Despite that I only buy a small bunch of bananas at a time, I still don’t always use them all by the time they get “too ripe” to eat. So this morning I made a loaf of oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread. It’s a great way to use up near death (ha) bananas and it’s so delicious. I like to add walnuts but I know not everyone is a fan, so feel free to omit them.
This bread freezes well too, you can slice it before hand and just pull a slice out of oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread when you want it. MMMM. I’ll be honest though, you might want to make two loaves if you plan to freeze any!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Ingredients needed to make oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp canola oil
3 large eggs, beaten
3 large bananas, ripe and mashed
1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Easy directions for oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
Now, I use a (affiliate) KitchenAid Stand Mixer, but you can do this by hand too. Combine your bananas, eggs and oil in your mixing bowl.
In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients (except the walnuts and chocolate chips). Slowly add the dry mixture to your wet mixture.
Once combined add the walnuts and chocolate chips. Mix until just blended then pour into your prepared pan.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Then, let your oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread sit on cooling rack for another 10 minutes before slicing.
This is my favorite oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread recipe! In fact, it’s the most popular recipe on my site! I hope you enjoy it.