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Banana Oatmeal Cake Recipe

Do you love the taste of banana and oats?

You’ve come to the right place! This moist Banana Oatmeal Cake is made with bananas and oats. It’s so delicious that it might be your new favorite dessert AND breakfast.

There are only a few ingredients, which means this cake will be quick and easy for you to make. And it tastes great too! So what are you waiting for? Get baking today!

Whenever I have bananas that are starting to become a little too ripe, I like to make this Banana Oatmeal Cake. I confess that I have eaten this for breakfast.

Slice of banana oatmeal cake on a spatula on a wooden cutting board.

A few weeks ago I received Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal:  The Best and Worst Choices to Treat Your Ailments Naturally from Reader’s Digest.  The paperback book retails for $19.99 and has 389 pages filled with information about, well, what else –  foods that heal and foods that harm.

What I like about the book is that it is divided into three parts.  The first section has information on nutrition, vitamins, additives, fats, food safety, organics, pesticides, and more.

So what does that have to do with Banana Oatmeal Cake?  Well, read on.

The second part of the book contains foods listed alphabetically and tells you what they are good and bad for.  Although we all know that oats are good for us, I thought I would look them up in the book to see what it states.  It lists the following as health benefits of oats:

  • reduces the risk of heart disease
  • manages cholesterol levels
  • lowers blood pressure
  • prevents diabetes
  • helps bowel regularity
  • aids weight loss.

For how it harms:  blood sugar spike.  If you are like me, you want to question that.

I read on and it further explains “Unlike steel-cut or whole oat products, instant oatmeal ranks high on the glycemic load and can cause blood sugar to spike  Instant oatmeal can also contain higher levels of sodium, compared to the steel-cut version.”

The third section is categorized according to ailments.  Have hypertension?  Turn to page 235 and you will see that salty and processed foods are harmful.

Foods that are beneficial are green leafy vegetables, low-fat dairy products, legumes, fruits (especially bananas), nuts and seeds, whole-wheat pasta, carrots, and sweet potatoes.   [Hey – this cake has bananas!]

Nine inch glass baking dish with oatmeal cake.

How To Make Banana Oatmeal Cake

Slice of banana oatmeal cake on a spatula on a wooden cutting board.

Banana Oatmeal Cake

This moist Banana Oatmeal Cake is made with bananas and oats. It’s so delicious you might want to eat for dessert AND breakfast!
4.29 from 21 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Additional Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 343 kcal


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 and one-third cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • cup cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter melted and cooled
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8 x 8 baking pan.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar on medium speed of an electric mixer for approximately 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time until well combined. Add bananas and vanilla.
  •  Add the flour mixture, beating until well combined. Pour into prepared pan and set aside.
  • For the topping, in a medium bowl combine the rolled oats, brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon together until crumbly. Generously sprinkle the cake with the topping mixture.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 20 to 30 minutes.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 352mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26g
Keyword Banana oatmeal cake
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Slice of banana oatmeal cake on a spatula.

There are tips in the book on eating healthy on the road, eating fast foods, caffeine, and so much more.

Like bananas?  Be sure to check out these other recipes using bananas on Southern Kissed:

  • Homemade Banana Pudding – This recipe is southern comfort in a bowl.  Impress your family with warm banana pudding topped with homemade meringue.
  • Banana Nut Muffins – Bake a batch of these muffins and eat some now and freeze some for later.
  • Banana Bread –  This recipe uses a special (and easy!) technique to bring out all of the juiciness of bananas to make a moist, delicious loaf.

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