Chewy Banana Oatmeal Bread (A*b*m)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 mins

A low-rise dense, yeasty and different banana bread. Makes the best stuffed French Toast; see photo. From William Sonoma's The Bread Machine Cookbook with an addition of raisins.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12-23 cup water
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 2 12 tablespoons oil or 2 12 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 12 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 13 cups oats
  • 2 23 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 12-34 cup raisins (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients except raisins in bread machine according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Place raisins in dispenser, if available, or set for fruits/nuts.
  3. Use sweet bread and medium crust settings.
  4. To make Banana Bread Stuffed French Toast:.
  5. Slice bread in very thick slices.
  6. Cut pocket in slices.
  7. Mix cream cheese and a little milk to make spread. Add a dash of vanilla.
  8. Blend.
  9. Spoon about 1-2 teas. into pocket; mash edge slightly to close. Beat egg(s) with a little water in shallow pan.
  10. Heat unsalted butter in heavy skillet or electric griddle over MEDIUM-HIGH until it stops foaming.
  11. Dip bread slices in egg mixture; coat both side.
  12. Cook French Toast on each side until golden brown.
  13. Remove to warm plate and serve with melted jam of choice.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was great! I put it in my bread machine the night before and put the timer on so in the morning i woke up to this delcious smell of the bread baking! Really chewy(but in good way!) Thanks for sharing the recipe Caroline Cooks!

5 5

I made this bread in my machine and I tried using buttermilk instead of the water but it wasn't enough liquid so I ended up using some more water anyways. I didn't add any raisins either. The bread was nice and dense and although it tasted ok with butter, it tasted really good with peanut butter. Thanks!

5 5

Caroline, this bread has an amazing flavor! I made this on my Kitchen Aid stand mixer this morning, using about 3 tablespoons melted butter in place of the oil, 1 cup water mixed with the yeast (and 1 teaspoon sugar) and 1/2 cup water mixed with the banana... and I increased the yeast to 1 tablespoon, and of coarse had to adjust a the flour, since I was preparing this bread on my stand mixer... I used rolled oats for this and added in dark raisins. I shaped mine into one long loaf and baked it in my air-convection oven at 375 degrees for about 25 baked out beautifully! what a delicious bread this is, I will be making this again and again! thank you for sharing this great recipe!...Kitten:)