Chocolate Oatmeal Banana Bread

Warning: This banana bread is DANGEROUS.  When eaten in moderation this bread is healthy and low in calories but be careful, once you’ve had one bite you’ll be tempted to eat the entire loaf so make sure you have someone share it with.  My favorite part about this bread is that it’s a great excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast. Yum!


(Makes 4 mini loaves or 1 regular loaf)

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or your preference)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 packet stevia or splenda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (use carob chips if you want to make it vegan)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients, mix thoroughly and set aside
  • In a separate bowl, mash bananas and add in the rest of the wet ingredients
  • Slowly start to incorporate dry mixture into wet, be careful not to over-mix!
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Use cooking spray to grease bread pan and bake for 45-50 minutes

I recently got a mini loaf bread pan from Home Goods and had to try it out.  If you are baking mini loaves, bake for 30 minutes.  I love this idea because these make great gifts to give to your friends, co-workers, or neighbors. And they are just so cute!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/16 of recipe (1/4 of mini loaf), Calories: 144, Calories from Fat: 21, Total Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 226 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 29g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 12g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 1%, Vitamin C: 3%, Calcium: 6%, Iron: 7%

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