Whole Wheat Oat Banana Bread

"Very gooey and yummy, this is my favorite Banana bread recipe. TIPS: Buy whole wheat flour that has NOT been bleached. Use only PURE honey. Use Almond, Rice or Soy milk (try not to use cow milk). Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil has the best taste and has no extra junk in it. Use real vanilla extract, imitation has too many chemicals and not as good a flavor. Has plenty of fiber to help cleanse the colon which is always the best place to start cleaning for a successful diet and a healthy lifestyle."
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photo by Christina H. photo by Christina H.
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Ready In:




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Oil bread pan.
  • Mix oat bran, flour, baking soda, baking powder and walnuts in a bowl.
  • Put honey, olive oil, egg, milk, vanilla extract and bananas in blender and mix completely.
  • Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour into pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Enjoy.

Questions & Replies

  1. Anyone make this as muffins in the pic? And if so did you get ten as described in the recipe


  1. This banana bread is awesome! I used 1/2 cup flax seed meal, 1/2 cup of whole oats (ground up in the food processor) and 1 cup of whole wheat flour. I added more walnuts (3/4 cup), used 1 tablespoon of olive oil & added an extra egg (for more protein). And used 1 tablespoonful of vanilla. I love this recipe!
  2. Thank you for posting an actual HEALTHY recipe! I love it when the ingredients listed don't have to be substituted for healthier alternatives!
  3. This was really good and moist. For me it took a lot longer than 30 minutes to cook though, closer to 50. I did not use walnuts, but added about 1/4 c of miniature chocolate chips. I also used skim milk as opposed to the almond milk.
  4. I was looking for a healthy banana bread recipe to replace my Betty Crocker one, and this is it! I was suspicious with such a low amount of fat and it being from olive oil, but this turned out perfect. No oat bran, so I used a smaller quantity of wheat germ and added a little more flour. Added some Mixed Sweet Spice too. Perfect!
  5. Yummy!!! We made these into muffins (the recipe made 15 regular size muffins) and baked at 350 for 16 minutes. We left out the walnuts (personal preference), used 1% cow milk (what we had on hand) and added tiny semi-sweet chocolate chips. They are wonderful hot out of the oven, and make a perfect breakfast or snack. Thanks, Terry!!


  1. For muffins: -use 2 eggs. -replace vanilla with 1 tsp cinnamon -replace almond milk with Greek yogurt -replace walnuts with pecans. Add cinnamon to flour mixture, holding out nuts to add last. Otherwise, mix as instructed. Fill 12 muffin tins and top with 1-2 tsp streusel (see below). Bake at 450 for 8 minutes; reduce heat to 350 and bake 10 minutes more. For streusel: add to food processor 2 tbsp each of oats and nuts; 1/2 tsp each of stevia, cinnamon and olive oil. Pulse 2-3 times until course crumbs form.
    • Review photo by Christina H.
  2. A couple of changes for items on hand/subbed: I didn't have oat bran and wanted to boost protein and add texture, so I subbed a scoop of vanilla protein powder (reduced vanilla to 1 tsp) and old fashioned oatmeal to equal 3/4 c. I didn't have walnuts (and am not a fan) so I subbed leftover ground pistachio. Subbed 1% milk. All else was the same and the loaf turned out great, although a bit too sweet for me--holy honey, that's A LOT! I will definitely reduce the honey next time! Thanks!



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