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Walnut Oatmeal Banana Bread

Tired of smoothies or cereal for breakfast? Well, today we’re switching things up with this sweet, warm Walnut Oatmeal Banana Bread. 

Walnut Oatmeal Banana Bread

Many of our clients love a decadent breakfast pastry or banana bread for those morning commutes. However, those dense breads and pastries resemble more of a cake or dessert rather than a nutritious breakfast. This Walnut Oatmeal Banana Bread offers the best of both worlds! It is a sweet start to the day, made with whole ingredients. The bananas bring a sweetness to the bread without adding tons of refined sugar.

And speaking of sugar, for this recipe, we used a small amount of brown sugar, but if your sweet tooth isn’t really that sweet, you can make it without the sugar. I’ve made it both ways, and they both work beautifully. The walnuts bring a dose of healthy fats and protein. When paired with a hard-boiled egg, yogurt, or some nut butter, it becomes a well-rounded and satisfying breakfast. Now you can have your cake (or I guess, banana bread) and eat it too.

Walnut Oatmeal Banana Bread

Let’s get to baking. Begin by preheating the oven to 350F. In a bowl, mix the oat flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and baking soda together and then add the wet ingredients to the bowl: 2 ripe bananas, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and almond milk. Using a hand mixer, mix everything together until a consistent texture has been reached. If you don’t have a hand mixer, alternatively you can blend the 2 bananas, vanilla extract, coconut oil and almond milk together, and then add the dry ingredients and continue blending until a consistent texture is reached.

Pour the batter into a mini loaf pan, top with the chopped walnuts, and slice your remaining banana in half, lengthwise. Next, press the banana halves into the top of the batter, and pop into the oven for about 50 minutes. Once the banana bread has cooled, portion the loaf into 6 slices. You can store this bread in the refrigerator for up to 1 week (hello meal prep). Just make sure you store it in an air-tight container. 

Lifestyle changes begin with small, sustainable switches like a Walnut Oatmeal Banana Bread for your breakfast versus a pastry or cake-like options. Does this sound like a simple, yet small change that will keep your mornings delicious and healthy? Have other healthy breakfast swaps you love? Drop a line in the comments below!

Walnut Oatmeal Banana Bread

Walnut Oatmeal Banana Bread
Serves 3
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ cups oat flour
  2. 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  3. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  4. ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  5. 3 very ripe bananas
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  8. 2 tablespoons almond milk
  9. ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. In a bowl, mix the oat flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and baking soda together
  3. Then add the wet ingredients to the bowl- 2 ripe bananas, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and almond milk
  4. Using a hand mixer, mix everything together until a consistent texture has been reached
  5. If you don’t have a hand mixer, alternatively you can blend the 2 bananas, vanilla extract, coconut oil and almond milk together, and then add the dry ingredients and continue blending until a consistent texture is reached
  6. Pour the batter into a mini loaf pan, top with the chopped walnuts, and slice your remaining banana in half, lengthwise
  7. Press the banana halves into the top of the batter, and pop into the oven for 50 minutes
  8. Once the banana bread has cooled, portion the loaf into 6 slices
  9. You can store this bread in the refrigerator for up to 1 week!
  10. Pair it with yogurt, nut butter spread, or an egg for a complete and satisfying breakfast!
Notes
  1. Yields 3 servings, 1 serving is 2 slices
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7 Comments on Walnut Oatmeal Banana Bread

  1. Anna
    May 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm (2 months ago)

    Going to try this I am not a fan of bananas what is another binding option?

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 9, 2017 at 6:07 pm (2 months ago)

      Hey! So the main ingredient here is bananas, and replacing them would make this a totally different recipe. And with baking, measurements are so specific, that I really don’t want to make any swap recc’s that end up being disastrous in the kitchen. Sorry!

      Reply
  2. foodiesquareindia
    May 11, 2017 at 10:22 am (2 months ago)

    I must try this delicious recipe at my home, looking fine and healthy.

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm (2 months ago)

      yes give it a shot! it’s super filling with a subtle sweetness

      Reply
  3. Alicia
    May 17, 2017 at 12:08 pm (1 month ago)

    Tried it! It was delicious! Thanks for a greAt recipe😋

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 17, 2017 at 8:46 pm (1 month ago)

      you’re welcome!! glad you enjoyed <3

      Reply
  4. MILDRED
    May 24, 2017 at 10:52 am (1 month ago)

    healthy

    Reply

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