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Healthy 5 Ingredient Banana Oat Bread (Easy Recipe)

Healthy 5 Ingredient Banana Oat Bread (Easy Recipe)
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This easy recipe for 5 ingredient banana bread is made with healthy sprouted oats, sweetly ripened bananas, and protein-packed eggs. These simple ingredients combine to create a deliciously moist banana bread that is gluten free and made without added sweetener!

Banana bread has always been my go-to method for using up overripe bananas, but when you are avoiding wheat products and sugar you have to get creative. Many banana bread recipes are more of a super-sweet dessert than a nourishing food. This healthy banana bread recipe on the other hand makes a healthy, hearty loaf!

This Easy Banana Bread Recipe Is:

Healthy

This recipe uses sprouted oats instead of flour so you can skip the gluten. With no added sweetener, it is much lower in sugar than many other banana bread recipes. The eggs in this recipe provide protein and healthy fats that make this banana bread more macronutrient balanced.

Easy

With only 5 ingredients, this simple banana bread recipe is very simple to make. You just have to grind up the oats, mash the bananas, crack the eggs, mix it all up – and bake! 

Delicious

The bananas in this recipe makes this bread nice and moist, and gives it the perfect amount of sweetness. Add some butter on a warm slice, and you have perfection!

Why Sprouted Oats? 

Grains can be very hard on the gut and on overall health, which is why so many people nowadays are switching to diets that are grain-free. While limiting grains is usually a good idea, there are traditional methods of preparing grains that can help mitigate the negative affects of grains – and even increase the nutrient bioavailability – for when you do decide to enjoy some grains!

Grains contain anti-nutrients such as phytates and tannins that can be harmful to our health by limiting the absorption of other nutrients and being difficult to digest. By particular ways of preparation such as soaking, fermenting, and sprouting, you can reduce these anti-nutrients and make them better for you! By buying oats that are already sprouted you can use them the same way you would use regular rolled oats. You can find these sprouted oats online (see the link at the bottom of this post) and at many grocery stores (they are a great deal at Costco)! 

Pasture Raised Eggs

Eggs are a packed full of healthy protein and fats, making them such a great food to include in your diet. Keep in mind the phrase “you are what you eat”…what do chickens eat if they have no access to pasture? Usually feed with with high levels of soy and corn. So if a chicken eats a lot of soy, has limited access to bugs, and has limited access to sunshine, this impacts the nutrients that end up in the egg. The best option of course is to get your own chickens, giving them plenty of access to sunlight and earth with bugs and plants! If that’s not an option for you now, make sure to purchase eggs that are “Pasture Raised”. Even better if you can find soy free, and even corn free eggs!

Organic Bananas

Eating organic produce is an important way to help limit our exposure to toxins like pesticides. The great thing about bananas is that they are cheap, whether buying organic or conventional. This makes it a cheap and easy swap when choosing to buy organic!

Microplastic Free Salt

Salt from the ocean (Sea Salt) often contains very small particles of plastics that are in the ocean. By purchasing a tested microplastic free salt, you are reducing your exposure to microplastics. Microplastics can effect our health in many ways, even affecting our hormones! I like to buy this salt in bulk, it saves our family quite a lot of money purchasing it this way. See the link at the bottom of this post for the salt we buy!

How Ripe Should the Bananas Be?

If your bananas aren’t very ripe, your bread will not be as sweet and flavorful. As a recipe without added sugar, it’s important that the bananas are very ripe in order to have a good flavor. Unripe bananas will make your banana bread bland, and maybe even bitter! Plus, they won’t “mash” very well, so the ingredients won’t combine as well to form a batter. So if you have some bananas on hand and want to make banana bread, make sure to wait until they are a bit overripe. It’s worth the wait!

How to Make Banana Oat Bread with Just 5 Ingredients:

Step 1

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Step 2

Begin by adding oats, baking soda, and salt to a high speed blender. Blend until a flour has formed. 

Step 3

Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl with a potato masher or fork. 

Step 4

Add eggs to mashed banana and combine.

Step 5

Add dry ingredients (oat flour mixture) to wet ingredients (egg and banana mixture). Combine well. 

Step 6

Line a bread pan or 8×8 cast iron skillet with parchment paper, then add batter and spread evenly if needed. 

Step 7

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting into the bread. 

Step 8

Remove from oven and let rest in the pan 30 minutes before slicing.

Slice and serve topped with lots of grass fed butter, and a glass of raw milk on the side!

When to Eat Banana Bread

Banana oatmeal bread goes great with breakfast! Although there are eggs in this recipe, ideally you would still have some protein alongside a slice or two. Since this bread has no fat in the recipe, make sure to enjoy your slice with healthy grass fed butter or other healthy fats. 

Some Meal Ideas with Banana Bread:

Breakfast

2 Slices of banana bread with grass fed butter, pasture raised eggs, and a glass of raw milk is a perfect way to enjoy this healthy treat!

Healthy Snack or Lunch

2 slices of banana bread with grass fed butter, and a side of homemade skyr yogurt topped with raw honey. Skyr is a great source of protein and would go great with banana bread for a filling lunch or snack!

Healthy Dessert

After a healthy meal including high quality protein and fats, enjoy a couple of slices covered in grass fed butter with some warm gelatin honey-milk for dessert! One scoop of gelatin usually has 10 grams of protein and is a great way to add protein to warm beverages. For a little added sweetness, you can top your buttered oatmeal banana bread with coconut sugar, organic raw brown sugar, or pure maple syrup! Add a dash of cinnamon for an added flavor.  

All this talk of banana bread topped with butter has my mouth watering!

So next time you are planning on making a loaf of banana bread, instead of making a traditional banana bread recipe try this different recipe (that is much healthier)!

What is your favorite way to enjoy a slice of banana bread? Let me know in the comments!

Healthy 5 Ingredient Banana Oat Bread (Easy Recipe)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Snack

Equipment

  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 high speed blender
  • 1 potato masher or fork for mashing
  • 1 whisk or fork for mixing
  • 1 standard size loaf pan or 8 inch cast iron skillet
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients
  

  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups sprouted oats

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Begin by adding oats, baking soda, and salt to a a high speed blender. Blend until a flour has formed.
  • Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl with a potato masher or fork.
  • Add eggs to mashed banana and combine
  • Add dry ingredients (oat flour mixture) to wet ingredients (egg and banana mixture). Combine well.
  • Line a bread pan or 8×8 cast iron skillet with parchment paper, then add batter and spread evenly if needed.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting into the bread.
  • Remove from oven and let rest in pan 30 minutes before slicing

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