Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Banana Oat Bread - Delicious, but not Deliciously "Light"

I found this recipe on Momadvice a few years ago and I love it.  It is called Deliciously Light Banana Oat Bread and it is really good, even if the name doesn't fit.  It is NOT light.  It is hearty.  The oatmeal makes it more substantial and less prone to "mushiness" than other banana bread recipes.  The buttermilk makes it have a richer taste.  This is the recipe I like when I have quite a few bananas that have gone passed their ideal "use by" point.

Seriously, look at those oats!  It is so rich and hearty, it is fantastic...just don't expect it to be light.

Deliciously Light Banana Oat Bread
(from Momadvice - makes two loaves)

3 cups flour
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cup mashed banana (approximately 2 1/2 per loaf)
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)
2 teaspoon vanilla
4 eggs, beaten
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

Combine dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Combine banana, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and eggs in a small bowl or measuring cup.

Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir gently just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55 minutes  or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (mine came out at 50 minutes).

Cool on a wire rack, in the pan, for about 15 minutes.  Remove the bread from the pan after 15 minutes and cool thoroughly on the rack.


Andrea said...

Thank you for your beautiful comment on arise 2 write. I am so sorry for your past experiences. Our journey has not always been easy, but as I look back, the pain was worth it.
Blessings and prayers,

Clark said...

Wow! That looks great. I want smellivision!

Tea with Tiffany said...

This looks delish.

Alea said...

This looks great! I had never thought of combining oatmeal and bananas before, but it sounds like a great combination!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of oats for only two loaves. YOu might try less next time and see if it's lighter. But believe me with that much fiber, you are going to be lighter.

DarcyLee said...

Banana bread is our family's favorite way to use up over ripe bananas. I love adding oats to dishes to bump up the fiber, too.

Muthering Heights said...

That looks DELICIOUS!!!