There is something about banana bread that is so satisfying! It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and it’s got that delicious banana flavor! Warm out of the oven, it is absolutely to die for!
I’m so excited to share my oat flour banana bread recipe with you! I make this stuff at least 1-2 times a month, and we enjoy it for snacks, part of breakfast, or as a mid-afternoon pick me up. It is gluten free, moist, delicious, and easy to make! Due to the oat flour and bananas in this, there’s a whole bunch of great health benefits that this holds. Some of these are as follows:
- Helps prevent diabetes
- Boosts the immune system
- High in fiber
- Good for the digestive system
- Rich in protein and good carbohydrates
- Prevents certain types of cancer
- Lowers cholesterol
- Rich in vitamin C, Folate, Riboflavin, Copper, Pottasium, and Magnesium
- May help to regulate blood sugar levels
- Good for digestive health
- Good for the heart
- High in antioxidants
- When unripe, bananas can help with insulin sensitivity
- Good for kidney health
- Great for exercise recovery
Yup! All those benefits in this scrumptious loaf of bread! Also, side note before we get to this recipe. If you don’t have oat flour on hand, you can easily make your own. Simply place oats in a food processor, and process on high until a fine flour is formed. This recipe calls for 2 3/4 cups of oat flour. If making your own, this is equivalent to 3 cups of oats put into a food processor and processed. Okay, let’s get to it!
GLUTEN FREE OAT FLOUR BANANA BREAD
- 2 3/4 cups oat flour
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder (aluminum free)
- 3 large ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a bread pan with parchment paper and spray with olive oil or coconut oil. Set aside.
2.) Sift the oat flour, cinnamon, sea salt, baking soda, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
3.) In another large mixing bowl, mash the 3 bananas with a fork until creamy. Whisk in the maple syrup, egg, and almond milk. Stir until completely combined.
4.) Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir to combine completely. Let the mixture sit for 5-7 minutes.
5.) Use a spatula to transfer the mixture to the prepared bread pan.
6.) Place in the preheated oven, and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
7.) Remove from the pan, and allow the bread to cool on the counter for a couple of hours. If you can’t wait that long – it’s okay, but waiting will make the bread cut more easily without crumbling.
8.) Once cooled, cut into slices, and serve.
Yummers! Enjoy! 😊