This is a heavier, more filling banana bread than others. Don't let the long list of ingredients scare you - it comes together quickly! The almond flour, oat flour, and chia or hemp seeds may be found in your grocery store's organic or gluten-free section, at Trader Joe's®, or online. My family isn't gluten free (my sister is!), but we all prefer this recipe to any others.


Recipe Summary

1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 30 mins
20 mins
2 loaves


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Puree bananas in a blender. Add eggs, yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla extract; briefly blend until smooth. Drizzle in melted butter while blender is running and mix until combined, about 10 seconds.

  • Whisk oats, oat flour, almond flour, brown sugar blend, chia seeds, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Add liquid mixture from the blender; mix until no dry spots remain. Add pecans and chocolate chips and mix until evenly incorporated.

  • Pour batter into 2 loaf pans and spread out evenly to the corners.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops are dark golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out with tiny crumbs attached, 70 to 80 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 1 cup brown sugar for the brown sugar blend, if desired.

Substitute coconut flour for the almond flour. if preferred.

Hemp seeds or a ground seed mix would work in place of chia seeds.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 24.3g; fat 16.2g; cholesterol 49.5mg; sodium 252.8mg. Full Nutrition