Banana Bread

Super Moist Banana Bread

This oaty almond banana bread can be a breakfast staple. It’s super moist and perfect for a breakfast on the run or even for dessert. With 7 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per slice, it’s a breakfast bread that will stay with you.


1 cup oat flour (or process 1 cup old fashioned oats to make your own)
3/4 cup finely ground almond flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cardamom

2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1/4 cup water
3 large extra ripe bananas
1/3 cup agave nectar (or substitute honey)
2 tsp oil (I use hazelnut oil for extra flavor)
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract

Fold in:
1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces


Heat your oven to 350 F.  Grease a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2- inch loaf pan.

You can either buy the oat flour pre-made or make your own by processing 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats in a food processor or blender until finely ground.  If you’re gluten free, make sure to buy certified gluten free oats/oat flour.  Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.

In small separate bowl, combine the ground flaxseed and water and let it sit for at least 5 minutes as this will form the “flax egg”/binder.

In another bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher.  Add in the other wet ingredients and mix.  Mix in the flax/water mixture.

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.  Avoid over mixing.  Fold in the pecans.  You can either buy these pre-toasted, or toast them ahead of time yourself.

Optional toppings: more pecans, banana slices, oats, etc!

Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 F.  Enjoy.

Serves 8

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 250 calories 30 g carbohydrates 5 g fiber 12 g fat 1 g saturated fat 7 g protein 155 mg sodium

Melissa Odorisio, MS, RD, LD/N, CNSC is a TGH dietitian. You can find more of her vegetarian recipes at TGH Health News or on her blog, Garden Goddess Kitchen. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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