Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

This banana oat chocolate chip snack cake is unimaginable! A simple one-bowl marvel, it’s so gentle, fluffy, moist and scrumptious!

Each time I make this cake, I hear issues like “smartest thing I’ve ever had” and “unimaginable” and “AMAZING.”

And I don’t disagree. This simple banana oat snack cake is really the most effective issues to make with bananas ripening for destruction!

Piece of cake removed from 8X8-inch pan of banana cake.

Banana Cake Batter

This easy one-bowl recipe begins with an easy banana cake batter.

Primary substances (with scrumptious depth of taste – thanks, brown sugar!):

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • mashed bananas
  • eggs + vanilla extract
Glass bowl with mashed bananas, eggs, brown sugar and butter.

This batter additionally will get a lift from oats within the batter, in addition to a little bit of cinnamon.

And naturally…chocolate chips. 😉

I’ve made this cake with old style oats and with fast oats, and both works nice (half of every is an efficient combo, too).

And talking of variations, the cake is scrumptious with all-purpose or entire wheat flour.

Glass bowl with oats, flour, chocolate chips, cinnamon, salt, banana batter.

Don’t Over Combine

As with all good cake batters, combine every thing collectively simply till mixed and no dry streaks stay.

Over mixing can imply dying to a light-weight and fluffy cake batter.

So. Simply don’t over combine and we are able to transfer on with out over speaking lectures. Okay?

Bowl of banana cake batter with chocolate chips.

Superb Coconut Oat Streusel

A part of what makes this banana oat snack cake so particular is the easy streusel that adorns the highest.

It’s blessedly distinctive and so scrumptious.

Coconut Oat Streusel:

  • old style oats (fast oats don’t work as properly within the streusel)
  • coconut flakes (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • gentle or darkish brown sugar
  • melted butter (I at all times use salted butter just like the insurgent I’m)
Glass bowl with oats, coconut, brown sugar and butter.

Let’s Speak About Cake Pans

This cake might be baked in an 8X8- or 9X9-inch pan. It’s very full in an 8X8-inch pan and bakes fairly excessive, however it’s the pan I take advantage of for baking this cake, and the mile-high fluffy cake is phenomenal.

It may also be baked in a steel or glass pan.

If utilizing a glass pan, scale back the oven temperature by 15 or 25 levels and regulate baking time (it’s seemingly the cake will want extra time in a glass pan at a decrease temperature).

This cake will seemingly bake simply fantastic in a 9-inch circle pan, as properly, and doubles for a 9X13-inch pan.

Assembling cake in pan with batter, streusel, chocolate chips and baked cake.

A Actually Superb Cake

The crumb of this cake is flavorful and fluffy and the streusel is buttery, golden, and simply the most effective a part of crunchy.

I imply, the “sprinkle” of chocolate chips on high don’t harm something, in fact.

Though this subsequent assertion will ache me, it have to be stated: the cake might be made with out chocolate chips in the event you want.

I imply, please simply actually assume that by means of earlier than committing, m’kay?

Top of banana cake with coconut streusel and chocolate chips.

Breakfast, Snack or Dessert

This banana oat snack cake is worthy of any event. Banana-y sufficient for breakfast (cough). Decadent sufficient for dessert.

And irresistible sufficient for snacking on morning, midday, or evening.

Do your self the favor of instantly reserving some bananas to hang around till correctly noticed after which instantly make this cake. You’ll not remorse it.

It simply is likely to be the most effective banana baked good ever.

Piece of banana chocolate chip cake on white plate with bite on fork.

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Square piece of banana oat snack cake on spatula.

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Snack Cake


  • ½ cup (114 g) butter, softened (I take advantage of salted)
  • ½ cup (106 g) packed gentle or darkish brown sugar
  • 1 cup (235 g) very ripe, mashed bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
  • 2 massive eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cup (135 g) old style rolled oats (see be aware)
  • ¾ cup (107 g) all-purpose or entire wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (170 g) chocolate chips


  • ½ cup (50 g) old style rolled oats
  • ½ cup (43 g) sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup (53 g) packed gentle brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (57 g) melted butter (I take advantage of salted)
  • Sprinkle of chocolate chips
  • Preheat the oven to 350 levels F. Flippantly grease an 8X8- or 9X9-inch baking pan (see be aware).

  • In a mixing bowl (a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or utilizing a handheld electrical mixer), add the butter and brown sugar and blend till gentle and creamy, 1-2 minutes.

  • Add the mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla, and blend till well-combined.

  • Add the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Combine till the dry substances are simply mixed and no dry streaks stay (do not over combine).

  • Unfold the batter evenly within the ready pan.

  • For the streusel, in a small bowl, combine collectively the oats, coconut, brown sugar and melted butter with a fork till evenly mixed.

  • Unfold the streusel evenly over the cake and sprinkle with chocolate chips (comply with your coronary heart on this).

  • Bake for 25-Half-hour till a toothpick comes out clear or with moist crumbs and the highest springs again calmly to the contact.

Oats: I’ve made this cake with 100% old style oats and in addition with half old style oats/half fast oats. I’m suspecting 100% fast oats will work nice within the batter, too. Old school oats work greatest within the streusel for the most effective piece-y texture. 
Pan: if utilizing a glass pan, scale back the oven temperature by 15 or 25 levels (to forestall the sides getting over browned whereas the center stays doughy). Keep watch over baking time – it’s seemingly baking time will must be added if utilizing a glass pan and reducing oven temp. Additionally, if utilizing a 9×9-inch pan, it’s possible you’ll want much less baking time. 

Serving: 1 serving, Energy: 267kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 4g, Fats: 14g, Saturated Fats: 9g, Ldl cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 296mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 16g

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