Sunday, January 12, 2014


Banana loaf or banana bread is a popular recipe.  I have a few different recipes, some use oatmeal, some include raisins or other dried fruit and others include chocolate chips.   I had a few ripe bananas so I decided to make this recipe.  Instead of sugar, I used half a cup of splenda.  I also used a combination of raisins and dried cranberries.  This recipe will serve a larger group as the ingredients include 2 cups of flour and over a cup of oatmeal.   The DH and friends enjoyed this loaf.

Ready to go into the oven.

Sampling has started.



1 1/3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 ¼ tsp baking powder
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
2 eggs
2 cups mashed bananas, about 3
½ cup vegetable oil
1 ¼ tsp vanilla
1 cup raisins or dried cranberries or mixture of both


In a large mixing bowl mix together rolled oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and soda.   In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, bananas, oil and vanilla.  Pour over the dry ingredients.  Add the raisins and stir until moistened.  Pour into a loaf pan or a medium size square pan.  Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour or until a cake tester inserted in the centre comes out clean.   Serves 14 depending on the size of the pieces you cut.

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