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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 15 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, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 118mg, Potassium: 166mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 64IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg, 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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80 comments on “4 Ingredient Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bread (No Flour, Refined Sugar or Butter)”

  1. Thank you for sharing this great idea. It really looks tasty. I dont have any bananas but I have frozen grated zucchini and I think I might try that until I can go out to get bananas. …with lockdown no unnecessary trips. That might be an idea for the person that commented (above) that didn’t care for bananas. I will add cinnamon too. Looking forward to trying it.

  2. This was outstanding and so easy to prepare

  3. I’m tempted to add some blueberries, it’s my first banana bread ever, so not sure… would this be a good idea in your opinion? Thanks so much for sharing and taking time to answer all questions!

  4. Recipe worked well. Love that it’s actually healthy. I’ll use this to meal prep my breakfast. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I made last night…very easy and delicious. This is a keeper. I was able to use my nutribullet to grind the oats, but blended the eggs, baking soda and bananas by hand. Thank you for this wonderful recipe, perfect with afternoon tea.

  6. I made it and it was delicious. Added walnut , cinnamon and 1/4 cup of almond milk to the blender to get it going. You can add any liquid if your blender get stuck.

  7. Is the parchment paper absolutely necessary?  I on tmind using buttor or oil 

    • you can try greasing the pan instead of parchment paper. I find parchment paper ensures the bread will easily pop out without any sticking to the bottom.

  8. We absolutely love this! Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. Am definitely going to try it for my next breakfast thank you

  10. I have a Vitamix and I’m wondering can I pre-grind the oats into a course flour before mixing everything else? Or do you still recommend using the whole oats with all the other ingredients and blend at the same time?

  11. What type of oats ? Quick cook or regular ?

  12. I LOVE this bread! It was so easy!! The bread was so moist and filling and tasty! I added a bit of Irish butter on top of my slice when it was cooled and I had my first piece, Soooo good! I also added some nuts in mine and on the top, it came out looking just like yours!! Which was very exciting!
    Thank you so much for this recipe, I will try some of your others ones also! My husband loves his sweets, so he would have liked it a bit sweeter but he said it was still good! I loved it as the recipe as it was……Next time I will had some honey or fig syrup to the recipe for him.
    If anyone is looking for a super easy and healthy but tasty recipe this is it!

  13. I’ll admit my expectations were low with the multiple disclaimers about this not being your ‘typical’ banana bread, but seriously, this is what banana bread should taste like! I have make it twice now, and it is a new favorite that even my kids and husband like. I’ve been trying to reduce sugar and increase fiber, so this totally fit the bill for a quick breakfast or snack. I used 2T maple syrup, and also 1 t vanilla and 1/2 t. Kosher salt. The second time I baked it, I was a little strapped for time and baked it in a 8×8 square pan and that worked great. Thank you for this quick and healthy recipe!

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