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This Oatmeal Cranberry-Banana Bread recipe is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company. Thank you for reading and supporting the brands that make Savoir Faire possible.

Oatmeal cranberry-banana bread

I didn’t know January was National Oatmeal Month. It makes sense though because everybody’s New Year’s resolutions include sensible eating habits. Well, it’s already mid-February and I’m committed to eating more oatmeal.

Better than a Banana Bread

Precisely with that in mind, I created this super moist, not so sweet, and hearty oatmeal cranberry-banana bread. It’s delicious as a breakfast option and also as a snack.

mashed bananas to make Oatmeal cranberry-banana bread

When you taste it you won’t believe what I’m going to tell you. A loaf that serves 15 portions only has ¼ cup of melted butter. It only has ¼ cup of lightly packed brown sugar. Even better, it comes with 1 cup of Old Fashioned Quaker Oats. Bingo!

dry cranberries to make Oatmeal cranberry-banana bread

How to make Oatmeal Cranberry-Banana Bread

The trick to make this so moist bread is to hydrate the oats with fat-free milk. Once hydrated, the oats are combined with mashed bananas.

chopped pecans to make Oatmeal cranberry-banana bread

To add some texture, it comes with crunchy pecans and sweet and sour dry cranberries. For the pecans and cranberry to be evenly distributed on the bread, I cover them with flour before adding them to the batter.

This bread is really good a few days later when you slice it and toast it.

Oatmeal Cranberry-Banana Bread Recipe

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Oatmeal Cranberry-Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar unpacked
  • 1 ½ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg freshly grounded
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cover a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine oats and milk, mix well and let stand 5-10 minutes.
  • Stir in mashed bananas, eggs, butter and vanilla extract, until blended.
  • In another bowl, combine 1 ½ cups of flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Add the oat and banana mixture to dry ingredients and stir so all ingredients are incorporated.
  • In two-separated bowls toss cranberries and pecans each with 1 tablespoon of flour.
  • With a spatula, fold pecans and cranberries into the batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Cool down in a wire rack for 10 minutes. Let cool down completely before cutting.

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