Banana Oat Bread

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 8th of July 2024

This one of my favourite fruit breads because it's so easy and quick to make. There are many ways to make this bread, but this is a more common recipe that will make a mini loaf with about 14 serving. 


  • You can used stevia to reduce the calories.
  • Make sure you use really ripe bananas. 
  • Most recipes will tell you to mash with a folk; however, I use a masher, it's much quicker. 



  • 3–4 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 400 g – 500 g peeled)
  • 1 tbsp of caster sugar or stevia
  • 100 g of oats
  • 150 g of strong wholemeal flour
  • 40 g sultanas soaked in water
  • 1 tsp ground sweet cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp of distilled vinegar
  • 140 ml of water


  • H 6 cm x W 11 cm x D 21 cm loaf tin
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring spoons 
  • Spatula 


  1. Peel the bananas, break them up into small pieces and put in the bowl.  Mash the bananas. 
  2. Weigh out both the flour and oats in a large mixing bowl. Add the baking powder, sugar and spices.  Mix with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the water and combine into a sloppy dough with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the sultanas and mix. 
  5. Preheat the oven to 170 °C and grease the tin.
  6. Place on the lower middle shelf of the oven and bake for about 55 – 60 mins. 
  7. When ready, test with a cake tester.  If the cake tester is clean, leave to cool for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.  Leave to cool completely, about 40 minutes.

Break banana into small pieces.

Mash the banana.

Mix in the sultanas and mashed banana.

Pour into a greased small loaf tin.


I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.



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