Healthy Oat & Almond Butter Banana Bread
Updated: Dec 31, 2020
Makes 1 Loaf
If you're looking for a banana bread that you can scoff down without too much guilt, then I got you. I've tweaked this recipe over the last few months to make it quicker and easier each time. Fancy is fun sometimes, but since I make this all the time, I wanted something that was as hassle-free as possible.
Aside from the baking time being about 1 hour, the actually prep takes a solid 5-10 minutes, and everything goes in one bowl. What could be simpler?
I simply blend up rolled oats to make my oat flour and it takes about 2 minutes in my nutribullet to do so.
If you want to make the bread sweeter, pour in half the batter, swirl a few tablespoons of raw sugar mixture through, then pour the rest of the batter on top. This way you get pops of sweetness throughout.
I haven't tried to make this vegan yet, but if you have an egg replacer you find works, then give it a go - it should be quite a forgiving recipe.
The top won't stay crunchy once covered, as the loaf will begin to 'sweat'. It still tastes great, but I would advise popping a slice in the microwave before eating it the next day.
3 overripe bananas, mashed
2 tablespoons of almond butter
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup of almond milk
1 and 1/2 cups of oat flour or wholemeal flour
1/2 a cup of self-raising flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
6 tablespoons of coconut or raw sugar
1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Preheat your oven to 180℃.
Whisk together the mashed bananas, egg, almond butter, vanilla, and honey/maple syrup. Pour in the almond milk and whisk until fully incorporated.
Sprinkle the flour, baking soda, and salt over the wet mixture. Mix the dry ingredients in until fully incorporated.
In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon powder.
Rub your coconut oil over the inside of a bread pan (approx. 30cm by 8cm). Pour in your banana bread batter. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture over the top of the batter.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
Serve with some butter and honey and enjoy!!