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Oatmeal Banana Bread

This past Sunday I decided that I wanted to whip up some healthyΒ food to eat throughout the week. I want to kick off the new year by eating less junk food, and I have found that meal prepping certainly helps. So I spent around two hours in the kitchen making a delicious cucumber, tomato, chickpea salad for lunches and banana bread for breakfasts and snacks!

I took my time trying to find the perfect banana bread recipe. I already have a really good one I make quite frequently, but it is more of a dessert with quite a bit of sugar. Don’t get me wrong – it is totally delicious and is a nice little treat to have every now and then! However, I wanted to make something a little more filling and nutritious.

I finally stumbled across this recipe from yellowblissroad.com. It is PERFECT. This banana bread is made with yogurt (any flavor of your choice!) and oats. It also has around half the amount of sugar than the banana bread I normally make.

There is also plenty of room for creativity with this recipe. You can swap out all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour. You can also throw in some berries, nuts, or chocolate chips. I sprinkled the top of mine with some extra oats before baking. It was also recommended to serve the bread with a little bit of jam on top. I had never tried this before (I’m more of a butter type of girl), but I absolutely LOVED eating this with some blackberry marmalade. So, so yummy! My friend Emily said she loves eating banana bread with Nutella! I have yet to try that, but I imagine it is delicious as well. πŸ™‚

I highly recommend this recipe to all of you, and I can’t wait to make it again (maybe with some dark chocolate chips. πŸ˜‰ ) Do you have a favorite make-ahead breakfast? Let me know in the comments below! Happy Wednesday!

Madison

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24 Comments

  • Reply Beth (A Mom's Life) January 10, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    This looks so yummy! I’m not a fan of breakfast food but I think I could eat this!

    • Reply Madison Marie January 10, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Haha it is definitely a nice treat! Possibly better than a bowl of cereal or toast πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Madeline January 10, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    This sounds so good! I think I will give it a try next time I have bananas that are over ripe.

    • Reply Madison Marie January 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Let me know what you think! Hope you like it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Heidi January 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I have a pretty similar recipe for banana bread and I agree, it’s so good. We do our bread almost always, and it’s always different! These are so easy to mix up πŸ™‚

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

    • Reply Madison Marie January 10, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      So glad you agree! You’ll have to let me know your favorite combinations. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lauren January 10, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    That sounds so good and a great way to start the day!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

    • Reply Madison Marie January 10, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      It really is! With a big cup of coffee πŸ™‚

  • Reply Danielle January 11, 2018 at 2:23 am

    We both had breakfast and oats on our mind this week! This recipe looks so good! I’m definitely going to try it! I love banana bread! β™₯

    • Reply Madison Marie January 11, 2018 at 11:04 am

      I hope you like it! We were definitely on the same wavelength this week! Haha πŸ™‚

  • Reply Martha Ellen January 11, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Yummy looking bread, Madison. I like to make baked oatmeal for breakfast, especially in the winter. There are many recipes online that you can use a variety of fruit and nuts. β™₯

    • Reply Madison Marie January 11, 2018 at 11:03 am

      Thank you! And ohhh I haven’t tried making baked oatmeal, yet! I will look into that now πŸ™‚

  • Reply Billie Jo January 11, 2018 at 2:48 am

    I want a piece right now!!!!!

    • Reply Madison Marie January 11, 2018 at 11:03 am

      I am DEFINITELY making you some when I come home πŸ™‚

  • Reply Heather January 11, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Looks delicious! And I’m sure it’s perfect with coffee or tea. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Madison Marie January 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Definitely! I loved it with a cup of English Breakfast πŸ™‚

  • Reply mamasmercantile January 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Looks delicious, very similar to a recipe that I use I like to add pecan nuts on the top.

    • Reply Madison Marie January 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Ohhh, I’ll definitely have to try that! Love pecans πŸ™‚

  • Reply kirsten January 12, 2018 at 11:49 am

    looks amazing

    • Reply Madison Marie January 16, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      You have to try it sometime! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Hena January 12, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Mmm that looks great..

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

    • Reply Madison Marie January 16, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you like the recipe if you try it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kate January 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing! x

    • Reply Madison Marie January 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks, Kate! If you try the recipe, I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

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