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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.
4.92 from 24 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, 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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129 comments on “4 Ingredient Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bread (No Flour, Refined Sugar or Butter)”

  1. 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?

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

  9. This was outstanding and so easy to prepare

  10. 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.

  11. What type of oats

  12. This is a great healthy base recipe. Moist and good flavor. I added some vanilla and will probably add a dash of salt next time. Delicious with a smear of almond butter or Nutella.

  13. Loved this Banana Bread, like someone else said I didn’t miss the sugar, currently doing a low calories diet so this great for a treat. Thank you 

  14. Looks delicious, but im really impressed how you respond to all the comments, its awesome. And definitely looking forward to go through all your recipes.

    • I hope you check it out and enjoy! I do try my best to respond to all the comments though I can’t always respond to them asap.

  15. Thank you for this healthy recipe

  16. I just made this for my family. It was loved by all! Definitely repeating this recipe. Thank you!!

  17. Made this today and turned out great, don’t even miss the sugar. Next one I will add some cinnamon.

  18. Hi, possible to steam it instead of oven? No oven nor microwave…uhhuhhh… ?
    If can steam, for how long?

  19. Thank you . it’s so ha rd to find healthy diabetic options

  20. Can I do this recipe into steaming process?

  21. I want to try this very haelthy banana bread. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  22. This looks very good except for one thing-I really don’t like bananas (I know, I know, hahaha) and am wondering what you think re subbing unsweetened applesauce and if so, how much.

    Thank you very much for responding.

  23. Can I grind the oats in my blender before mixing it in the food processor?

    • there is no food processor involved.

      • Now you KNOW she was referring to using a food processor instead of a blender, which obviously would work… Not everyone has a blender…so what is this seemingly rude”non-answer” you gave? I also wanted to know this. But wow, never mind.

      • I’m really not sure why you thought my answer was rude. The question asked was if they could use a blender first for the oats and then mix in a food processor. This was not obvious to me that she was asking if she could use a food processor instead of a blender, especially since she indicated she wanted to use both. I found the question confusing and thought she might be asking about a different recipe that needed a food processor (It happens quite often that people ask a question about a completely different recipe and I have a recipe for banana oat muffins that are made in a food processor where the oats are processed first). So I answered the question to the best of my understanding, which is that she doesn’t need to use both because the recipe doesn’t require a food processor.
        As for what I think your question was, yes if you don’t have a blender you can mix everything in a food processor.

    • Ok to use egg whites and no yolks? If so, how many?

    • Are these 89 Cal per slice or 89kcal? I read somewhere kcal =1000 calories. I am assuming each slice isn’t 89000 calories but maybe each slice is 890? Just confirming for a friend (wink, wink)

      • kcal is the actual measurement for what we commonly think of as Calories. So yes it is 89 Calories per slice

    • After the first two I grind the oats in the blender (far easier to clean this way) and mix everything together with a hand mixer.

  24. i dont have oven.. can i use steamer instead?..

  25. Good and healthy food.

  26. Excited to find a easy recipe. Going to make this for my break

  27. This looks great! Would Flax eggs work OK?

  28. Looks delicious ?

  29. Thanks Jen l have to try this.
    Thanm you for sharing these healthy recipes.

  30. Love this banana bread

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