Thursday, 18 August 2011

Banana Oatflakes Loaf

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I've made this countless times but I thought of changing it a little this time round by adding oat flakes to it, just for the fun of it. Nuts are usually added so why not cornflakes or oatflakes right? ;) The results was that it was just as good though the oat flakes mixed into the cake didn't really add much to it since they became soft due to the moisture of the other ingredients however, the oat flakes and crumbled over the top added a nice crunch to the cake so that's something I'll definitely add to the recipe when i next make it!

Here's the recipe that was adapted from Hummingbird Bakery. The main changes I made was to half the amount of sugar, replace butter with light olive oil and included oatflakes to the recipe. 

  • 135g soft light brown sugar (original recipe called for 270g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g peeled bananas, mashed
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 140 Light olive oil (original recipe called for melted unsalted butter)
  • 80g oatflakes
Grease a 23x13cm loaf tin and dust with flour. Preheat the oven to 170C / 325F / GM3
Put the sugar and eggs in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) and beat until well incorporated. Beat in the mashed bananas.

Add the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and ginger to the sugar mixture. Mix it thoroughly until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated into the egg mixture. Pour in the melted butter and beat until all the ingredients are well mixed.  Stir in 60g of oatflakes.

Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and smooth over with a palette knife. Crush remaining oatflakes and sprinkle it on top. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until firm to the touch and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool slightly in the tin before turning out to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. 


  1. This look delicious, thanks for stopping by, gloria

  2. Nice changes you did, especially with the oat flakes and the olive oil. The loaf does look tasty-great picture.

  3. This looks yummy!!! Addition of oatflakes sounds interesting.

  4. Packed with flavor! This bread looks amazing and I think adding the oatflakes is genius :)

  5. ahhh i love the idea of adding oatflakes! banana cake is always a winner. welcome to our #cakelove bloghop!

  6. It looks nice to have oatflakes on top. Just adds more texture to the loaf...well but I don't bake as much as you so I'd be happy to eat this with it or without it. =P Hehehe. It looks really delicious. I wish I can have this for will make my day!

  7. Not much of a baker here but it just sounds healthier with oatflakes :)

  8. Oats and banana, great combination.

  9. Yummmz!

    Care to send me a loaf? ;)

  10. Wow, this banana bread looks delicious, I love the substitution of butter to olive oil and oats in it makes it much healthier.
    Have a great weekend Peachie :-)

  11. Finding new flavor combos for banana bread is always a good thing! This sounds great.

  12. nice loaf!! goodness in each slice!

    Richa @


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