Oatmeal Banana Bread
Oatmeal and banana loaf is healthy low fat breakfast. Oatmeal gives the bread and nice and bananas makes it moist. I tried making banana bread before but found the texture was a little sticky over moist bread. But this time when I combined oatmeal, got it perfect.I added a crumble topping because my kid loves this a little sweet and nutty. The recipe source is from here.Made a little alteration to the original recipe by increasing the amount of oats and it worked. It is a filling and healthy breakfast
All purpose flour- 1 1/2 cup
Old fashioned oats- 1 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Baking soda- 3/4 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Sugar- 4 tbs
Vegetable oil- 1/3 cup
( You can also substitute it with 1/2 stick butter)
Orange zest- of one orange
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
For the topping (optional)
Walnuts- chopped- 1/2 cup
Light brown sugar- 1/3 cup
Cinnamon- 1/2 tsp
Pre heat oven to 375 degree F and grease and prepare loaf tin.
In a bowl mix together flour, oats, baking powder,baking soda and salt and set aside.
Lightly toast nuts and chop it.Mix with sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
Whisk egg and sugar till it is thick and pale. Add mashed banana,vegetable oil,orange zest and vanilla extract and mix.
Note : make sure the bananas are really ripe and mash it nicely. If you are using frozen bananas allow it to come to room temperature before adding to the batter
Now add the dry ingredients and gently fold. If you feel that it is a thick batter adjust consistency by add juice of one orange or 1/3 cup of milk.
Pour into prepared loaf tin. Sprinkle the nut and brown sugar mix and bake for 35- 40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow thin to cool in the pan/loaf tin for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges to loosen the loaf. Allow it to cool down completely before slicing.
Note:I used the regular loaf pan for this. You can divide the batter to make two small loafs. You can also freeze this for later use by tightly wrapping in cling foil.
Hope you will all enjoy!