Whether it’s food for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — or my favorite, with a little coffee in the evening, banana bread is one of those things that everyone seems to love.
And homemade banana bread just seems to make life a bit brighter.
There is something so comforting about baking banana bread and the homey aroma that fills every corner of my house. And when my guys come home and smell that bread, that simple and easy bread that took me mere minutes to mix together, they feel special and loved.
Comfort food is like that. It just lets you think that perhaps, at least for a while, everything in your world will be okay.
This is one of my favorite banana bread recipes. It’s moist, freezes well, and is loaded with fiber. Make a double or triple batch for your freezer.
Quick note on banana bread’s history from Wikipedia:
1 cup flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3-4 medium size bananas, mashed
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees and prepare loaf pan by spraying with non-stick spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Make a well inside of the dry mixture.
3. In another bowl, combine the egg, bananas, sugar and canola oil. Stir until just moistened. Add this to the well in the dry ingredients. Fold together and spoon into prepared pan.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes.