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Oat-Chip Banana Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling


1 loaf (16 slices)

Updated: Nov. 15, 2022
"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!"


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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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