Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs
Hearty, moist, sweet bread. I was experimenting to find a good alternative to banana quick bread that was healthier and I could make in my bread machine. The oats add such a wonderful texture! I like it, hopefully you will, too!
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 -5 mashed bananas
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- Follow bread machine instructions for order of ingredients, only MAKE SURE you add the mashed bananas as a LIQUID (with the water, honey, and oil).
- Set bread machine on SWEET setting, light crust.
I just made this recipe on a whim. I used 4 1/2 bananas for my batch. I wasn't very happy with this recipe though. It doesn't taste like bananas at all. It is also has a very dry texture despite the fact that it the bread is moist. I think this is due to the large amount of oats in the bread. I should have read the reviews prior to making this bread. I personally would recommend finding another recipe rather than making this one.
I made this recipe about a week ago. I have a Black & Decker All-in-one Deluxe bread machine and was low on some of the ingredients. I only used 3 bananas and added about 1/4 cup water to the mashed bananas to make up for the loss of liquid, only had 2 cups oatmeal so added a 1/2 cup flour, I also added 1/4 cup raisins to it. During the mixing I saw that is was a bit gooey so I added about 2 tbsp of flour and that resolved the issue. The loaf was dense and moist but not real strong on the banana flavor. Would recommend using at least 4 bananas for it.
I would like to make a note that in the West Band bread maker, when i put in the ingredients for the 1,5 lb loaf the size came out as more of a 2.5 loaf. It tastes good, and did not fall or anything and looks cooked all the way through, i just would not DARE try making the 2lb loaf recipe in my bread-maker. The bread itself was good though, just what you would expect from a yeast bread. the dough was perfect and i threw in some craisons into it and it tastes very good. just keep in mind yeasts breads have a different taste then quick breads.