Blender Banana Bread

Healthy Blender Banana Bread – Whole Grain & Gluten Free!

Nothin’ beats banana bread for breakfast. It’s like dessert for breakfast! Sweet, comforting, and simple to grab and go on busy mornings. And now, it’s even easier to enjoy your favorite, bread-y treat as a healthy breakfast—with this whole grain, gluten free, guilt free BLENDER banana bread recipe!

Traditional banana bread recipes ask you to pull out the bowls and whisks and make a mess in the kitchen. But, not with this blender banana bread! Just pop your batter ingredients into the blender and blend it on up. It has all of the deliciousness of the traditional banana bread you know and love, but with a nutritious boost! Plus, it’s the perfect, easy meal prep breakfast.

Blender Banana Bread vs. Traditional

Instead of refined grains, my gluten free blender banana bread is made with rolled oats. In the blender, those oats will pulverize into a simple, homemade whole grain flour that’s way cheaper than buying premade oat flour. And, the lighter, less dense texture of oat flour in comparison to all-purpose or whole wheat flour makes this blender banana bread scrumptiously light and fluffy. If you use certified gluten free oats, you’ve got a GLUTEN FREE blender banana bread!

Even if you’re not sensitive to or intolerant of gluten, oats are still a great, nutritious choice for baked goods. Traditional flours are highly refined, meaning most of the nutrients are stripped from the grains. Even many ‘whole wheat’ flours are refined!  And, our bodies digest those refined carbs very quickly, leading to large blood sugar and insulin spikes. But, using a whole grain option—like the oats in this blender banana bread—means you’re getting slower digesting and more nutritious carbs that your body will appreciate!

Ripe Bananas Turn this Breakfast into Dessert

The best thing about this blender banana bread? The bananas, of course. But, for the sweetest, tastiest bread, be sure to use VERY ripe bananas! During the ripening process, the starches in green bananas convert into natural sugars, making those brown, spotty bananas super sweet. Not only are those natural sugars delicious, but they cut down on the added sugars that are needed in this blender banana bread recipe! Plus, bananas are rich in dietary fiber and essential nutrients, like vitamin C and vitamin B6. In just one slice of this blender banana bread, you get over 15% of your recommended daily fiber intake!

If you’re looking for a satisfying, easy meal prep breakfast that tastes scrumptious enough to be DESSERT, this healthy blender banana bread was made for you! Whole grain, gluten free, and SO much lower in sugar than a traditional recipe. The perfect, easy meal prep recipe for an on-the-go breakfast that will last all week!

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Blender Banana Bread

Blender Banana Bread
  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices blender banana bread

Ingredients

Blender Banana Bread:
2½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3 ripe bananas medium-sized
¼ cup maple syrup
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt

Optional Toppings:
rolled oats
pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Line an 8×4-inch loaf pan with foil and spray.
  • Blend all ingredients (besides optional toppings) in a blender or food processor.
  • Pour into loaf pan. Add optional toppings if desired.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow loaf to cool completely before removing from the pan.
  • Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container, or freeze.
  • Lasts 4-5 days in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 177
  • Sugar: 13
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 34
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 5
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