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Oat-Chip Banana Bread

"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
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Pour into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 234 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • tammycookblogsbooks
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Aug 10, 2010

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