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!
~Blessings~


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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2 comments:

Jo 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!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Val said...

This bread looks absolutely amazing!