Banana bread is one of my favorite things to make at home because I always have a stash of bananas in the freezer. How come buying a bunch of 5 seems to be a good idea but then I always have one leftover at the end of the week? The rest of this recipe is made of stuff I always have in the pantry so banana bread is an easy breakfast for the week for John and I. I like to play around with what I toss in alongside the bananas. Most of the time my go to is oats, here’s the recipe!
Banana Oat Bread
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1.25 cups of oats
1/2 cup of AP flour
3 bananas (thawed and mashed)
3/4 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup Smart Balance, butter, whatever
1/4 cup oat bran
1/4 ground flax seed
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg (I like a lot)
2 tsp. cinnamon
Thawing out your freezer bananas is easy. I microwave them for a minute or so and then mash them. They look brown and yucky but trust me, they are fine and still delicious!
Use your mashed bananas as a base for your wet ingredients. Mix them all together and add in the dry ingredients.
I add my dry ingredients in stages with the oats and flour last. Everything else can go in dry batch 1.
Grease up a square baking pan and bake for about an hour on 350 degrees.
The bread comes out crispy on top but moist in the middle. I thank the bananas and greek yogurt. Enjoy!