7 Tips for Baking Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This banana bread made with oats is an easy recipe, but there are tips you can follow for making the best quality loaf.

Tip #1: Use room temperature eggs, butter, and full-fat Greek yogurt. In many recipes (this one included), cold ingredients don't mix as well together as room temperature ones do.

Tip #2: Generously butter and flour your loaf pan or coat it with a baking release spray. Alternatively, line a straight-sided loaf pan with parchment paper for easier removal. You don't want your banana bread to stick to the pan!

Tip #3: Don't have oat flour for this recipe? Make homemade oat flour by grinding old fashioned oats in a blender or food processor!

Tip #4: Use very ripe bananas whenever making banana bread. They will make the loaf sweeter and more moist. The outsides should be dark brown or black, and the insides will be starting to turn mushy.

Tip #5: Use some or all mini chocolate chips. This will help distribute chocolate flavor more throughout the loaf compared to bigger chips.

Tip #6: Let your loaf fully cool before slicing into it. When your loaf is still warm from the oven, the steam is redistributing inside it. Letting it fully cool keeps that moisture inside, helping to achieve a soft and tender crumb.

Tip #7: For variations, you could add your favorite nut or dried fruit to this loaf instead of mini chocolate chips.

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