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Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bread

Busy busy busy!

The weekend flew by yet again! They always do, don’t they?

I think I spent about 5 hours shopping yesterday. Between searching for gifts for my girlfriends, looking for bachelorette party outfits, and trying to find my rehearsal dinner dress, I was completely worn out!  Nordstrom’s was having its fall sale which always proves to be huge trouble for me. And while everything I did buy was on sale, I found myself experiencing a huge case of buyer’s remorse last night.

Having a conscience and sense of budget sucks.

So after making quite a few purchases yesterday, I set out on the internet to find the same or similar items for cheaper. And with the help of Ebates (my favorite shopping tool), I managed to make myself feel a whole lot better about my purchases. Of course Dillards and Nordstroms will not be pleased with me when they see the quantity of returns I have.

What also made me feel a whole lot better was the blueberry banana oatmeal bread I made.

 

Oatmeal, whole wheat flour, fresh blueberries, and bananas.

Absolutely nothing to feel guilty about there.

Oh, I should also mention there was no oil or butter in this bread either, just applesauce. And it was perfect!

I lathered this bread up with some peanut butter and a touch of honey before my long run on Saturday morning. Of course you could enjoy it plain, or maybe with a small smear of butter too. Either way, it is fantastic.

Chopped pecans add just the right amount of crunch to this loaf. Walnuts would have been divine, but sadly I used all of my walnuts in a salad last week.

Oatmeal was all over my house this weekend. I also made another batch of my favorite knock-off Potbelly oatmeal chocolate chip cookies this weekend. They were gobbled up at a party we had on Saturday night though, so I may have to make another batch. The recipe isn’t quite the same as Potbellys, but it is definitely close. And so delicious.

Hope your Monday is flying by!

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bread
Breakfast bread

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A yummy breakfast bread that is pretty healthy!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 heaping tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together oats, both flours, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and applesauce. Stir in mashed bananas.
  4. Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir together. Carefully mix in blueberries and pecans.
  5. Pour batter into the loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.

 

August 8, 2012 - 8:03 am

Kareena Shaikh - Look so nice. I will make it soon.

February 23, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Edie Konersmann - Making this now..hope its good!

March 1, 2013 - 3:50 am

Laura Hricovec - Amazing!

March 1, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Cindy Ann Hansen Bruce - Yummy

July 14, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Ben Arterburn - SOUNDS GREAT THANKS! HEALTHY TOO! Arlene Arterburn

July 18, 2013 - 11:13 pm

Karen Legge - Best banana bread ever….yuuuuum.

November 15, 2013 - 2:54 pm

Michelle Filepp - Doesn’t this recipe need milk or some other kind of liquid? My “batter” came out like cookie dough.

November 15, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Michelle Filepp - I ended up making cookies with the dough.. it was way too thick to make bread. And the cookies look fantastic.. but they taste overwhelmingly like baking soda. What is up with this recipe?

July 8, 2014 - 11:08 pm

Antje Gamble - This turned out great! Don’t worry that the batter is super think the texture of the bread is perfect when it’s done. I also didn’t use “heaping” teaspoons of baking soda, just regular ones, and that seemed to do the trick. The only thing I would change is that I would put a teaspoon of vanilla in next time. I just needed something else.

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