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Banana Oatmeal Bread

"This is an old family recipe, and it is very moist!"
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1 h 20 m servings 264 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x5-inch loaf)


  • Calories:
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 217 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy.
  3. Sift together the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients alternately with bananas and milk. Mix until blended.
  4. Fold in raisins and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes; remove from oven and cover for 5 minutes.

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5 Stars. A wonderful, tasty bread. Used 1/2 Cup applesauce and 1/2 Cup butter in place of shortening, used 3 bananas for a moist bread, no raisins. The crust came out really well! Lovely.

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We really didn't find this bread too impressive, which suprised me. I followed the instructions to a T, only substituting currants for the raisins. The bread didn't rise at all, and ended u...

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5 Stars. A wonderful, tasty bread. Used 1/2 Cup applesauce and 1/2 Cup butter in place of shortening, used 3 bananas for a moist bread, no raisins. The crust came out really well! Lovely.

I have made MANY banana breads, but this one is by far the BEST one EVER. It is so very moist, and delicious. The oats give it such a wonderful texture! It is a wonderful bread to have with te...

I call this recipe 'BOB' (: Great bread, have made several times! I really like the addition of oatmeal to the traditional BB...However, I sub 1/2 applesauce, 1/2 butter to make it a bit healthi...

Light, moist and flavorful. I used 1/4 c applesauce and 1/4 c butter in place of the shortening, and reduced the sugar to 3/4 C. I also used old fashioned oats in place of the quick rolled oats,...

I've made about 15 loaves of banana bread for a bake sale today and this recipe was the big winner!! I used 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 butter for the shortening, a full teaspoon of vanilla, and a 1...

I made this into muffins this morning. Baked them for about 18 minutes. They turned out great! I have rated this recipe before and really liked it. My daughters & I love to bake. We have been se...

This is by far the best banana bread I have put in my mouth. My brother and best friend beg me to make this all of the time. I wouldn't change anything!

I used the recipe to make muffins, doubled the amount of banana and it was delcious! Very moist.

This is a very good bread. The oatmeal really makes a difference. It's not very sweet, but it is very moist and good. I just made it yesterday it's almost completely gone. Thanks for sharing, Ca...