Banana bread is one of my favorite things to bake (and eat). As you can tell from all of the banana bread recipes on 30Seconds, we’re big fans and like to try different recipes. Guess it’s our quest to find the ultimate banana bread recipe for breakfast, snacks, or dessert!
As you know by now, I love trying to find ways to improve nutrition wherever I can. And lately, because I watch my cholesterol (thanks to my family history) that means incorporating lots of oats. (Oatmeal is packed with soluble fiber, landing it at the top of Mayo Clinic Cholesterol Lowering Food List.)
I wanted to see if I could make a more nutritious banana bread by adding oats, and I think I succeeded. The texture is different from typical banana bread (more hearty and chewy), but it’s just as delicious. My hubby, who is my official taste tester, gave this chocolate chip bread recipe two enthusiastic thumbs up (especially since he’s also loaded with dark chocolate, which has its own heart-healthy benefits)!
Type of cuisine: American
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 to 35 minutes depending on your oven
Total duration: 40 to 45 minutes
Servings: Makes 2 loaves
Here’s how to do it:
- coat two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the bananas, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
- In a third bowl, combine the butter and brown sugar, stirring until well blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter and sugar mixture. Combine banana mixture and sugar mixture and stir until combined. Combine dry mix and wet mix, and stir until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
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