Nothing tastes better than a slice of warm banana bread. This recipe is very easy to make and makes use of a few bananas that may have been sitting on the counter for a little too long. Prep time is only 15 minutes, so this recipe is simple to throw together and it can bake while you're having dinner.
This Banana Bread also provides some health benefits. I am always trying to incorporate oat flour into standard recipes and I love the difference in texture and the added health benefits of the oats. To add oats to your favorite recipe, try replacing 1/3 of the regular flour with oat flour. I have found that with most recipes you can replace up to half of the flour with oat flour and not need to change the amount of liquid in the bread. If the batter does seem a little too thick, just add 1-2 tablespoons additional liquid as called for in the recipe (milk, applesauce, water, etc.). Enjoy!!
2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 cup Oat Flour (ground Quaker Oats work great)
4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Butter or Margarine, melted
4 Eggs, well beaten
1 cup Sugar or equal amount of Splenda
2 tsp Vanilla
4 medium Bananas, mashed
Preheat oven to 350. Combine both flours, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt. In separate bowl, combine butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla; add to flour mixture and stir only until flour is moistened. Fold in mashed bananas. Pour into 2 well-greased 8" x 4" loaf pans and bake for 60 - 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
** Time Saver -- For quick and easy clean up, line the loaf pans with foil and do not grease.