Oatmeal Banana Cinnamon Crunch Bread

My kids are notorious for leaving bananas on the counter so they get too ripe to eat, but are perfect for banana bread. I think…no…I know…they do it on purpose. In fact, just the other day my son asked me when I was planning on making banana bread. The bananas were NOT over-ripe just yet! He was planning ahead! Well, he’s in luck! Today I made a gluten free oatmeal banana cinnamon crunch bread. Not just one layer of crunch, but two yummy layers!

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oatmeal banana cinnamon crunch bread

Oatmeal Banana Cinnamon Crunch Bread

Delicious recipe for a gluten free oatmeal banana cinnamon crunch bread.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword banana bread, bread, cinnamon, cinnamon crunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Cool 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 1/3 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Gluten Free Oatmeal
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Cup Gluten Free Flour

Cinnamon Crunch Topping

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP Gluten Free Flour
  • 3 TBSP Butter softened


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° and prepare your loaf pan with cooking spray, butter or whatever method you prefer to grease the pan with.

  2. Prepare your cinnamon crunch topping in a small bowl and set aside. You will need this in a few minutes. 

  3. Mash your bananas. In the same bowl (why dirty another one?!?), add the vanilla almond milk, olive oil and eggs. Mix well. Next add in your sugar and mix well. 

  4. Next, add your remaining ingredients (gluten free oatmeal, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and gluten free flour) and be sure to mix well after each new addition. 

  5. Add half of your gluten free oatmeal banana cinnamon crunch bread mixture to your greased loaf pan. Top with half of the cinnamon crunch topping, making sure to cover the entire area. Add the remaining amount of batter and then top with the other half of the cinnamon crunch topping.

  6. Place in the oven and bake for 55-60 minutes. Allow the gluten free banana bread to cool for about 10 minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack. 

Recipe Notes

*I used vanilla almond milk, but you can use whatever milk you have on hand.

Oatmeal Banana Cinnamon Crunch Bread: Thumbs up or down?

Doesn’t it look great?!? The second both kids got in the door, they immediately asked for a piece. While I don’t particularly care for cinnamon, this gluten free oatmeal banana cinnamon crunch bread smelled amazing while it was baking! The kids said it was their favorite out of all the different types of banana breads I’ve made! Like I mentioned in the recipe, if you want to make this with regular milk, go ahead! Also, feel free to use regular flour instead of gluten free flour! Don’t forget to scroll all the way down to find my favorite banana bread/muffin recipes!

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Other Banana Bread Recipes You Must Try

Like I said, my kids LOVE banana bread and banana muffins. Over the years, we have tried many different types of banana breads. Here are a few you must try:

Cranberry Banana Muffins Recipe

Banana Mini Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Gluten Free Strawberry Banana Bread

Orange Banana Muffins Recipe

The Best Banana Muffin Recipe

The gluten free strawberry banana bread is amazing! I made it for a picnic at the beach we had one summer with my husbands side of the family. Everyone devoured it! Any one of these recipes can be made with regular flour or gluten free flour. Same measurements.

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