Monday, September 30, 2013

Banana Oatmeal Bread

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Oh mah gah...you GUYS, I almost forgot to take a picture of this one!  As you can see I dove right in and snuck a piece before I even remembered to take it!

What I'm saying is dayumm, this was good!  I had some old brown bananas and it was late one night so I wanted a super easy recipe that was still healthy.  All this was was a slight variation on the Weight Watchers Banana Oatmeal Bread and instead of using canola oil, I used coconut oil and only egg whites vs. the additional egg in the WW version.  I tried not to mess with it too much because I just wanted a good old fashioned banana bread.  This. Is. It.  The great part about the oatmeal is that it adds a nice density and oatyness to it!  Yes, I'm pretty sure oatyness is a word.  Look it up.


I am a banana bread fiend.  I love it and I'm always on the search for great recipes.  This is the newest test and I have eaten a piece (or two, shhhhh...) a day since I made it...but at only176 calories a slice??  No guilt!  Slap some peanut butter on it and ohhhhhhh...

Wait, what was I saying?  Oh yes:  you're welcome.

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar - not packed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1T melted coconut oil
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
3 large very ripe bananas, smashed
1 cup quick cooking oats

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together coconut oil, bananas and egg whites.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.

Stir in the oatmeal.

Place the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is firm.

Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes then remove from pan and transfer to cooling rack.

Try not to burn your tongue because you can't wait until it's cool enough to eat.  I've heard that can happen.

Nutrition:
10 slices
Calories 176 / Carbs 36g / Fat 2g / Protein 5g / Fiber 2g / Sodium 206mg

3 comments:

  1. Oh this looks so good!! I had to ban myself from making banana bread awhile ago because I would eat it all - might have to make this to have a piece then take the rest to work!

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  2. Looks great. Is coconut oil that much better? I'm wondering if you could substitute applesauce?

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  3. I'm wondering if you could substitute applesauce for the coconut oil?

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