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5 Ingredient Banana Bread (Gluten Free!)

by Heather

Get ready for the easiest 5 ingredient banana bread made right in the blender! The process couldn’t be more simple, and in the end, you’re left with delicious, no added sugar banana bread! Grab your ripe bananas, eggs, oats, maple syrup, and baking soda, and let’s get making some healthy banana bread! Scroll down for the how-to video too.

5 ingredient banana bread

5 ingredient banana bread

Bananas are a STAPLE in our house. With 4 little kids, and parents that also like bananas, we go through a lot of them.

Like 30-40 each grocery trip. I always try to keep them stocked and am an actually super glad when I get ripe bananas.

Then it means I can make banana bread and this 5 ingredient banana bread couldn’t be easier!

We simply blend all the ingredients together in a blender, pour it into a load pan, add an extra banana on top for prettiest (totally not necessary though), and bake it up.

Perfectly soft. Sweet. And delicious!

5 ingredient banana bread

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How to make 5 ingredient banana bread

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. To a blender, add the bananas, eggs, oats, maple syrup, and baking soda. Blend until the bananas are no longer in pieces and the oats are smooth (about 20-30 seconds. Pour into a prepared loaf pan.
  3. Optionally, slice an extra banana in half length-wise and place it on top of the banana bread batter.
  4. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the banana bread, is no longer wet in the center (use a toothpick to check for doneness).
  5. Allow cooling for at least 20 minutes before slicing into it. Enjoy!
5 ingredient banana bread

If you love watching how-to videos, check out the 5 ingredient banana bread video below!

Best way to store banana bread

Banana bread lasts for 3-4 days on the counter in a sealed container. It will keep up to 7 days in the fridge, and I think it retains more moisture when kept in the fridge.

Can you freeze this banana bread?

Absolutely! Let it cool fully, wrap in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer bag. Label and date it, then freeze for up to 6 months!

To defrost simply place the loaf on the counter until defrosted.

5 ingredient banana bread

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5 Ingredient Banana Bread

Get ready for the easiest 5 ingredient banana bread made right in the blender! The process couldn't be more simple, and in the end, you're left with delicious, no added sugar banana bread! Grab your ripe bananas, eggs, oats, maple syrup, and baking soda, and let's get making some healthy banana bread! Scroll down for the how-to video too.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, oatmeal
Servings: 12
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • To a blender, add the bananas, eggs, oats, maple syrup, and baking soda. Blend until the bananas are no longer in pieces and the oats are smooth (about 20-30 seconds. Pour into a prepared loaf pan.
  • Optionally, slice an extra banana in half length-wise and place it on top of the banana bread batter.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes, until the banana bread, is no longer wet in the center (use a toothpick to check for doneness).
  • Allow cooling for at least 20 minutes before slicing into it. Enjoy!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!
5 ingredient banana bread

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XO

Heather

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4 comments

Devon April 3, 2021 - 2:11 pm

Hi. I tried making this and the oat carrot muffins. Both have the toothpick coming out dry but the inside is mushy. Is that normal for oat flour? Thank you.

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Heather April 5, 2021 - 5:40 am

Hey Devon, oat flour muffins do keep more moisture in them. After fully cooling they shouldn’t be mushy. Ovens can vary a bit, so if you find they’re still mushy after the allotted time, add 5ish more minutes and see if that helps!

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Dana August 29, 2021 - 11:23 pm

Would this be good for a baby’s 1st birthday smash cake? Do you have icing recommendations?

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Heather August 31, 2021 - 11:00 am

Hi Dana! Yes, I think it would be awesome as a 1st bday cake. Try this icing that I use on my banana smash cake: https://www.fitmamarealfood.com/babys-first-smash-cake-healthy-no-sugar-banana-cake/

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