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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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