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Oatmeal Banana Bread

Fair warning; there are some recipes you share because the food LOOKS delicious and then there are some recipes where the food IS delicious – this is the second one. Do you know how hard it is to make mashed banana batter look pretty?! Okay, you’ve been warned; let’s do this.

banana bread oatmeal recipe

It’s another cold morning here, and there’s nothing I love more than a warm cup of coffee and a pastry on cold, weekend mornings. I just re-committed myself to sticking with my newest fitness program and meal plan, no matter what, so pastries are out of the question. Or are they?

When I think of the word pastry, I automatically envision an adorable coffee shop, a huge cinnamon roll, and a pair of pants that can be pulled up over my stomach after eating said cinnamon roll. Is that what you think of too? Don’t get me wrong, I loveeeee cinnamon rolls, and adorable coffee shops are my jam, but this is go time, and Spring Break is 40 days away. But there’s no reason I can’t have a healthy pastry at home?! The best part is that there’s no pants required. BOOM.

banana bread

I knew I was going to make these a few days ago, so I went to the store to get ripe bananas. We’re probably the only household that doesn’t have bananas going bad; my hubby eats them like they’re going out of style. Luckily, a lot of grocery stores sell ripe bananas at a discount, which is perfect for this recipe.

Cashew Butter Recipe

Also, this cashew butter is life. While aimlessly strolling through Costco last week, I saw this huge jar with a price tag of $2.97 – whattttt?! Nut butter is expensive, and even though cashew butter didn’t sound that good to me, I bought it anyway, because $3 is basically free. I was dreading trying it because I just couldn’t imagine it being good – and I was completely and 100% wrong. It’s delicious. Like SO so yum. So I went back to Costco and 2 more jars – I swear I’m not a hoarder. Try it, y’all.

Banana Bread Oats Recipe

These┬ácan be cut into 6 or 9 squares – my original plan was to make 9, but then I cut a line down the center of the pan without thinking, so we ended up with 6 large squares instead. If you’re making them for kiddos, you probably want to do the smaller squares because these babies are dense and pretty filling.

Healthy Banana Bread

And puhhhhlease – warm them up! They’re good at room temperature, but they’re even better warm. Happy weekend!

 

 

Oatmeal Banana Bread

Oatmeal Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1.5 cups oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 2 T pure maple syrup or raw honey (or 1 T liquid stevia)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well
  3. In a separate (larger) bowl, combine all wet ingredients and mix well
  4. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until combined
  5. Spray a brownie pan with coconut oil spray, and wipe with a paper towel to ensure it's evenly distributed
  6. Pour mixture into pan and move around until distributed evenly
  7. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown
  8. Cut into 8 equal squares and serve warm!
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