Easy healthy banana bread

Easy healthy banana bread

This gluten free healthy banana bread recipe is so easy to make using a blender and a handful of pantry staples. Perfect as a make-ahead breakfast or snack.
Course Breakfast, Healthy snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten free banana bread, Healthy banana bread, Healthy banana bread recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 186kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 3 large bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk of your choice
  • 2 tbsp canola/vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp sweetener of your choice (I used raw sugar but you can use honey or coconut sugar)
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Pre-heat the oven to 160ºC/320ºF and line a 22cm x 12cm (9" x 5") loaf pan with baking paper/parchment.

  • Add the bananas, eggs, milk, oil, sweetener, oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon to a blender in that order. (Adding the wet ingredients first will allow the blender to easily blend the batter.) 
  • Blend until smooth, stopping and scraping down the blender if needed. 
  • When the batter is smooth, fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan then transfer to the oven. 
  • Bake the banana bread for 1 hour and 20 minutes, covering with foil after 30 minutes if the bread is browning too fast. 
  • The banana bread is ready when it is golden brown and risen and firm to the touch. A skewer inserted should come out with moist crumbs. 
  • Remove the banana bread from the oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes in the pan before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack. 


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1.4mg