Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Bread: The friend-maker

The finished product: Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Bread

Post by the Wellness Centre Nutrition and Physical Health team

If you’re looking for a healthy baked treat that you can eat as a study snack or even grab on the way out for breakfast, look no further! This week we’re featuring low-fat Oatmeal Blueberry Banana Bread!

This recipe is almost fat-free, uses minimal added sugar, and has no butter! How often is something so delicious butter-free? If you’ve never tried the sweet tangy combination of bananas and blueberries, prepare to fall in love with this simple recipe. It’s also a great recipe to share (your friends will adore you).

This recipe has a variety of health benefits:

  • Oats have tons of fibre to help keep you full longer.
  • Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit, which can boost your immune system and help prevent infection.
  • Bananas are high in potassium, which helps the body’s circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain.

In short, this recipe can help you feel refreshed, full, and focused between meals or when you’re starting a long day of classes.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 bananas, very ripe
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup blueberries

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Using cooking spray, grease the pan and set it aside.

Using a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.

In a separate bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add brown sugar and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Beat in the egg whites and yogurt.

Combine wet and dry ingredients together for a somewhat smooth consistency.

Fold in blueberries gently.

Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 45–50 minutes. To test doneness, insert a dry toothpick into the middle of the loaf. If the toothpick comes out clean (no sticky batter), your bread is done!

Enjoy!

This recipe is adapted from The Ambitious Kitchen