Our home in the Philippines is surrounded with banana plantation. I’ve been eating bananas since I was a kid. This has been a favorite fruit to me. It’s available everywhere. It’s cheap but most of the time we can get bananas for free from the plantation. Banana Cake is a common snack or dessert in school. Even though banana is available everywhere back home, I have not baked a banana cake or banana muffins. I did not even try to! It’s not that I was too lazy to bake one but we don’t have the oven at home and baking is quite an expensive hobby too!
I only start baking here in Canada because I can afford now to buy the ingredients and the things I need for baking is always available even in a local small stores. Unlike back home, I still need to go to the city just to buy all the things I need for baking plus it’s much so expensive.
I admit I am a trying hard baker. It’s a hit and miss! LOL! The simplest baked goods for me are the banana cakes. I’ve been baking it to nth times! But I have never baked it with Oatmeal. I came across to this recipe the Banana Oatmeal Bread and gave it a try. I was excited coz bananas are really healthy fruit and what more if you added oatmeal?
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ ts. salt
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick baking spray and set aside.
- In the bowl, beat the brown sugar and butter until combined. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla. Next add the mashed bananas.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk to the wet ingredients.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and baked for about 60 to 70 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean. (I used toothpick for this.) Cool the bread in the pan on a cooling rack for about 15 to 20 minutes before serving.