Banana Oatmeal Streusel Bread

by Jen on April 26, 2012

A healthy and delicious twist on regular banana bread! 

Banana Oatmeal Streusel Bread. A delicious and healthy twist on regular banana bread. #recipe

I’ve got another healthy treat to share with you today.

As you know, I’m a sucker for banana bread.  It’s my treat to myself after a long and busy day.  But after using the exact same recipe for months, I wanted to shake it up a little.  Add a little somethin’, somethin’ to it.

As you know, I’m also a sucker for oatmeal.  So when I found a recipe that combined banana bread with oatmeal, I knew I would fall in love.



This banana bread also has an oatmeal streusel topping, and one of my all-time favorite desserts is any cake with a streusel topping.  I could literally just eat the streusel.  Typically streusel isn’t that healthy as it usually contains loads of butter and sugar.  However, this oatmeal streusel is much healthier.  I’ve substituted coconut oil for the butter since coconut oil is a much healthier fat and I’ve reduced the sugar significantly.


Banana Oatmeal Streusel Bread


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice



Recipe adapted from Greatist


  • 2 small bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/4 cups rolled oats, divided
  • 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp organic brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. For the Streusel Topping: In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup oats, 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, 1 Tbsp brown sugar, and the melted coconut oil. Set aside.
  3. For the Bread: In a medium bowl, combine the mashed banana, egg, and milk. Add the flour, 1 cup oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into your prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the top with streusel topping.
  5. Bake in oven for approximately 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


This bread is so moist and delicious.  I love the addition of pumpkin pie spice, it adds a nice touch of flavour to the bread.  And of course, it’s great smeared with some peanut butter or in my case, almond butter!  I bet it would also taste good warmed up and then topped with some no-sugar-added jam.

So the next time you’re in the mood for some banana bread, but want something a little different, make this Banana Oatmeal Streusel Bread.


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1 peanutbutterlover April 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Yum! I love banana bread too, but I had to adjust my great-grandmother’s recipe to make it a little healthier. Still delicious though! This recipe looks awesome, mainly because I love streusel topping 🙂


2 Jen April 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I know what you mean about those old recipes…delicious but usually lots of added butter and sugar! This banana bread is still moist even though it’s healthy! Enjoy 🙂


3 Grace July 26, 2012 at 6:13 am

mmm this looks so delish cant wait to try it out!
what are the spices in pumpkin pie spice? thats the only ingredient im lacking :/


4 Jen July 26, 2012 at 8:42 am

The spices in Pumpkin Pie Spice are cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. This bread is one of my favorites! Enjoy 🙂


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