Just 5 ingredients to make this healthy loaf of banana bread that’s moist, oaty and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
I promise I’m not going all gluten-free on y’all over here, but my mom recently eliminated gluten from her diet to see if she has an allergy to it that might be causing some skin irritations, which inspired me to create a few more flourless baking recipes that I can bake for people who don’t or can’t eat gluten. I’ll probably never go gluten-free myself unless I have to for medical reasons, but if I had to, I know I’d survive. There are so many great recipes and products out there that allow you to enjoy baked goodies even if you can’t have gluten. But I can’t imagine a life without glutenous breads, cookies, donuts, etc.! 😉
So it got me thinking what are some classics that need to be reinvented so that those who don’t eat gluten can still enjoy them? Banana bread came to mind. It’s a breakfast favorite!
I kept this recipe so simple that anyone can successfully bake it and so healthy you’d never believe it by how great it still tastes. Just 5 ingredients! And ones that you probably always have on hand: oatmeal, bananas, eggs, maple syrup and baking soda. That’s it, y’all! You just blend all of the ingredients together in your blender, pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
It’s one of those recipes I can bake amidst the craziness of a weekday morning and we can enjoy it warm right out of the oven before rushing out the door for the day. It’s also great the next day and the next as the sugars in the bananas continue to release and make the bread even moister and sweeter. Yum! Yum!
I LOVE the texture of this loaf! It’s super moist yet still has a hearty oaty texture from the ground oats. Maple syrup and ripe bananas act as the sweeteners and are one of my favorite flavor combos. Have you ever dipped banana slices in a little maple syrup as a snack?! So delicioso!
You’ll fall in love with how easy this loaf is to bake and how great you can feel about eating it often for breakfast or a snack. I have the recipe memorized to where I can actually have it in the oven before my coffee even finishes brewing in the morning. That’s my kind of recipe, y’all! Hope you enjoy it too!
- 3 medium ripe bananas
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 9x5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and well combined. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. (Garnish the top of the batter with thinly sliced banana, if desired) Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let loaf cool completely in loaf pan. Store bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator.