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This oat flour banana bread is deliciously gluten free and 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 Walnut 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

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 make 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.

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

What You’ll Need

1 tbsp. 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.

1 ½ cups 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.

¼ tsp. 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.

½ cup coarsely chopped 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.

½ cup 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.

3 large eggs – These are best used at room temperature.

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

3 medium 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.

⅓ cup coconut oil – No matter what type of coconut oil you use, you’ll want it in 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 this together to get it 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

An up close shot of sliced oat flour banana bread.

Oat Flour Banana Bread Recipe

A delicious, gluten free banana walnut bread that's perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee.
5 from 2 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
Author: The Gracious Pantry

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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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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love the recipe. Doubled it and added 1/4 cup cinnamon. Delish. Nice and basic. 🙂

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

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