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Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe

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
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the warm water and yeast together and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix honey, oil, bananas, orange zest, and vanilla. Add your yeast mixture. Fold in your oats and chia seeds.
  4. 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.
  5. Add the flour, raisins, and salt.
  6. Fill two greased loaf pans or a lined muffin pan 3/4 of the way full.
  7. Let your mixture rise for ten minutes.
  8. 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.

This recipe has been featured on Managing Your Blessings:

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 Thanks Carlie!



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