Thursday, September 27, 2012

Oatmeal Banana Nut Bread

A banana bread with a kick of extra fiber from the oats and nuts. A perfect snack for the sweet tooth.
So here is what you need

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground oats ( Grind the oats in a mixer /food processor)
  • 4 Ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar ( I use C&H Cane Sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup raisins 
  • 1/2 chopped nuts ( walnuts /pecans)
  • 1/2 cup oats ( for sprinkling over the bread)
Method -
  1. Pre heat oven to 325 deg F. Grease a loaf tin with butter. 
  2. Cream the butter and sugar till the sugar completely dissolves. 
  3. Then add one egg at a time and whisk well. 
  4. Mash the bananas well with a fork and add to the egg mixture. 
  5. Sift the all purpose flour and baking powder and baking soda . Add the oats flour and a pinch of salt. 
  6. Mix in the flour with the egg mixture and whisk well. Add milk . 
  7. Now add the vanilla essence, cinnamon and give a final whisk. 
  8. Add the raisins and nuts and mix well with a spatula. 
  9. Pour the batter in a 9 inch loaf pan and level with a spatula. 
  10. Sprinkle the oats over the batter. 
  11. Bake for about 1 hour 10 min