BLUEBERRY OAT BANANA BREAD WITH PECANS

blueberry oat banana bread with pecans
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup of golden raisins dried blueberries or cranberries
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 oats
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. butter and flour a 9″ loaf pan
  2. preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  3. place the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl and combine well with either your hands or a wooden spoon
  4. In a large bowl or your mixer place the sugar and melted butter and mix well, add the eggs one at a time, then add the mashed banana’s
  5. with your wooden spoon mix in the raisins, oats, nuts and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture a third at a time mixing well each time.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the middle of the oven for 1 hour
  7. When the bread is ready a toothpick or knife inserted into the center should come out clean there may be a little clinging to it, just not gooey batter
  8. Place the pan on a rack to cool for 15 minutes and then pop it out of the pan and its ready to enjoy.
RECIPE NOTES

regular raisins may be used instead of golden raisins, i have used currents instead of raisins also. If your a chocolate fan, try adding some chocolate chips if you like, chocolate seems a natural pairing with banana’s, just don’t get carried away 1/2 cup should be plenty.