR OR BUTTER) . So I can know how many slice I should cut it into base on the calories. Thank you!

  4. Hi ?? How much calories is in the whole healthy banana oatmeal  bread?

    • We have listed the calories per slice in the recipe card. The bread is sliced into 12 slices and each slice is a serving.

  5. Stumbled upon this recipe and decided to give it a try as I’m trying to cut out excessive sugar. Made it and did add three tablespoons of maple syrup and loved it. Very satisfying. However, mine came out about an inch thick. I’m wondering if I did something wrong. Did mix in blender, adding ingredients in order as directed. Any thoughts?

    • Have you checked the expiration date on your baking soda? If it’s expired that can cause the bread to be flat.

  6. Love this Bread, I do add make syrup and walnuts. I can now have a non guilty slice with my coffee!!

  7. I make this bread every single week and have it in the morning with my breakfast instead of regular bread. I also sometimes have it in evening with a cup of herbal tea. Love it. Avoids me from snacking on garbage.
    I have made a couple of adjustments as I don’t have a blender. I used to add everything to my NINJA (same as a Bullet) type smoothee blender and the results were always pretty good. But lately I put all the oats in the NINJA and blend them to a fine grind, then I put the oats in a mixing bowl add the 3 ripe bananas, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 eggs and I mix it all together with a hand mixer until the bananas are well blended. The results are perfect every time. I have a really nice size loaf (2+ inches high at the ends and about 3 inches high in middle. My favorite recipe and I am a long time WW member (weight watchers) so the plan I am following has this at 0 pts per serving. Win, win.

    • thank you so much for sharing your experience!

    • Made this after reading your comments. I don’t have food processor either. So I did exactly how you do it. It came out perfect!! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope my 1 year old likes it too :). 

  8. This was AMAZING!! Thanks for all your awesome recipes! I will definitely be making this again and again. Now I just have to wait for my bananas to ripen so I can make more!

  9. This is so good! I used flax eggs in place of real eggs and 1 1/2cups oat flour in place of oats, added cinnamon, nutmeg, and gjnger. It is soooooo good! Thank you!

  10. It was very dry.

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