Whole Wheat Oats Blueberry Banana Bread and a Healthy Week Day Start !
The Roys love banana bread. We really do . Love it so much that even my kids can boast of baking it on their own . The fact that their version is loaded with chocolate chips is altogether a different story. Mama Roy tries to stick to the healthier version though and today was no exception . The box of blueberries sitting in the refrigerator had been giving me pleading looks for the last few days . I could have listened to it earlier but in my defense can only say that I wanted to give full justice to it . In short , I wanted a recipe which could subdue it's tartness for our taste preference but would still be a healthy appealing bake.
Blueberry pie did not interest me nor was I particularly inclined towards muffins having baked them just two weeks earlier. Also, the fact that it was a healthy Monday bake meant that I had limited time on my hands . So , imagine my relief when I came across this particular blueberry banana bread recipe on the driscolls website .If you guys remember how much we love banana bread than you can understand this particular recipe's appeal for me. I did a few adaptations to make it more healthier version of the original . Was highly imperative to cut down on the guilt felt after feasting on it .
If you guys want to join " we love banana bread " club , grab a notebook and jot down the ingredients . Digital devices are welcome too , personally just prefer saying the old fashioned way..makes it sound more vintage and romantic !
Note- This recipe has been adapted into a more healthier version from this original one. I just substituted 1 cup all purpose flour with whole wheat flour . So that we have a 1:1:1 ratio of oats,whole wheat and all purpose flour. Also , the original recipe called for baking it at 375 degrees F but I find that baking at that temperature leads to an uneven bake , so again took the liberty of reducing it to 350 degrees F. The results were still amazing !
2 ripe bananas mashed
2 eggs ( room temperature)
2 cups blueberries ( washed)
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk ( just added 1 tbsp lemon juice to 1 cup milk and let it stand)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar packed
1/3 cup oil
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a loaf pan well.
Sieve all the dry ingredients ( oats, whole wheat and all purpose flour , salt , baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder ) in a bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl , whisk all the wet ingredients (buttermilk, mashed bananas , oil , sugar and eggs ) .
Add the flour mixture in batches making sure to stir it gently till it is just incorporated.
Now is the time to gently fold in the blueberries.
Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for around 50 mins or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool for a sufficient period . Take it out from the loaf pan, cut into slices and enjoy !