This is actually pretty exciting news...I'm a native Houstonian, so I can literally count on one hand the number of times I've seen snow in my life. We're pretty geeked that we might get a true taste of winter around here tomorrow!! Before I started feeling bad this weekend, I went into my kitchen and whipped up a loaf of yummy Banana-Oatmeal Bread. The bread was really moist, and the oatmeal gave it a nice texture and a boost of healthy fiber.
adapted from Cooking Light
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350. Add 1 stick melted butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar, and two large eggs in a large mixing bowl. Whisk well to completely combine these ingredients.
Step 2: Add two large mashed bananas, 1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal, and 1/2 cup skim milk. Whisk well to combine.
Step 3: Add 1.5 cups flour, 1 tbs. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1.5 tsp. cinnamon. Whisk until just combined.
Step 4: Spoon batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool the loaf of bread in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Remove from pan and continue cooling.
I served warm slices of this bread with butter and honey. This made a comforting dessert on Sunday night, and it was fantastic warmed in the microwave with cocoa for our breakfast on Monday. When I was feeling really bad, this bread brought a smile to my face. I hope you'll give this version of banana bread a try the next time you have a batch of ripe bananas in your kitchen.