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Whole Grain Banana Nut Bread

I doubled this recipe in one of a few efforts to rid my freezer of nearly 45 bananas. My doubled batch made one regular loaf, one small loaf and 23 standard muffins. They turned out PERFECT!


How to make Whole Grain Banana Nut Bread:

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl:
1 cup all purpose flour (I use unbleached)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

In a separate bowl, combine:
2 eggs, beaten
5-6 ripe, mashed bananas
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Add wet mixture to dry mixture in large bowl and stir just until moistened. Fold in 1/4-1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional). Pour batter into lightly oiled pan(s) and bake at 350 degrees F.

Bake Time:
Regular loaf, 9x5x3" - bake for 55-60 minutes
Small loaf, 4 1/2x2 1/2x1 1/2" - 30-35 minutes
Standard Muffins - 15-20 minutes


Notes:
*You can use all white flour or half white and half wheat too. 

*If you are using frozen bananas like I did, allow the bananas to sit out for about 20-30 minutes so they are not so cold that it interferes with the cooking time. I get the peeled thawing bananas in a bowl about 30 minutes before I start.

*A loaf will get very dark brown on the top to bake through, muffins will only be slightly browned when done. Check with a toothpick to make sure it's cooked in the center.

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