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Banana Oat Loaf

This week has been VERY hectic – I knew we had a busy one coming, with lots of early starts with 3 people needing to get ready and out of the house on time, so I needed to be organised!  I wanted to make a breakfast that we could all have to grab on the go at once, but something fairly healthy and guilt-free. I had 3 ripe bananas, so decided on a banana bread loaf alternative with oats rather than flour, and honey instead of sugar, and I was really impressed with the result!

It was really quick to make – I just added all the below ingredients to a food processor to mix together, and then added to a greased loaf tin and baked until golden and cooked through.  Easy-peasy!

3 ripe bananas

2 cups of rolled oats

2 large eggs

2 tbsp of honey

1 tsp baking powder

As the loaf contains honey, it should only be given to babies over 1 year old 🙂

I added the oats into the food processor whole, as opposed to blending in the Nutribullet to make them finer like oatmeal, so I was a bit worried the loaf would be quite dense, but it really wasn’t as the bananas kept it moist.  The bananas also stopped it from going dry throughout the week – I made the loaf on Saturday and we finished it on Wednesday evening, so it lasted well covered up and stored in a Tupperware.

Here’s what we did with it:

Sunday

Indy had it for breakfast with some yoghurt and berries.

My husband and I had a little slice with a cup of tea!

Monday

We all had it for breakfast before Indy’s 9.15am Toddler Sense class – this time, with some peanut butter spread on top!

Tuesday and Wednesday

My husband and I both had a couple of slices with a bit of butter spread on for breakfast on the way to the office, and Indy had the same thing in the evening as an after-nursery snack!

The loaf was super easy and quick to make, and lasted really well throughout the week.  It was really versatile and handy to have for a quick snack or eating on the go and I always have all the ingredients in, so will definitely become one of my new regulars to make for us all!  Comment below if you have any favourite recipes to feed your family in a rush or on the go! xxx