Oatmeal Banana Bread Is the Recipe Mashup We've All Been Waiting For


This oatmeal banana bread features old-fashioned oats, which provide texture. This banana bread is subtly sweet and well balanced, making it perfect for tea time, breakfast time and anything in between.

a recipe photo of the Oatmeal Banana Bread
Photo: Photographer: Fred Hardy II, Food Stylist: Margaret Monroe Dickey, Prop Stylist: Shell Royster
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • cup whole-wheat flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup old-fashioned rolled oats plus 1 tablespoon, divided

  • 1 ½ cups mashed ripe banana

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup plain whole-milk yogurt

  • ¼ cup canola oil or other neutral oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

  • cup dark chocolate chips (60-70%) plus 1 tablespoon, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the long sides of the pan.

  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and 2/3 cup oats together in a medium bowl.

  3. Combine banana, brown sugar, yogurt, oil, vanilla and egg in a large bowl; stir until well mixed.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients; stir until just combined. Stir in 1/3 cup chocolate chips.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon each chocolate chips and oats. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, about 35 minutes. Using the parchment overhang, remove the bread from the pan.

To make ahead

Wrap tightly in plastic wrap or foil and store at room temperature for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


9-by-5-inch loaf pan; parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
11g Fat
40g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 19g
Added Sugars 11g 22%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 53IU 1%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin D 4IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 38mcg 10%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 30mg 7%
Potassium 211mg 4%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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