went into this amazing Banana Oatmeal Bread. I promise, this is the last of the banana recipes for a bit...I've used them up! This is yet another recipe from Amy at The Mother Load, and you can find it here. I was hesitant about this bread because I just could not imagine it. It seemed so different. Well, it was terrific. This makes a light, fluffy, and, yet, substantial bread. It is not too sweet, it is not too bland. It was really, really terrific.
Banana Oatmeal Bread
1/2 - 3/4 cup water [I used 3/4 cup.]
1 1/4 cups mashed banana
3 T vegetable oil
2 T sugar
1 1/2 t salt
1 3/4 cups oats
3 cups bread flour
2 1/2 t yeast
Layer in bread machine pan according to manufacturer's recommendation. Bake on the sweet, basic or rapid cycle. [I only used the dough cycle.] Makes a large loaf (2 lbs).
The recipe says it will make one large (two pound) loaf, but I decided to split it into two loaves (not evenly, darn it!) and that worked out better for me. I used my bread machine for the dough and then transferred it to loaf pans because I prefer the shape of the loaves from a loaf pan far more than from a bread machine. The dough came out of the bread machine VERY sticky, so I did end up using extra flour to knead it. Other than that, I stuck to the recipe exactly.
Let me know if you try it, I'd love to know how it turns out.