Getting back to the Banana Oats Mini Breads...there isn't a day that I don't have bananas hanging around in my fruit bowl...if not, I run out the next day to get some. They get overripe so quickly and I make sure I use them up or freeze them, so I'm actually never without them. As for the recipe, I just did my basic quick bread, and figured out the rest this time with 4 ripe bananas!
Banana Oats (raisins) Mini Breads
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup Quaker Quick Cooking Oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 whole large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup cane sugar
4 ripe bananas
1 cup raisins, or any other dried fruits (optional)
In a large bowl, add the flour, the oats, baking powder, baking soda, the salt, cinnamon powder and stir together. In a smaller bowl, mash the bananas, add the oil, the eggs, brown sugar, cane sugar. Stir to mix by hand with a wooden spoon, and beat lightly with a whip for a few minutes until they are well combined. (Do not over whip!)
Spray Mini Loaf Pans, or 1 regular Loaf Pans with cooking spray and spoon to 3/4 full. Sprinkle the Oats Streusel (optional) on top and bake. Cool for 15 minutes and turn out. They will slide out easily!
Baking temperature time for both type of loaf pans:
For Mini Loaves...350 degrees for 20 min. and an additional 15-20 min. on 325
For large loaf pans...350 degrees for the first 30 min. and additional 25-30 min. on 325 degrees. (these timings and temperatures are 'tried and true' and never fails)
Streusel Oats Topping
1/2 cup butter, or vegan butter (for dairy free)
1 cup light light brown sugar
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a medium mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except the butter.
Cut butter into mixture with pastry blender, and mix together until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Spread crumbs with a small teaspoon evenly on top of the Banana Oat Breads, and bake according to time and oven temperature!
Note: I noticed other Streusel Oats recipes that do not recommend quick cooking oats...well, that's not so true! I do have both type of Quaker Oats, Old fashioned, and Quick cooking. I buy both kind, especially when it's buy one...get one free in our supermarket! I save the Old fashioned oats for crunchy oatmeal cookies, or cook for breakfast!
Last but not least: I have been photographing my foods with my Android Samsung Cell Phone camera for the last 2 years...rarely use my regular Nikon camera which I paid for over $400. five years ago. I thought myself to learn how to take food photos back in the days when I started with my food blog along with my flood blog friends. Now days practically no one drags along their real camera to take picture anywhere...unless you are a pro, and set out to take some real serious photos!
Last: Lesson learned...to think that I was gonna stop blogging until I buy a more expensive up-to-date camera; no way!
Have a nice week ahead my friends, please come and visit my blog, I'm still here!