Sunday, September 19, 2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread


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I found this recipe over at Tasty Kitchen.  This bread was a winner at my house!  The chocolate chips in the bread are just enough for me to get my chocolate fix in a somewhat healthy way.  A perfect way to use up some ripe bananas.  Enjoy!

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread
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1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 whole eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray two 9x5 bread pans with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, oats, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

In a medium bowl, mix together buttermilk, eggs, butter and bananas.  Pour into dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

(notes: If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute 1 1/2 cups milk mixed with 1/2 Tbsp. vinegar.  Also, you can make muffins with the batter.  Small muffins cook for about 20 minutes.  And next time I think I'll add 1 cup chocolate chips!).

3 comments:

Carin said...

This looks delicious! I am going to try it!

DebbieT. said...

Do you buy or grind your own wheat flour?

Jenny said...

I actually got a wheat grinder a couple of years ago for Christmas that I have NEVER USED until the day I made this banana bread. I didn't have any more wheat flour in my pantry so I had no choice but to grind my own. Well, I guess I had a choice to go to the store, but I figured now was as good a time as any to learn how to use my own grinder. I was kind of proud of myself for grinding my own wheat! :)