Ready to make your own banana bread? Get this short and sweet recipe with a nutrient-dense twist.
Do you love banana bread?
With more fiber, protein and healthy fats versus traditional banana bread, this balanced, nutrient-dense version is perfect for breakfast or as a snack. Making your own just got a whole lot easier with this Omega-Rich Oat Banana Bread recipe.
It only takes 10 minutes to prep the banana bread, plus an hour to bake.
The ingredients in this banana bread also happens to be dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, and plant-powered with oats, bananas, avocado, flax meal and pure maple syrup, so vegans can enjoy it too!
All of this plant-based goodness provides a whopping 5 grams of fiber per slice! By adding hemp seeds, you also get a higher dose of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. Without proper planning, many vegans fall short of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for cardiovascular and brain health.
This banana bread is also lower in added table sugar since the primary sugar sources are from bananas and date sugar, which also boost the fiber content. A diet rich in fiber is key to keeping our gut healthy and providing better blood sugar management. So feel free to enjoy this banana bread for breakfast without the mid-morning sugar crash!
To make sure the bread is sweet enough, use really ripe bananas; the browner the better. A quick way to ripen your bananas is to place them in a brown paper bag, tightly close the bag and store in a dark place for 2-3 days.
Lastly, you can find date sugar, which is simply dehydrated, ground dates, at most health foods stores or online. If you don’t have date sugar, you can use brown sugar, however brown sugar does not contain fiber, so you’ll lose some of the nutritional benefit of the original recipe.
- 1.5 cup old fashion oats, ground (use gluten free oats if necessary)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tablespoons raw hemp seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup date sugar
- 1 tablespoons flax meal
- 2.5 tablespoons water
- 3 medium bananas, ripe
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 small avocado
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup walnuts, crushed
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Basheerah Enahora, MBA, MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian based in Charlotte, NC with a private practice focused on helping women look past their weight as a measure of success and embrace a holistic, nourishing lifestyle. She empowers women to create embrace a better life by replacing neglect, shame, and negativity around food with self-love and proper nourishment. Learn more about Basheerah at BE Nutrition.