5.15.2011

Posted by Jo W. in , | 9:24 PM 1 comment
Baked goods get eaten up so quickly in my house. The ginger cookies I made yesterday were gone in less than a day. Today, I threw a quick bread together, and it is almost gone, too (half of the fault is mine). Heck, I'm not complaining, though. It just means that I get to bake more! And experiment with my recipes.

Usually when I bake, I just toss things together if it's something I'm familiar with. I've made quick breads countless times, but have never written down a recipe. And since I'm eyeballing ingredients, I don't know the amounts I used. Oven time is also "whenever it's done". Some results are better than others, and it's a shame that I don't have the recipe to breads that turn out really well. Like this awesome pumpkin bread I made once...



This time, I measured ingredients out carefully and noted the oven time. Since I just pulled this recipe out of my head, I wasn't sure if it would turn out okay. Seems like I was successful this time.



This bread is hearty, nutty, and chewy. It's slightly sweet, and not overwhelmingly so. It would be perfect for breakfast or a snack with a cup of tea. Or maybe toasted with a drizzle of honey or a bit of jam.


Honey Vanilla Oat Bread

Dry:
1 cup oat flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose)
2 Tbsp flax meal
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
rolled oats (optional)

Wet:
2 ripe bananas (see note)
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350 F
Combine oat flour, ww flour, baking powder and soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl (dry ingredients)
In a blender, blend bananas, honey, vanilla, and water until smooth (wet ingredients). Alternatively, mash bananas well and combine with rest of the wet ingredients.
Add the wet mixture to the dry, and mix until well combined. Spoon batter into a greased loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with some rolled oats, if you'd like. Bake for 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean. It will become a dark golden brown.
Cool completely before slicing.

Note: Using bananas in this bread gives it a slight banana-y flavor. If you don't like the taste of bananas, you can sub 2/3 cup apple sauce for the bananas.

1 comment:

  1. can you bring some when you drive over? I am getting hungry just looking at your pictures

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