When Life Gives You Brown Bananas

… you should make banana bread!

It’s pretty rare in our household that we let bananas get away from us – I love them with peanut butter before or after a run. But somehow, these just got by. When they started smelling extra banana-y and turning brown, I knew it was time to find a recipe. I based my concoction off this recipe from Cooking Light.



  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 7 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed ripe banana (about 2 large)
  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips (if you don’t know what these are, PLEASE find out as soon as you can!)
  • Olive Oil (about a teaspoon)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat well at medium speed of a mixer. Combine banana, oats, and milk; add to sugar mixture, beating well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir with a whisk. Add to sugar mixture; beat just until moist. Stir in cinnamon chips until evenly distributed. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

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