Oatmeal Banana Nut Bread


This is the best banana nut-oatmeal bread I have ever made! So full of flavor. I double the recipe and give it out as gifts, and everyone seems to appreciate it.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • ½ cup shortening

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup mashed bananas

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup quick cooking oats

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Cream together shortening and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in banana and vanilla.

  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Beat into creamed mixture. Stir in oats and nuts. Pour into prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
13g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 130mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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