This oat flour banana bread is made from nutty homemade oat flour and sweet over-ripe bananas. The result is a perfectly tender, chewy loaf packed with banana flavor. And it's gluten-free too! What are you waiting for?
It's tough to get gluten-free baked goods right. The texture is always a little off and they are just never quite as good as their conventional counterparts. This oat four banana bread breaks the mold. I am not even gluten intolerant and I'd pick it over "regular" banana bread any day.
The sweet, nutty flavor from the oat flour and the moist, chewy texture of the loaf is to die for. Banana flavor permeates every inch of this delicious, homemade quick bread. You even get the satisfaction of saying you made your own flour. It doesn't get more "from scratch" than that. Happy baking everyone!
- Why You'll Love This Gluten Free Banana Bread
- Why Make Banana Bread with Oat Flour?
- Recipe Ingredients
- How to Make Oat Flour
- How to Make Oat Flour Banana Bread
- Tips for Success
- What to Serve with Homemade Banana Bread
- Can I Make Oat Flour Banana Muffins Instead?
- How to Store Leftovers
- Can I Freeze This?
- More Oat Flour Recipes:
- Recipe Card
- Recipe Ratings & Comments
Why You'll Love This Gluten Free Banana Bread
This oat flour banana bread has been a favorite for my readers for years. Here are a some of the things that make it so love-able.
- Totally from scratch. This banana bread recipe takes "made from scratch" one step further. You are actually making your own flour. It's so satisfying.
- Unique flavor. The oat flour in this recipe imparts a nutty, subtly sweet flavor to the banana bread that you would not get from all-purpose flour.
- Chewy texture. The texture of the loaf is slightly heartier and chewier than conventional banana bread. It makes for a more satisfying snack.
- Gluten-free and still delicious. It's hard to find gluten-free alternatives to your favorite baked goods that actually hold a candle to the gluten-full versions. Not here. This oat-flour banana bread is gluten-free and, in some ways, even better than conventional banana bread.
Why Make Banana Bread with Oat Flour?
Even if you aren't gluten intolerant I highly recommend making banana bread with oat flour. Not only is it incredibly satisfying to make a quick bread out of flour that you made yourself but oat flour imparts more flavor than all-purpose flour. It also yields a unique chewy texture that is to die for. So, whether your body tolerates gluten or not, you have to give this recipe a try.
Next time try my almond flour banana bread.
Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make oat flour banana bread. Don't forget to scroll to the recipe card below for detailed measurements.
- Oat Flour - Read on to learn how to make your own from rolled oats. If you are gluten intolerant be sure to select gluten-free oats
- Unsalted Butter
- Granulated Sugar
- Eggs- Room temp
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Baking Soda
- Greek Yogurt - I like using plain or vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt. The choice is yours.
- Very Ripe Bananas - If your bananas aren't yet ripe, bake them on a baking sheet at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes, allow them to cool, and incorporate them into the recipe.
How to Make Oat Flour
Making oat flour is surprisingly easy. Simply pour rolled oats or quick-cooking oats into a food processor or a high-powered blender and process until you achieve a fine flour-like texture. The oat flour will not have the same texture as regular, all-purpose flour. It will be a little bit less fine and will have some chunks of oats in it.
How to Make Oat Flour Banana Bread
In just a few simple steps you will have a delicious loaf of gluten-free banana bread that will have you coming back for seconds and thirds. Here's how to make it. Make sure to scroll to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- Prep. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9X5 loaf pan.
- Make the oat flour. Blend the oats in a food processor or a high-powered blender until a fine flour texture is formed.
- Mix together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- Mash the bananas into the wet ingredients.
- Stir in the Greek yogurt.
- Mix in the oat flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Bake. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.
- Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes before removing it from the pan and allowing it to cool completely.
Tips for Success
Get ready to make the best banana bread recipe with oat flour you could possibly imagine. Just follow these simple tips and tricks and you'll be on your way.
- Make sure the bananas a brown enough. The browner the better here. Over-ripe bananas add sweetness and moisture to the banana bread that under-ripe or yellow bananas do not. If your bananas aren't quite ripe enough, pop them in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, let them cool, and incorporate them into the batter.
- Don't over-mix. Over-mixing the batter will end you with a tough, overly dense loaf. So, when making the batter, be sure mix only until everything is just incorporated. The batter will not be perfectly smooth and that's ok.
- Add the bananas last. Adding the bananas to the batter last ensures that you still get some good chunks of banana scattered throughout the bread.
- Brown sugar. Consider sprinkling some brown sugar on top of the loaf before baking. This will yield a sweet, crunchy top.
What to Serve with Homemade Banana Bread
A slice of homemade banana bread is a treat all on its own but that doesn't mean you can't pair it with a delicious spread, a warming beverage, or serve it as part of a full-blown brunch. Here are some ideas for you.
- With a spread. Throw a slice in the toaster and lather it with butter, nut butter, or your favorite jam.
- With a warm beverage. I love sipping on a cup of hot coffee and nibbling at a warm piece of oat flour banana bread on a lazy weekend morning.
- Brunch time. Serve this gluten-free banana bread with eggs, bacon, and maybe even a mimosa and call it brunch.
- Make it dessert. This quick bread is just sweet enough to serve as a dessert. Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream after dinner. Try my Cake Batter Golden Oreo Ice Cream and/or my Stabilized Whipped Cream.
Can I Make Oat Flour Banana Muffins Instead?
Of course, you can! My Oat Flour Banana Muffins are to die for. It's the same batter but the recipe is adapted to be baked in muffin tins. One great part about turning this oat flour banana bread into muffins is that they require much less time in the oven. Give it a try!
How to Store Leftovers
Allow the banana bread to cool completely before sealing it in an airtight container. It can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days. You can place a paper towel at the bottom of the airtight container and on top of the loaf to soak up any condensation. This will prevent the banana bread from becoming soggy.
Can I Freeze This?
You can! Allow the loaf to cook completely before sealing it in an airtight container and storing it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow the oat flour banana bread to thaw at room temperature before diving in.
More Oat Flour Recipes:
Oat flour has a beautiful, nutty flavor to it and yields baked goods that have a uniquely delicious, chewy texture. Here are a few other oat flour recipes for you to play with.Print
- 1 ¾ cups Oat Flour (225 Grams (Roughly 2 ¼ Cups Rolled Oats)), to keep Gluten Free use Gluten-Free Oats
- 4oz (½ Cup) Unsalted Butter
- 200 grams (1 Cup) Granulated Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs, at room temp.
- 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- 5oz ( Just over ½ Cup) Greek Yogurt, Plain or Vanilla
- 3 (Roughly 12oz) Very Ripe Bananas* see note
- Preheat oven to 350F/180C and grease a 9X5 loaf pan.
- In a food processor or high-powered blender add the oats and blend until a fine flour texture is formed, this will take a minute or two.
- In a large bowl mix together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the bananas and mash into the wet ingredients then stir in the Greek yogurt. Mix in oat flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes. The top should be golden brown, if you gently press the top of the bread it should bounce back right away. You could also use a toothpick to check for any wet batter.
- Let cool on a wire rack for 3o minutes before inverting out of the pan to cool completely. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
*The browner the better, to make your yellow bananas brown bake them on a baking sheet in a 350F/180C oven for 20 minutes, let cool before starting the recipe.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Snack
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: oat flour recipes, oat flour quick bread