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banana bread, oatmeal banana bread, breakfast bread

Oatmeal Banana Bread

  • Author: Browned Butter Blondie
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


This easy, make-ahead banana bread is loaded with potassium rich bananas and the rolled oats give it a hearty, sturdy texture. This breakfast bread is the perfect, not-too-sweet treat for those busy, on the go mornings.


  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed with fork
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats, plus 2-3 TBSP for topping
  • 1 TBSP turbinado sugar for topping
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease bottom of 8 x 4 inch loaf pan
  3. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light
  4. Add eggs, beat well
  5. Stir in mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla
  6. Blend well
  7. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt
  8. Add flour mixture to sugar/butter mixture and stir until just combined
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan
  10. Sprinkle top with remaining rolled oats and turbinado sugar
  11. Bake 50-60 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean
  12. Cover with foil if top of bread is browning too quickly
  13. Cool on a cooling rack 15 minutes before removing from pan
  14. Slice and serve warm


Wrap tightly and store at room temperature or refrigerate