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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!

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BestTeenChef February 01, 2006

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!

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hippeastrum January 22, 2006

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 minutes...it 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:)

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Kittencal@recipezazz September 21, 2005

Wonderful, hearty bread, Caroline! I don't have a bread machine, but this sounded so delicious I wanted to try it anyway. I certainly wasn't disappointed! I used a KitchenAid to mix/knead the dough, let rise for an hour, then formed into a loaf and let rise 30 more minutes. I then brushed with an egg white wash, sprinkled with oats, and baked at 350F for 40-45 minutes. I don't care for raisins, so I skipped them. This bread makes wonderful toast. I haven't tried the stuffed French toast yet, but must do so as it sounds just delectable. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe!

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GaylaJ September 20, 2005
Chewy Banana Oatmeal Bread (A*b*m)