Bon Appetit recipe for Banana-Oat Snack Cake

Well..after months of online grocery shopping I did it! I thought I was ordering 5 bananas.but.. there were 5 big bunches of bananas in my order! I have to do something with them!

Since the pandemic started I have posted a collection of recipes that use banana.. & i love all of them!

Today I am going to try a new recipe & we see how it holds up to my favs!

I looked all over the internet… well for a few minutes anyway then went to one of my fav websites bon appetit & found this recipe for a Banana-Oat Snack Cake!

Really easy to make… don’t even have to mash the banana.. they are just cut into chunks!

I changed out the melted butter intros recipe for some olive oil… I like to make things non-dairy if I can & my butter is reserved for toast & making cookies! oh…& cooking eggs!

NOTE: I found these very sweet but Murray likes them …I might cut the amount of sugar next time by 1/4 cup to see if that is better for me…they are tasty though & a good use for 3 bananas!!!

Here is the recipe


1 1/2 cups oats

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp kosher salt

6 tbsp olive oil

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cups brown sugar

3 bananas, chopped


Preheat oven to 350f

Grease a square 8×8 baking dish .. I used non-stick cooking spray

  1. In a large bowl, mix the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon & salt together Set aside

2. In another bowl, whisk the olive oil, eggs & vanilla together. Add the brown sugar & combine well Set aside

3. Add the bananas to the dry ingredients tossing to coat all of the bananas with the oat mixture

4. Add the brown sugar mixture & stir well. The batter will be very thick

5. Put into the prepared pan & bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes or until brown

Remove from the oven & let cool


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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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