Monday, July 25, 2011

Heartwarming Blueberry Banana Bread

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

2 eggs

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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Anonymous said...

Cooking with blueberries is a favorite round here,add banana's and WOW!,this will be some kinda good,I will need to borrow this recipe,I had not thought of this,looks so tasty!

Val said...

This bread looks absolutely amazing!