You could make a basic, plain banana nut bread; always a good staple. Or, you could add just a bit of spice and make it your own special creation. Ideas for things to add: cranberries, other nuts, raisins, dried fruit, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, whatever you enjoy. This recipe makes 2 loaves–is easily halved if you don’t want to be drowning in bread.
- 6-7 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 3-1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs (or 3 eggs and 1/4 c chia gel–post to follow)
- 1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened (or 1-1/2 sticks and 1/4 chia gel)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1-1/2 c walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 325. No need for a mixer for this recipe. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Sift dry ingredients together; add to creamed mixture. Stir in bananas, oatmeal, and walnuts. Pour batter into 2 well-greased and/or floured loaf pans; bake at 325° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.