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Homemade Oat Flour Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

An easy choc chip banana bread made with homemade oat flour.

Homemade Oat Flour Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

BANANA BREAD


Banana bread is a staple bake in our house. 

I often wonder if I only buy so many bananas so I can make banana bread?

My husband and son queue up for a slice as soon as it's out of the oven. 

Every time they do this, even though I tell them repeatedly that it needs to cool first. 

Of course it always ends up being cut while still warm.


WHAT'S SO GOOD ABOUT BANANA BREAD


  • It's easy to whip up a batch of banana bread (you don't even have to get your stand mixer or electric hand mixer out).
  • The batter just needs a quick mix with a spoon or spatula.
  • It uses store cupboard ingredients and uses up those over-ripe bananas that otherwise might end up in the bin.
  • You can mix it in one bowl if you like (wet ingredients first, then dry) and save on washing up.
  • You can change it every time. Add spices or chocolate chips or raisins or nuts.
  • It's delicious!

Sliced Homemade Oat Flour Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

BAKING WITH OAT FLOUR


If you're running out of flour, oat flour a good substitute for plain flour and you can make it yourself at home.

You can use just oat flour or you can use 3/4 oat flour and 1/4 plain flour to lighten it up.

If you're using oat flour in place of self-raising four you will need to add 2 tsp baking powder per 1 cup or 150g of oat flour and if there's cocoa powder in the recipe, add 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda too.

I've been experimenting with oat flour and I've made this banana bread with both a mixture of oat flour and plain flour and I've also made it with just oat flour and it still makes a great banana bread.

You can also try this Rhubarb and Custard Cake which is also made with oat flour.


making oat flour using porridge oats in a blender


HOW DO YOU MAKE OAT FLOUR?


Oat flour is easy to make at home.

It's made from oats, either porridge oats (also known as rolled oats), oatmeal or jumbo oats. That's it just oats.

  1. First weigh out the exact amount of flour you need in the recipe in oats. So if you're recipe calls for 250g of flour, weigh out 250g of oats. 
  2. If you use cup measures whizz up the flour first then measure out in cups to get an exact measurements.
  3. Place your oats in a food processor or blender and whizz them until they turn into a fine flour.



PORRIDGE OATS


Oats are one of the best staples you can have in your store cupboard.

They're great for making creamy porridge in the morning, but you can also use them to make Scottish flapjacks, to make a crunchy topping for your fruit crumble like my blackberry and pear crumble or add them to smoothies to thicken them and of course you can make oat flour.

Oats are full of slow release energy. They are also high in protein, vitamins and minerals.

Hamlyns Porridge OatsI use Hamlyn's of Scotland oats for breakfast and in my recipes. Their oats are really good quality, 100% natural with no added salt, sugar or additives.

Hamlyn's are a family business who have been milling premium Scottish oats since 1888 and their products are sold in all good supermarkets.

They mill porridge oats, porridge oats with bran (10% wheat bran added), oatmeal and pinhead oatmeal.

Check out the Hamlyn's website for all their oat recipes for more inspiration.





BANANA BREAD TIPS


  1. Use ripe bananas.
  2. Mash the bananas until they are gloopy.
  3. You need enough liquid to be able to mix into the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Do not over mix or your banana bread will be rubbery.
  6. Fold in gently with a metal spoon or silicone spatula.
  7. Line your loaf tin.
  8. Loaf tin liners are ready cut and shaped. They are fuss-free and worth buying.
  9. Cover the banana bread with foil for the last half hour to prevent over browning.
  10. Use a skewer to see if the banana bread is ready. Insert the skewer, if it comes out clean (no batter) the banana bread is ready.



STORING BANANA BREAD


I store banana bread in foil on the counter top, but only because it only lasts one or two days in my house.

You can store it for 2 or 3 days in an airtight container.



FREEZING BANANA BREAD


To freeze banana bread wrap it tightly in freezer safe cling film, then wrap in foil or pop in a freezer bag and mark with the date.

You can freeze it for 3-4 months.

Alternatively you can slice the banana bread, then wrap the slices individually in cling film before adding to a freezer bag.  

If you wrap individual slices you can take out just what you need and leave it to defrost at room temperature or toast from frozen.

Did I mention how good banana bread is frozen? 

So good. 

Slather your toasted banana bread with butter or dairy-free spread. 

Heavenly!


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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE BANANA BREAD WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS


  • ripe bananas
  • sugar
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • milk (dairy or dairy-free)
  • vanilla extract
  • flour (plain, oat flour or a mix of both)
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • chocolate chips (optional)


HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE OAT FLOUR BANANA BREAD WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS


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Oat Flour Banana Bread - Step 1 Line the loaf tin

STEP ONE - LINE THE TIN


Line a 2 lb loaf tin with non-stick baking paper or a loaf tin liner.

A good tip is to add dabs of butter or dairy-free spread around the edge of the tin to hold the baking paper or loaf tin liner in place.

It makes it much easier to pour in the banana bread batter.



Oat Flour Banana Bread - Step 2 Making oat flour in a blender

STEP TWO - MAKE YOUR OAT FLOUR


Whizz porridge oats in a blender or food processor into a fine flour.

Add the flour to a large mixing bowl.

If you are using plain flour too, add it too as well as the baking powder and salt, then mix.



Oat Flour Banana Bread - Step 3 mashing ripe bananas

STEP THREE - PREPARE THE BANANAS


You need three medium to large ripe bananas for this bread.

Peel, then mash the banana until soft and gloopy.



Oat Flour Banana Bread - Step 4 mixing the wet ingredients in a bowl

STEP FOUR - WET INGREDIENTS


To the mashed banana add the vanilla extract, sugar and milk (dairy or dairy-free).

Mix well.



Oat Flour Banana Bread - Step 5 Banana Bread Batter - mixing wet ingredients into dry ingredients

STEP FIVE - BANANA BREAD BATTER


Add the wet ingredients to the dried ingredients.

If the mixture is too dry (it depends on the bananas), you can add some extra milk. Just enough to be able to mix the batter.

Add the chocolate chips.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients gently.

Do not over mix or your banana bread will be rubbery.

Pour into your prepared loaf tin.



Oat Flour Banana Bread - Step 6 Bake until golden

STEP SIX - BAKE


Bake in a pre-heated oven until golden and a skewer comes out clean.

Cover with foil for the last 30 minutes of the bake to prevent it browning too much.

Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then remove from the tin and continue cooling on a wire rack.

When cool, slice and enjoy!

For more Scottish recipes have a look at my recipe index of Scottish Recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians

Homemade Oat Flour Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips


Homemade Oat Flour Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips
Yield: 10-12
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Prep time: 10 MCook time: 1 H & 10 MTotal time: 1 H & 20 M
An easy choc chip banana bread made with homemade oat flour.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 120g/1/2 cup + 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200ml dairy-free milk
  • 450g/2 cups + 1 tbsp oat flour (see notes)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100g/2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

How to cook Homemade Oat Flour Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/160c fan/350f/gas mark 4.
  2. Line a 2 lb loaf tin with non-stick baking paper or a loaf tin liner.
  3. Mash the bananas in a bowl.
  4. Add vanilla extract, sugar, cinnamon and dairy-free milk and mix well.
  5. In another large mixing bowl add the flour, the baking powder, the salt and chocolate chips, then mix well.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold in gently with a metal spoon or silicone spatula. Don't over mix.
  7. Pour the banana bread batter into your lined loaf tin and bake oven for 1 hour 10 minutes.
  8. Cover the loaf with foil for the last 20 -30 minutes to prevent it over-browning.
  9. Do a skewer test 10 minutes before the bake time is up, if the skewer comes out clean the banana bread is ready.
  10. Leave your banana bread to cool in the loaf tin for 10- 15 minutes until cook enough to handle, then remove from the tin and continue cooling on a baking rack.
  11. Enjoy!

Notes:

To make oat flour, weigh 450g of porridge oats (rolled oats) into a food processor or blender and whizz into a fine flour.
You can use plain flour instead or a mixture of oat flour and plain flour.
DO NOT over mix the batter or your banana bread will be rubbery.
You can store it for 2 or 3 days in an airtight container.
To freeze banana bread wrap it tightly in freezer safe cling film, then wrap in foil or pop in a freezer bag and mark with the date. You can freeze it for 3-4 months.
You can also wrap individual slices, then store in a resealable freezer bag.
Calories
274.25
Fat (grams)
4.63
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.01
Carbs (grams)
51.33
Fiber (grams)
4.12
Net carbs
47.21
Sugar (grams)
16.78
Protein (grams)
7.73
Sodium (milligrams)
81.90
Cholesterol (grams)
1.66
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Disclosure: I created this recipe for Hamlyns of Scotland. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

13 comments

  1. I tried your rhubarb cake with oat flour and it worked really well. My daughter loved it. I still have rhubarb in the freezer so I'll probably make one again. Jill

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    1. Oh I am so pleased you tried it and enjoyed it. Do try the banana bread too if you have bananas to use up.

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  2. I have never tried using oat flour before! This looks like a great version that I will definitely need to try out!

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    1. Oh yes, do try it, especially if you get low on plain flour.

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  3. Banana bread is such a classic, my grandmother used to make it as a kid but with regular flour. I like this twist with oat flour.

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    1. Oh nice memories Ayngelina and yes it really is a classic.

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  4. Banana bread is the perfect afternoon treat, with a coffee. This looks delicious.

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    1. Oh yes definitely and it's great toasted for breakfast too.

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  5. Banana Bread is my kids favorite - This looks so delicious. I can't wait to try your recipe with oat flour. Chocolate chips is always a hit with us. Thanks

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    1. You my son loves it too, it's always a hit especially with the chocolate chips.

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  6. This looks so lovely moist and delicious! Love the idea of using oat flour to keep it healthy

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    1. Thanks Farah and yes it is rather good. I hope you try it.

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  7. Loving the idea of this gluten free oat flour - can't wait to try this recipe. I make a gluten free oat bread but didn't think of using them for a sweeter recipe, milled as a flour - what a great idea, Thanks!

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x