Healthy Oats Chocolate Banana is an eggless, chewy, healthy, and delicious Banana Bread recipe. This is made with Old fashioned rolled Oats, Chocolate Chips, and ripe bananas. It's basically preparing a lumpy, cakey batter with mashed bananas, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and some rolled oats and then baking it in a loaf tin at 350F for 40-minutes.
I know you guys love the combination of banana and chocolate. My popular blog about Banana Chocolate Chip Bread is a living example of that. In fact, it's one of the most popular combinations in this world. But, when we get oats into the mix we take the recipe a notch higher. We rise above the scale-up of health. And, I personally like oats because it gives a chewy texture to my cakes, cookies or bread.
So, today I decided to use Banana, Oatmeal and some Chocolate Chips to make a Bread. Earlier I have worked separately with Banana and Chocolate such as in this Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and this Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Same goes with Oats - such as this Oatmeal Chocolate chip Cookies and this Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
But, today was the first time when I was going to use oatmeal along with bananas and chocolate. I wasn't sure how it would turn out unless I baked it and tasted it. It was seriously good. I can guarantee you that your family will be loving this recipe.
So, Let's Make Oats Chocolate Banana Bread
Unlike all my baking recipes, this recipe doesn't need butter. I have used vegetable oil for this recipe. In my opinion, vegetable oil adds a lot more moisture to the bread. Hence, just for this recipe, I suggest you use oil.
Once we have added our oil, we add some light brown sugar into the mix. I generally prefer brown sugar for my recipes because of two reasons - a) I just love the smell of brown sugar. b) Brown sugar gives a gorgeous caramelized flavor which is not too sweet. In case you don't have brown sugar at home at the moment, you can use icing sugar or granulated sugar in the same measurement.
I have used a hand blender to mix them. You can use a stand mixer if you got one. Let's mix them real nice for a minute. Shall we? Let's go round and round around the bowl. Perhaps sing a song while you do that! PS: That's my secret of keeping myself happy while I bake. Happier me results in better cake!
Now you can grab one egg. Crack it open and add it into the mix. If you have been following my blog, then you know that I'm not a fan of an egg. So, I use a combination of Yogurt and Vinegar. I can sense the eyebrows rising. Well, trust me for once. Go with my recipe. I promise you, you will forget about eggs.
Once we have added all that, we can use some vanilla essence. I love vanilla essence. It's so fragrant and just the perfect addition for all our baking items.
Now, give all of this a nice stir. Into this add mashed bananas. As you add the bananas your batter will be moist and lumpy. Now's the time when you add today's popular ingredient - ground old-fashioned oats, our good old friend - All-Purpose flour, our chocolaty buddy - cocoa powder, and the two inseparable baking twins - Baking soda and Baking Powder.
Mix all of them and your batter is almost ready. Wondering why I said almost? Well, how can we forget our little friends called - chocolate chips? So, let's grab a handful of dark unsweetened chocolate chips and add them to the mix. And, that's it. Our batter is ready! We can pop it into the oven and it will get back to us all happy, fluffy, cakey, bready.
I prefer lining my loaf tin with parchment paper since it helps in the cleanup. So, you can do that if you want. Or else you can simply grease your loaf tin with cooking spray/butter/oil and pour your batter.
To add a little design and creativity I have sliced the banana vertically and placed them on the top. Also, since we all love chocolate chips so I have added them and some oats on the top to get that grainy, chocolaty feel for my bread.
And, that's it. I put it in the oven at 180C or 350F for 20-minutes. I checked with a toothpick by inserting it in the center. And, it came out clean. So, that was it. Your healthy Oats Chocolate Banana Bread! But, yes, when my bread was done. I gave it some time to cool down and come to room temperature. That extra time that you give to your bread makes it become much softer, better, and cakier for you.
Is this bread Freezer Friendly?
Yes, I would never eat up such a lovely recipe in a single day. So, just wrap it with a plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge and it would stay fine up to a week. But, do not keep it open. Keeping it open will soak up all the moisture and make it dry.
Should we use Butter or Vegetable Oil for this recipe?
In my opinion vegetable oil. But, you can also use butter. But make sure that butter is at room temperature. Both vegetable oil and butter is an excellent choice for this recipe. But, people generally prefer butter because of that creamier texture. However, I like oil for the moisture it provides.
And, let's check out the printable recipe below.
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Oats Chocolate Banana Bread
- 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tablespoon Yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
- 1 Cup AP Flour
- ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 tablespoon Cornflour
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 3 qts Ripe Bananas
- ¼ Cup Unsweetened Chocolate Chips
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 F or 180 C and line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Cream the sugar and oil and to it add the Yogurt, White Vinegar, and Vanilla Essence. Mix well.
- Add the Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Cornflour, and mix well.
- To this mix add 2 ripe bananas and mix well using a fork.
- Finally, add the Chocolate Chips and Rolled Oats to it and mix well.
- Place the Banana Bread batter in the bread baking pan and place two half of bananas on top. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top and bake it for 40 minutes at 350 F or 220 C. Allow it to sit in the hot oven for an additional 10 minutes before you get the bread out for cooling.
- The two half banans on top are purely for decoration purposes. You can skip it if you wish to.
- If you add the two half of bananas, cut the banana into half from the top and place it in a criss-cross pattern on top of the bread batter. Use your fingers to dip it in slightly and make a swirl.
- Yogurt + White Vinegar is a replacement for eggs. If you are using eggs use 3 eggs in its place.
- I have used old fashioned Oats. You can use any Oats you have at home.
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