Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Banana & Oat Bread

Where the heck did the summer go?  I cannot believe how quickly the past few months have gone and how in just a few more days, the pool will be closed, the kids will go back to school and we will no longer be able to wear our summer whites.
Another thing I cannot believe, is how many freaking over ripe bananas I always have lying around my house.  This recipe yielded a moist and delicious bread and the mound of bananas (and the hovering fruit flies) have disappeared.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 medium bananas, mashed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set aside (I used 3 mini loaf pans and baked for 40 minutes).
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy.
Sift together the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients alternately with bananas, applesauce and milk. Mix until blended.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes; remove from oven and cover for 5 minutes.

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