Banana-Oatmeal Bread
65 mins (prep 10, cooking 55)
12 ingredients
12 servings
I love bananas and oatmeal, so when I saw this in the September 2004 issue of Cooking Light, I just knew I had to make it! I wasn't at all disappointed. The oatmeal makes it hearty and somewhat chewy, while the bananas and buttermilk make it sweet and moist - yet it is not as sweet or sticky-moist as some other banana breads I've had. This makes a smaller loaf than some recipes. I made 2 mini-loaves instead of one large one, and they were done in 30-35 minutes. EDITED to mention- Since I posted this recipe, I've made it several times. It has become THE banana bread recipe for this household, and when I give it as gifts it never fails to receive compliments. It is extremely versatile also. I have made it with yogurt in place of buttermilk, walnut oil for the vegetable oil, and I have cut back the sugar and added cinnamon as a couple reviewers suggested. This last time I made an eggless version by substituting 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed + 6 Tablespoons water for the eggs. (I think next time I will try a vegan version by also replacing the buttermilk with soymilk.) Every time it has turned out perfect!

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Serving Size (47.04 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 165.98 Calories from Fat 53.46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.94g 109.74%
Saturated Fat 0.64g 38.3%
Trans Fat 0.13g %
Cholesterol 0.75mg 2.99%
Sodium 146.04mg 73.02%
Total Carbohydrate 28.7g 114.81%
Dietary Fiber 2.51 g 120.64%
Sugars 13.92 g %
Protein 3.22g 77.22%
Vitamin A 12.58IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 50.3mg% Iron 0.93mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
mashed banana