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Banana Oatmeal Bread

The warm weather caught me by surprise and led to a couple of bananas turning over ripe quickly. I made a comforting loaf of quick bread rich with bananas and applesauce, low on fat and high in fiber. It was a nice loaf, not overly sweet, perfect with a little butter on top.

Banana Oatmeal Bread


  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower oil or vegetable oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed (about ¾ cup)
  • 6 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats


Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a glass loaf pan with cooking spray.

Whisk the flours through baking powder in a large mixing bowl.

Whisk the oil through vanilla in a small bowl, add to the wet and stir till mixed, stir in the oats.

Spread into the prepared pan, bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until a knife comes out clean in the center. Let cool for 10 minutes, turn out onto a cooling rack, slice when cool.

Store tightly wrapped.

Makes 1 loaf.


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