Sunday, January 11, 2009

The last of the bananas...

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.


loveaphid said...

We always have bananas too, I'll have to give this a try. I heart Banana bread when I can keep it down :-(

momstheword said...

All that baking is making me hungry, lol!

I have to admit that today I was weak. After church several people were going out to eat (fast food) and so we went to. One of the men has a new wife and he wanted to bring her so we could spend some time getting to know her, how could I say no? Well, I would have been weak and gone anyway....I need to work on that, lol!

Clark said...

OMG!!!! This bread was so good! The texture was wonderful and it probably rates right up there with the cinnamon swirl bread.

n3isme said...

*drool* it even LOOKS tasty

Erin said...

It made the best toast this morning!