Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

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  • ¾ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup banana puree (2-3 bananas)
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup pecan or walnut oil (or melted butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • oatmeal and nuts to top


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚and generously butter/oil a 8 or 9" loaf pan (or use parchment paper.)
  2. In a food processor, pulse oats until almost flour- I still like little pieces of oats left. Pour into a large bowl and add wheat flour, baking soda, nuts, and chocolate chips.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together banana puree, maple syrup, oil, and two eggs. Pour into dry ingredients. Stir until just combined (don't over stir!)
  4. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with oats and nuts. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Top should spring back lightly and when a knife is entered, it should come out clean. Let cool and slice!