Recipe: Banana Oat Loaf

Welcome to the new look I Spy Plum Pie! I decided it was time to change things up a bit so after a bit of a play on the weekend, here we have it! It was mainly B’s handy work, with me sitting to the side picking colours and asking a whole heap of questions, and in the end we have gone for what I think is a more streamlined, simple layout. I’m still playing with some of the features, but so far I’m liking it! I’d love to hear your thoughts too!

A new look blog needed some cake to celebrate with so I made use of the bananas looking a bit sad in my fruit bowl, and whipped up this banana oat loaf which is going to be perfect with a cup of tea mid-arvo to help get us through the working week!

Ingredients List

  • 2 large overripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup yoghurt (I used vanilla Jalna yoghurt)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • Cinnamon sugar to sprinkle

Banana Oat Walnut Loaf


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Mash the banana in a large bowl
  3. Add the oil, eggs, yoghurt, vanilla and sugar and whisk to combine
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and spices and fold through
  5. Roughly chop the walnuts then add with the oats and fold to combine
  6. Pour into a lined loaf tin and then sprinkle with some additional oats and cinnamon sugar on top (or just cinnamon and brown sugar)
  7. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean through the centre
  8. Leave to cool slightly in the pan then cool completely on a wire rack
  9. Enjoy!

Banana Oat Walnut Loaf

The oats make it quite dense, so one slice is plenty with a cup of tea! The walnuts add a nice bit of additional texture, and really, walnuts just go so well with bananas!

Banana Oat Walnut Loaf

What’s planned for afternoon tea at your place? I’d love to hear any of your thoughts on the new look I Spy Plum Pie too!

8 Comments on Recipe: Banana Oat Loaf

  1. Caitlin
    May 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm (9 years ago)

    Love the new layout! It looks fantastic – as does that banana oat loaf! I think I’m going to have to give it a go – asap!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      May 26, 2014 at 5:20 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks! I’m really liking the new layout and excited about some of the features I’m still yet to add. As for the loaf, do it, you won’t regret it I promise! Added bonus is your house will smell delish while it cooks!

  2. Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    May 26, 2014 at 7:14 pm (9 years ago)

    Hey Liz, it’s been a while since I’ve been here (or anywhere on the internet really!) but what a surprise to see a whole new look to your site – I love it! Really cool. And that banana loaf looks pretty damned good too 🙂 Hope all’s well! x

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      May 26, 2014 at 8:26 pm (9 years ago)

      Lisa! I was actually thinking of you today, how funny that you would show up here as well! So lovely to hear from you! I hope everything is going well in your world, did you end up making the move to Brissie? Thanks for your lovely words too xxx

  3. Ingrid
    May 26, 2014 at 7:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow honey, it looks sensational! J’adore!

    That banana cake looks so amazing, I might have to make it for my parents. Cake always makes things better X
    Ingrid recently posted…Popbasic Lookbook: Paloma

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      May 26, 2014 at 8:26 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks gorgeous, it was actually your site redesign that made me finally take the plunge and do mine too! Hope your folks like the cake! xx

  4. Bec
    May 27, 2014 at 4:12 pm (9 years ago)

    I wish I had seen this before I used my brown bananas to make some super average banana bread yesterday! This looks absolutely delicious!
    Love the new lay out and colours too x

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      May 28, 2014 at 11:45 am (9 years ago)

      Oh no, bad timing indeed! Thanks, I’m enjoying the new layout too, I think it’s much more user-friendly! xx


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