Thursday, September 4, 2008

Honey-Nut Banana Bread

I love honey-nut toasted oat circles, whatever brand I can get them in. Abby has inherited this love, too. So why not turn that fabulousness into a bread to snack on?

Honey-Nut Banana Bread
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 35-40 minutes

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1 egg
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey-nut toasted oat circles

(for streusel topping)
1/4 cup honey-nut toasted oat circles
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp whole wheat flour

Grease a loaf pan, and preheat the oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, egg, canola oil, brown sugar, honey, and peanut butter until smooth.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until combined. Gently stir in the 1/2 cup honey-nut toasted oat circles. The batter will be somewhat thick.

Spread the batter in the prepared loaf pan. In a small bowl, mix together the 1/4 cup honey-nut toasted oat circles, butter, brown sugar, and whole wheat flour until coarse clumps form. Sprinkle the mixture over the loaf pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

This was a big hit with Abby AND her mommy ;-)

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