This Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Bread is a filling recipe that you can feel good about making! Egg free, dairy free, and no refined sugar–just honey! Dairy free chocolate chips are optional. Weight Watchers Friendly recipe, and 21 Day Fix approved!
Add chia seeds and water to a small bowl and set aside until they turn into a gel-like substance. You might have to stir them once or twice while you're assembling the dry ingredients. This is your egg replacement.
Process your oats into flour. You can do this in a food processor or blender. You can also leave them whole, check our recipe tips for info on this.
Add whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon to the oats in your food processor or blender and combine together for 30 seconds or so. Transfer all dry ingredients to a large bowl.
Add bananas to the food processor or blender, and add in chia seed mixture, vanilla extract, avocado oil, and honey. Process until everything is combined.
Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and stir well. If you're adding chocolate chips, fold them in now. Pour your batter into a lightly greased loaf pan.
Bake your banana bread for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow your bread to cool before slicing. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
You can save a step by not processing the oats, but I find that the bread is a bit drier without that step.
Your bread is done when a toothpick or butter knife inserted comes out clean.
This recipe calls for no eggs. You can use 2 regular eggs or flax eggs if you'd like.
If you prefer muffins, simply divide the batter into 8 muffin cups and follow baking instructions.
Overripe bananas work best for banana bread. Look for bananas to be very brown and soft.
Healthy Eating Plans:
Weight Watchers: The myWW points have been calculated on the WW website using avocado oil, and water.For each serving (makes 8), count 6 Blue Plan Points | 6 Green Plan Points | 5 Purple Plan Points. If using optional chocolate chips count 10 Blue Plan Points |10 Green Plan Points | 9 Purple Plan Points.21 Day Fix/Ultimate Portion Fix: For the entire recipe count, 8 Yellow Containers, 6 Purple Containers, 1 Orange Container, 7 1/2 Teaspoons, 12 Sweetener Teaspoons. Per Serving (there are 8): 1 Yellow Container, 3/4 Purple Container, 1/8 Orange Container (I do not count this), 1 Teaspoon, 1 1/2 Sweetener Teaspoon.If using optional chocolate chips each slice is 1 Yellow Treat Swap. 2B Mindset: This is a great recipe for 2B! Fill your plate with 50% protein for a complete breakfast.