You know those few bananas that manage to hang around your kitchen turning brown? Don’t throw them away! My kids are always grossed out by these but when I turn them into delicious banana bread they are all in. The browning is due to a process called oxidation but the benefit is that it makes the bananas sweeter which is perfect for making banana bread. I prefer my sweet bread with nuts but my kiddos say no way so I always make two loaves…at least.
This bread requires a few basic baking ingredients to create a deliciously, moist banana bread. Of course, you can get crazy with this and top it with cream cheese frosting or make a simple brown sugar glaze to top it off. But, my favorite way is a warm slice of the good, old-fashioned simple loaf with a smear of butter.
P.S. Check out my pig cutting board. Isn’t it the cutest? I picked it up at our local farmer’s market.
Banana Oat Bread
1 cup flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3-4 medium size bananas, mashed
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees and prepare loaf pan by spraying with non-stick spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Make a well inside of the dry mixture.
- In another bowl, combine the egg, bananas, sugar and canola oil. Stir until just moistened. Add this to the well in the dry ingredients. Fold together and spoon into prepared pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes.