This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is the perfect comforting and hearty banana bread recipe. Make this gluten free loaf with oat flour, bananas and, of course, chocolate chips.
Hearty oatmeal banana bread with chocolate chips
This gluten free banana bread is super easy to make and is so comforting. It is naturally gluten free because it is made with oat flour.
Mix the rolled oats with mashed bananas and a few other ingredients to make a healthy and delicious oatmeal banana bread. I love to serve a slice of this warm for breakfast with a cup of coffee.
What is oat flour? Can I make oat flour at home?
Oat flour is just rolled oats that have been ground down into flour. You can buy oat flour at the grocery store or make it at home from rolled oats.
To make your own oat flour at home put rolled oats in a blender and blend. Bled until a smooth flour remains.
Then you can use your homemade oat flour to make this oatmeal banana bread or other oat based recipes! Try these other recipes made with oat flour!
What if my bananas aren’t ripe? You can ripen bananas in the oven!
There is nothing worse than waiting for your bananas to ripen so that you can make a loaf of banana bread. Luckily there is a trick that will help you get ripe bananas in 15 minutes.
To ripen bananas quickly, preheat your oven to 300F and place bananas in their peel on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-20 minutes at 300F and remove from the oven as soon as the peel turns black.
Allow the bananas to cool slightly. Then, peel the bananas and use them in your recipe!
What kitchen tools will I need to make this oat flour banana bread?
What ingredients will I need to make this healthy oatmeal banana bread?
You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread with a few basic ingredients that you have at home.
- Vegetable oil
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Oat flour – You can make your own in the blender with rolled oats
- Rolled oats
- Chocolate chips
Let’s make some Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!
Step 1: Prepare batter
To begin, preheat the oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease with oil. Then, mash the ripe bananas in a large bowl with a potato mashed or the back of a fork.
Then, fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients and fold in chocolate chips.
Step 2: Pour into loaf pan
Next, pour the batter into the loaf pan. Top with additional chocolate chips, oats, and a sprinkle of sugar to get a glistening top.
Step 3: Bake and cool
Then, place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Allow the loaf to cool completely and then slice into slices and enjoy!
Step 4: Enjoy!
Can I make this chocolate chip oatmeal banana bread into muffins instead of a loaf?
Yes! It is so easy to make these into little oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread muffins. Just follow the recipe to make the batter. Then, pour into lined muffins tins and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
How should I store this oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread?
I personally store this banana bread in the refrigerator. It should be good in the fridge for up to 7 days. I like to remove from the fridge and reheat each slice in the toaster oven.
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- Preheat the oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease with oil
- Mash ripe bananas in a large bowl with a potato mashed or the back of a fork
- Whisk in the eggs, oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract
- In a separate bowl combine oat flour, rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
- Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Pour into the loaf pan and top with additional chocolate chips, oats, and a sprinkle of sugar to get a glistening top
- Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes
- Allow the loaf to cool completely and then slice into slices and enjoy!
** If you want to make these into muffins, follow the directions above to make the batter and then pour into muffin cups and bake at 350F for 30 minutes