Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Adventures in Cooking: Banana Chocolate Oatmeal Bread

Husband has a fascination with banana bread, and insists on making it whenever we have brown bananas -- almost to the point that I believe he buys extra bananas to ensure that we'll have brown ones for banana bread.

I found this recipe on Weightwatchers.com and because oatmeal is a lactogenic food, husband agreed to try it.  The recipe was okay, and then I suggested adding mini chocolate chips and now it's freaking awesome.  However, it's no longer particularly healthy for you.  You can halve the recipe to make one loaf.

2 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 cup unpacked brown sugar
1 tsp table salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
6 tsp canola oil
2 large egg(s), beaten
4 medium egg white(s), beaten
6 large banana(s), ripe
2 cup(s) uncooked old fashioned oats
1 bag mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Add oil and eggs; mix thoroughly.

In a smaller bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. Add bananas and oatmeal to batter.

Spray two loaf pans with cooking spray. Pour batter into pans and bake until top of loaf is firm to touch, 45 to 55 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Flip out and cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes.

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