- 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
butter and flour a 9″ loaf pan
preheat the oven to 325 degrees
place the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl and combine well with either your hands or a wooden spoon
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
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.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the middle of the oven for 1 hour
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
Place the pan on a rack to cool for 15 minutes and then pop it out of the pan and its ready to enjoy.
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.