This is a recipe I adapted from The Ten Talents Cookbook (I’m not vegan or Seventh Day Adventist, but I’m in love with their cook book). I changed a few ingredients and yields to make it my own. The results were outstanding! I love the complex textures and the sweet, rich flavors.
Oatmeal Banana Bread:
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 Tbs. dry active yeast
- 1 cup honey or sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 6 smashed bananas*
- 3 Tsp. pure vanilla
- 2 cups quick or old fashioned oats
- 1/8 cup chia seeds (optional)
- 4 cups bread flour
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup raisins or chopped dates (optional)
- Orange zest (optiona
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix the warm water and yeast together and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix honey, oil, bananas, orange zest, and vanilla. Add your yeast mixture. Fold in your oats and chia seeds.
- You can let them sit for ten to fifteen minutes (or five minutes for quick oats) if you want them softer, however, I liked the texture that they had without the soak.
- Add the flour, raisins, and salt.
- Fill two greased loaf pans or a lined muffin pan 3/4 of the way full.
- Let your mixture rise for ten minutes.
- Bake for thirty to thirty-five minutes.
*Some people like to make the bananas smashed, but still chunky. I tried it this time, and was not a fan. I prefer waiting til the bananas are overripe (black and mushy), then smashing them down to almost a liquid. It seems sweeter, and makes for a smoother overall texture for your bread.
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