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Blueberry Oat Banana Bread with Pecans Recipe

Blog Post created by communitymanager Moderator on Apr 26, 2019

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Dried fruits and nuts are a great combo if you want to increase your intake of fiber – why not try it with this dessert recipe?

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of golden raisins, dried blueberries, cranberries, raisins, or currants
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ oats
  • 1 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup very ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: For chocolate fans, try adding chocolate chips (½ cup should be plenty!)

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9" loaf pan with non-stick pan spray.
  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 bananas.
  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. Sprinkle the top of the loaf with the raw sugar. This is optional and can be left out. The raw sugar adds a nice touch to the cake but will not detract from the recipe if you don’t have any on hand.
  8. 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.
  9.  Place the pan on a rack to cool for 15 minutes and then pop it out of the pan and its ready to enjoy.

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