Healthy Oat Flour Banana Bread

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WHAT'S SPECIAL
What sets our Oat Flour Banana Bread apart is its health-conscious approach without compromising on flavor or texture. Unlike traditional banana bread recipes, which often contain refined flour and sugars, this version is gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened naturally with ripe bananas and maple syrup.

Step by Step Instructions

Healthy Oat Flour Banana Bread

This delightful loaf combines the natural sweetness of ripe bananas with the nutty flavor of oat flour, creating a moist and tender bread that's perfect for breakfast, snacking, or dessert. Made with simple, wholesome ingredients and free from gluten and dairy, this banana bread offers a healthier twist on a classic favorite, making it suitable for those with dietary restrictions or anyone seeking a nourishing and satisfying treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 slices

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • loaf pan (9x5 inches)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups oat flour (170 g)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (50 g)
  • ½ cup maple syrup (100 g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional add-ins

  • nuts (chopped)
  • chocolate chips
  • dried fruit

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or line a 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients: the oat flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Add the eggs, the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract, and mix until evenly combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and gently fold until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  • If desired, fold in any optional add-ins such as chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Once baked, remove the banana bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Notes

  • Make sure to use certified gluten-free oat flour if you need the bread to be entirely gluten-free.
  • For added flavor, consider mixing in chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans, chocolate chips, or dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries.
  • Store any leftover banana bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to one week. You can also freeze slices for longer storage.
Keyword Healthy bread, Healthy cake, Oat flour, Oat flour banana bread

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