Oat-Chip Banana Bread Recipe

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"Banana bread has always been a favorite in our home," writes Lisa Green of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. "As I was mixing up a batch one afternoon, I decided to add a cup of oatmeal and some chocolate chips. The yummy result was an immediate hit!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 234 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas. Combine the flour, oats, salt, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture, stirring just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Oat-Chip Banana Bread in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p49

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 255401
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016

"This bread is delicious. chocolate chips in banana bread is something I have had before but not oatmeal. The combination is a very good taste. I enjoyed this bread for breakfast the most. Frozen bananas is what I had to use and the recipe turned out great."

mdbull4 User ID: 3722378 72100
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"Perfect bread! Made mine into bars for quicker baking, about 35 minutes. I might try butterscotch chips next time :) oh, I did use vegetable oil instead of shortening & it worked great!"

Jenerrika User ID: 6461669 33180
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"This is my family's favorite bread, I have probably made this over 45 times since I found the recipe.

My trick is to use whole oats and chop them up in the food procceser. It makes people guess at what that crunchy, wheaty flavor is."

bohmanac User ID: 4700424 70599
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"I made this bread adding a handful of walnuts and using butterscotch chips. The result was very good! The oatmeal gives it a great taste! LOVE IT!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 33179
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"This bread is delicious! I baked it for 50 minutes and used regular chocolate chips. YUMMY!!

~ Theresa"

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