Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What's Cookin' Good Lookin'? Cinnamon Oatmeal Banana Bread!

So for my birthday this year, my parents gave me a gift I have been wanting for years...a bread machine. Growing up, my mom had one and whenever she made bread it was a real treat. Fresh, warm breads with a crispy crust and a soft, warm inside...


So as you can imagine (and probably read if you follow me on Instagram) I squealed like a little girl when a big box arrived containing a Cuisinart bread machine, a jar of bread machine yeast and a book of recipes to make in my new beauty.

I've made a few goodies in there. Loaves of crusty French and Italian breads and a sweet cinnamon swirl bread. And lately I've taken up some experimenting :) Yesterday I busted out a breadly concoction that my husband loved: cinnamon oatmeal banana bread. Sweet and good for toasting, this is a little play on traditional banana bread that would make for a rad French toast or even be great with a little peanut butter. Here's the recipe below. I've also included a printable for anyone who wants to add this to their recipe box :)


Layer the following ingredients per your bread machine's instructions. For the machine I have, it calls to add wet ingredients first, dry second and finish with yeast. 

Yields a 1.5 lb loaf

Wet ingredients:
1 cup of milk, preferably whole
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 - 2 ripe bananas, sliced

Dry ingredients:
3 cups of bread flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup of oatmeal (NOT quick cook)

2 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast

Set your machine for a 1.5 lb loaf on the sweet bread setting with a medium crust.
When the bread is done, remove from machine and let cool on a cooling rack. Slice as you go and store the loaf in a Ziplock bag.

If you want to add nuts into this loaf, chopped walnuts would be a good one! You can add these, or any other mix-in, after the first kneading cycle.

If you don't have a bread machine, you'll find some useful tips for adapting the recipe and making it by hand here: http://dish.allrecipes.com/bread-machine-baking-tips-for-experimenting/


  1. That sounds so yummy! I gotta try this! :)

    1. Tara, let me know how you like it when you make it!