Even though we're in the middle of a terrible heat wave outside, I've been craving some homemade blueberry banana bread! I can't help but think that fresh, warm bread right from the oven is always welcome in our kitchen! There is just something about eating a slice of this with milk or a hot cup of coffee that brings comfort to the soul. This bread has the lovely combination of juicy blueberries, banana and oats. I would absolutely LOVE to smother it in a vanilla glaze, but we've been trying not too splurge to much. A thick glaze or even streusal on top would be divine, and I'm sure I'll try it another time when we have visitors over to help us eat it all! Yum-m-my!
This is a recipe that came from my mother-in-love's kitchen, and Mr. Cozy grew up eating it. I had to try it out, and sure enough it's definitely a keeper! I had a new pint of blueberries that I got on sale, and my bananas were perfectly freckled so that made my mind to make this few nights ago before going to bed. Haha, I was actually anxious when I woke to get out of bed and eat a slice. So I did--with a fresh cup of vanilla bean coffee that we just bought from World Market! (Love that place!)
I hope you'll try this out sometime when you are craving a delicious little nosh. Blueberry banana bread is the perfect thing to start off your day with your morning cup of coffee and newspaper or finish it with a tall glass of milk and your nightly devotion.
Enjoy the fresh berries while they last!
Heartwarming Blueberry Banana Bread
1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. mashed bananas
1/2 c. quick cook oats
1 1/2 all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. pecans, chopped
1/2 c. blueberries
Mix butter and sugar together until well combined. Add eggs and bananas. Combie next 4 ingredients, and add to the creamed mixture. Stir in pecans and blueberries.
Bake at 350 degrees for 65-70 minutes. The last 10 minutes, I had to cover the top wth some foil to prevent over-browning. Check of the bread often near end of cooking time.
Allow to cool for at 10 minutes before turning the fresh bread out of the pan. Enjoy!
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