Maple Oatmeal Banana Bread

11 Oct 2012

Maple Oatmeal Banana Bread

If you were to ask me what is my favorite type of bread, I'd have to say that it's banana bread. I know, this is kind of cheating. It seems as though whenever I'm to choose between savory or sweet, I will choose sweet. Always.

So this morning I tried something a little bit different. Instead of making a sweet smoothie, or having a blueberry bagel, I decided to have something savory. Namely salmon with fried garlic bits and hollandaise sauce. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this normally. But in the morning? Wow, this was the worst decision.

You know when you eat something garlic-y and the taste stays in your mouth for a long time? Well the taste of garlic would not leave. No matter how many times I brushed my teeth. No matter how many mints I sucked on, or pieces of gum I chewed. I had vampire-repellent breath.

So needless to say, I had a hankering for something sweet all day to balance out this savory breakfast that I thought would be a good idea (at the time. But never again)

This was the perfect end to the day. Next time, I will remember to start with this instead.

What you'll need:

-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
-3/4 cup whole wheat flour
-1/2 cup maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/3 cup white sugar
-1/3 cup brown sugar
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-2 eggs
-2 large bananas, ripe and mashed
-1 teaspoon maple syrup


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
    2.   In a medium bowl, combine flours, oatmeal and baking soda.
    3.   In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, banana and maple syrup.
    4.   Slowly mix in the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until fully incorporated.
    5.   Pour the batter into a lightly sprayed loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack.

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  1. Can't go wrong with banana bread, that's for sure! Love that this is maple flavored.

  2. I like your twist on banana bread! Yum! A good excuse to eat something sweet for breakfast instead of garlic on your salmon ;)

  3. nice twist.. like your second pic :)

  4. I love eating garlicky something for breakfast .... I think it's an acquired taste , to eat those in the morning ! lol Love your banana bread , the use of whole wheat flour sounds good !

  5. Love banana bread. Have never made it with whole wheat and although we don't have maple oatmeal, it sounds like a great ingredient to add flavour.

  6. I'm quite the opposite. Given sth sweet or savoury, I always go for savoury. I eat almost everything but I HATE meringues and macaroons, weird eh? Banana bread though, is one of the few types of cake i like because it's not too sweet and I can fool myself into believing it's kind of bread..

  7. Very rich and healthy! Love it!

  8. Sounds delicious and looks very healthy!

  9. Easy and though so nice! I think making it with maple flavor and oats is just great!

  10. I will always choose sweet over savoury too, I have a serious sweet tooth! The maple and oatmeal flavours sound delicious in this banana bread. Looks wonderful too. Yum!

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  11. LOVE banana bread too. I totally get your with the garlic breath. So frustrating sometimes...

    Anyhoo, I love that you added oatmeal and maple syrup!

  12. Love this healthier banana bread. Yes, I hate what garlic does in the mornings or even during lunch!

  13. Great twist of your banana bread. I love the whole wheat flour added in this recipe. I'm actually eating everything whole grain for my diet! LOL Love the texture of this bread! YUMMY!

  14. YUM! Love the maple you added!!!

  15. This looks great, and a wonderful way to get rid of that pesky garlic breath :) Have a great day!

  16. Banana and maple irresistible combination!

  17. Banana Bread is my favorite too - I am loving this simple ingredient list!


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