Oatmeal Banana Nut Bread

Oatmeal Banana Nut Bread

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"This is the best banana nut bread I have ever made! So full of flavor. I double the recipe and give it as gifts. Everyone seems to appreciate it."

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 255 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the banana and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat into creamed mixture. Stir in oats and nuts. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
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Debbie from Annapolis

Hello! I was looking for a good banana nut bread recipe to make to give as Christmas gifts along with a Yankee Banana Nut Bread candle. This recipe is fantastic. The bread is wonderful and is very attractive to wrap in cellophane and give in a gift bag. I tweeked the recipe a little, at the suggestion of some other readers. I used 1 1/2 cup of RIPE bananas. I also added 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the batter. As a finishing touch, I mixed a tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of sugar and about 1/4 cup of oatmeal flakes and then sprinkled them on the top. It is delicious and moist!


Really good, classic banana nut bread taste. Use lots of extra banana, especially if you are generous with the nuts - they seem to cut a little of the banana-ness from the flavor (I doubled the recipe and poured the first loaf without nuts before adding them to the batter for the second loaf. The no-nut version, although the very same batter, was much more banana-ier!). I also followed the suggestion of an earlier reviewer and sprinkled the batter with extra oatmeal before baking - what a pretty touch! We will definitely use this recipe again.


I had some left-over banana's from Christmas and wanted to try a new recipe. My old recipe turned out a dense, drier type of loaf that usually ended up too brown and too crumbly. I surfed onto this recipe and gave it a shot. WOW! This is an awesome bread! I love the texture as well as the taste. The addition of the oats is a big plus too. I added a bit (1/4 tsp.) of cinnamon to my batter, and topped it with a brown sugar/oats/cinnamon struesel type of topping. It turned out great, and I am making another loaf in the morning! I would highly recommend this recipe to anyone. It is quick, easy, and sensational. Thanks for the recipe and God bless!