Oat Flour Banana Bread Recipe

This oat flour banana bread is deliciously gluten-free. It’s a healthy banana bread recipe the whole family will love. It has a totally adjustable level of sweetness for those who like a milder sweetness or a stronger dessert type of sweetness.

An up close shot of sliced oat flour banana bread.

Banana Bread is simply a sweet bread that relies on overly ripe bananas for a good portion of its sweetness. It’s a delicious dessert, and some might even enjoy it for breakfast with coffee.

Banana Nut Bread

The walnuts in this walnut banana bread are completely optional but highly recommended. While the recipe calls for a mere half cup, you can certainly go heavier on the nuts by using a full cup.

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

One of banana bread’s best features is how simple and easy it is to make. Everything gets mixed together in one bowl (see recipe video below), and then transferred to a loaf pan for baking. It takes all of about ten minutes to make.

An overhead view looking down into a loaf pan of this Oat Flour Banana Bread as it cools.

Healthy Banana Bread

What makes this banana bread healthy? While “healthy” may be a subjective term, you can certainly apply the term “healthier” to this recipe. It’s gluten-free, whole grain, low on added sugar, and is made with all whole-food ingredients.

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

So, technically speaking, oat flour is gluten-free. However, oats can be highly cross-contaminated with gluten due to processing practices with other grains. So if you need this to be gluten-free, be sure you use oat flour that is labeled as gluten-free, as well as any other ingredients you have any concerns about.

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Oat Flour Banana Bread batter in a mixing bowl with a whisk resting in the batter.

What You’ll Need To Make This Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Baking powder – Make sure you have fresh baking powder. If it’s too old, your banana bread won’t rise properly and will end up a bit more dense.

Oat flour – If you need gluten-free, make sure it’s labeled as such. And if you usually grind your own oats into flour, make sure you grind them fine.

Salt – I used a pink Himalayan salt, but you can use whatever salt you have on hand as long as it’s not a coarse salt.

Walnuts – As I mentioned above, you can easily go a little heavier on the walnuts here. If you prefer that, use a full cup. But chop them first in order to measure properly.

Granular sweetener – I used Xylitol because that works best for my blood sugar. But feel free to use Sucanat, coconut sugar, or monk fruit. I do NOT recommend a liquid sweetener here. Stick to the granulated stuff.

Use the ½ cup for mild sweetness and ¾ cup for dessert-level sweetness.

Eggs – These are best used at room temperature.

Pure vanilla extract – I used a bourbon vanilla, but any real vanilla extract will do. Avoid vanilla flavoring or other imitation vanillas.

Bananas – You want these to be very ripe and have plenty of brown spots on them. Don’t use yellow bananas because the flavor won’t be there when the bread is done.

Coconut oil – No matter what type of coconut oil you use, you’ll want it in a liquid state. You can sub butter here in equal amounts, but you’ll want that melted, too.

A just baked loaf of Oat Flour Banana Bread sits cooling in its loaf pan.

How To Make Oat Flour Banana Bread

This is a very simple process. In fact, measuring out the ingredients will take you longer than putting them together to get them in the oven. It’s super easy!

An oven display set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Step one of this Oat Flour Banana Bread recipe. The bananas mashed in a mixing bowl.

Mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher.

All ingredients in this Oat Flour Banana Bread Recipe, added to a mixing bowl.

Add in all the other ingredients and whisk, stirring in the walnut last.

Pouring the Oat Flour Banana Bread batter into a loaf pan.

Pour into a loaf pan.

And overhead view looking down into the loaf pan of just baked Oat Flour Banana Bread.

Bake for 50-60 minutes. Keep an eye on it towards the end. If it starts to get too brown on top, place a piece of loose foil over the top while baking.

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Oat Flour Banana Bread Recipe

A delicious, gluten free banana walnut bread that's perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee.
4.34 from 12 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 14 servings
Calories: 221kcal

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Equipment

  • Standard Loaf Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups oat flour (gluten free if needed)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup granular sweetener (or ¾ cup for dessert-level sweetness)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3 medium bananas (very ripe)
  • cup coconut oil (liquid)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
    An oven display set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher.
    Step one of this Oat Flour Banana Bread recipe. The bananas mashed in a mixing bowl.
  • Add in all the other ingredients and whisk, stirring in the walnut last.
    Whisking all the ingredients of this Oat Flour Banana Bread Recipe.
  • Pour into a loaf pan.
    Pouring the Oat Flour Banana Bread batter into a loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes. Keep an eye on it towards the end. If it starts to get too brown on top, place a piece of loose foil over the top while baking.
    And overhead view looking down into the loaf pan of just baked Oat Flour Banana Bread.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love the recipe. Doubled it and added 1/4 cup cinnamon. Delish. Nice and basic. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this…. WOW! Delish! Very moist and tasty! Thank you for sharing your recipe. **chef kiss**

  3. This by far is the best banana bread ever!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe very much, it looks good and taste delicious. I used brown sugar, olive oil and a bit of cinnamon powder. It taste exactly like the ordinary banana bread, but this is safe to eat, no starch.

  5. This sounds really easy and yummy! I was looking for a better measure of the bananas. 3 medium bananas — is that a cup? I just like more of a precise measure….LOL Any idea?

    1. Cathy – I never measured them. But as long as you use 3 bananas that aren’t really small or really huge, it’ll be fine. I did do a quick google search and found this: 3 bananas is 2 cups chopped or 1-1/2 cups mashed. Maybe that will give you a better ballpark. Hope you enjoy it!