Healthy & Delicious Banana Loaf

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is probably the best banana loaf you'll ever taste! It's nice and moist, and flavorful too! And for all you nutrition ninjas like me out there, it's super healthy :) Hope you enjoy! PS I use ground rolled oats here because one day I ran out of flour, so I improvised, and it turned out great! ALSO: I have a VERY old oven, so for some reason the food cooks quicker, so I'd keep an eye on the loaf once you reach the 40 minute mark. AND raisins are totally optional. I use organic because conventional ones are sprayed with tons of nasty chemicals.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients.
  3. Mash bananas with a potato masher (if you have a fancier or better tool, go for it).
  4. Mix with wet ingredients. (not raisins).
  5. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in raisins. Try not to mix too much.
  7. Pour into a 8x5 or 8x4 or 8x3 pan. Whatever you have on hand.
  8. Cook about 45 minutes. I think it's closer to 1 hour, but my oven is really old and doesn't cook normally.
  9. *Once the top is set, I usually mix about 1 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp brown sugar and cinnamon and glaze the top. You can sprinkle some oats on there too!
  10. Hope it turns out good for you!
Most Helpful

I made this recipe before and it was delicious! I however added some nuts(walnuts,sliced almonds,pumpkin seeds) to make it even more yummy. But I really recommend to not add as much sugar. Seeing as the bananas make it sweet enough.

Diana835 June 16, 2013

Definitely an excellent banana loaf! I made this this morning, easily put together and popped into the oven, mine is also an old oven and it took just over 45 minutes to be ready. I used two large bananas, an 80gr jar of apple puree, took Mikekeys suggestion of subbing cranberries, since I'm not a lover of raisins, and I subbed linseed seeds for the flaxseed. An 8 x 5 loaf tin was the perfect size, I did prepare the tin by greasing it beforehand. I added the glaze, using a pastry brush to apply, after it had been in the oven for 10 minutes or so. My husband declared this excellent, and I see that several slices are already gone!!! Thank you celtichedgehog, a very good recipe, made for PAC Spring 2012

Karen Elizabeth May 05, 2012

As advertised in the intro, this is moist and flavorful. I didn't grind the oats, just left them whole. And I subbed dried cranberries for the raisins. Loved the spices in this! Made for Spring 2012 Pick a Chef game.

Outta Here April 15, 2012

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