If I’m being perfectly honest, I must admit that my day to day eating habits are pretty healthy. Because I’m a vegetarian, I eat according to the vegetarian food guide and am constantly consuming tons of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, soy, nuts and seeds. I have a soft spot for chocolate, and sweets in general, but I don’t binge on these foods when I’m by myself. When I’m baking for myself I tend to bake healthy foods – such as Light and Lemony Poppyseed Bread, Energy-Packed Granola Bars, and this oatmeal banana bread.

This bread is packed full of fiber filled oats, and yummy ripe bananas. As you may have noticed, I love making muffins and breads with bananas. They are so tasty, and easy to bake.

So I hope you’re ready to get bakin’. This bread freezes so well. You just slice it, and then wrap it up individually. Perfect.

Begin by stirring together dry ingredients, including the oats and cinnamon. Look at those yummy oats!

In a smaller bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. Add oil and whole egg and mix thoroughly. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Batter will be fairly thick.

In a medium sized bowl, with an electric hand mixer, beat the egg whites until medium stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter in three additions. Pour batter into pan and bake until top of loaf is firm to touch, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes.

Flip out and cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes. Slice loaf into 8 equally sized slices

I got this awesome recipe from Joy the Baker. It makes 1 loaf. Cut it into 8 slices for 4 weight watchers points per slice.

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp  salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp canola oil
1 large egg, beaten
2 medium egg whites, beaten
3 large bananas, ripe
1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned oats

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients including the oats and cinnamon.
2. In a smaller bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. Add oil and whole egg and mix thoroughly.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Batter will be fairly thick.
4. In a medium sized bowl, with an electric hand mixer, beat the egg whites until medium stiff peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the batter in three additions.
5. Pour batter into pan and bake until top of loaf is firm to touch, 45 to 50 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Flip out and cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes. Slice loaf into 8 equally sized slices

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13 Responses to Oat-tastic Low Fat Banana Bread

  1. That bread looks delicious. Yum!

  2. Katherine says:

    YUM! Healthly…delicious….can’t beat that 😉 Thanks!

  3. Lauren says:

    Gorgeous banana oat bread – two of my favorite foods in one baked good!

  4. Nanny says:

    Hope to try this today as I have the bananas. Looks and I bet it smells and tastes like two pieces. <3

  5. Nanny says:

    This banana bread has to be the best. I made it this afternoon and the three of us really LOVED it , even you know who 🙂 This is one banana bread I will certainly make again. Hugs.

  6. Mary says:

    This looks amazingly good. I found your blog by chance and had planned only to say hello before moving on. I began to read your earlier posts an stayed way longer than I had intended. I really like what you are doing here and will be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  7. YUM! Banana bread is hands down one of the best comfort foods ever…especially when smothered in butter 😉 Better yet…peanut butter! I guess I’m taking away from the “low fat-ness,” huh? haha.

  8. Lisa says:

    wooo, wholesome and delicious!
    this would be a great thing to eat to ‘refuel’ after a workout.

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