Monday, 11 April 2016

Oatmeal Raisin Banana Bread


It has been a while since I baked, eh? So you could imagine that I was itching to bake something. The previous weekend I put 5 bananas into the freezer because they were quite ripe. So I defrosted 3 bananas and this was how they looked.


They were limp, soggy and watery. Eeeekkss!!! I took a sniff. They still smelt like bananas (of course). I poured away the liquids and mashed the extremely soft bananas.

This recipe is actually meant for Oatmeal Raisin Banana Muffins. Yes, muffins. But my muffin pan was right at the bottom of my stack of baking pans.

I was in no mood to shift the pans and I took the easy way out. Instead of muffins, I dumped the batter into a loaf pan.

This recipe calls for an oatmeal topping, some sort of streusel. I have never made anything like that and I was quite eager to give it a go. Look.


I like the topping. It was very crispy.


It was a very crumbly cake, of course, it was meant to be muffins. But still, this oatmeal banana bread turned out well.


It was moist and smelled wonderful. Bananas and cinnamon are a perfect match. And best of all was the topping. While the cake was warm, the topping was very crispy. 


As I sliced the banana bread, some of the topping dropped off. I didn't let those go to waste.


Yes, scoop up with a spoon and enjoy. It was very nice.


I will bake this again as muffins which are easier to serve and eat. There's no need to slice, just bite and then throw away the muffin liner. No plates required.











Oatmeal Raisin Banana Bread
Recipe source : Chiquita Bananas

Note : The original recipe is meant for muffins but I have baked in a loaf pan.

Ingredients :
For topping :
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp melted butter

For the banana bread :
- 150g self-raising flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup raisins, tossed with 1 tablespoon flour
- 3 medium sized bananas, mashed (I used Pisang Berangan)
- 100g butter, melted
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt


Method :
1. To make the topping, combine all the ingredients and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, mix mashed bananas, melted butter, beaten egg and plain yogurt.
3. In another mixing bowl, mix flour, brown sugar and ground cinnamon
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold to combine.
5. Fold in raisins and pour batter into a loaf pan.
6. Sprinkle the topping ingredients over the batter and bake at 160C for 50 minutes or until skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

37 comments:

  1. That's a price of a delicious and healthy oatmeal and raisins cake. Good for breakfast !

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  2. That looks gorgeous, with the toppings. My girl makes bread sometimes, not me - dunno how to bake cakes and stuff.

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    1. The topping is very nice! Best when eaten warm.

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  3. I saw your bowl of soft bananas.. Guess what? I love those, and I would just wallop them just like that! I know I sound crazy, but I like to eat soft bananas, those with black skins.. And I like to eat them cold! I put in fridge, then take out, wait a while, until they turned brown a little, yummzz, best thing ever, haha! A lot of "liew" in your cake, so nice.. I want to eat with ice cream...

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    1. Aiyo, I very geli soft bananas. Like that I cannot eat so I make into banana cake or muffins.

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  4. Would loves to have a piece of it for tea break, hehe...

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    1. It's very nice for tea break but too bad you are in Singapore :)

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  5. Yay...if there's one cake I love, it's banana cake! I'd like to sink my teeth into a slice of your cake (but probably without the rolled oats, can?). I'm not good at baking and I've only baked two cakes in my life...and one of them is a banana cake! ;D

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    1. Banana cake is my all time favorite. You don't like oats, eh? I suppose it gives the cake a rough texture but somehow I like it. So when can we have a "ewew bakes banana cake" post? hee..hee...

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    2. Soon, soon, I hope....kekeke! :D

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  6. Can you reserved a piece of banana cake for me. It looks so good!

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  7. Yes, PH... everyone here would love to have a piece or two or three... when can we meet up... ????? :P

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  8. I am so glad the scary looking banana actually turned out so well! Lovely loaf, Phong Hong!

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    1. Thank you, Diana! Loved the cake. BTW, if you are reading this, my comments on your blog seem to disappear.

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  9. I like to eat banana cake/bread/muffin. I prefer having oatmeal within the cake and not on top because it is very messy to eat when it is on top because they keep falling off.

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    1. It's true, the topping kept falling off. There were some on the floor too hah...hah...

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  10. This is my kind of loaf that I like - healthy and delicious!

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    1. Yes, mine too! And it's a nice way to eat oats :D

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  11. I love them because of the oatmeal on top! So appetizing!
    I am sure all my homeless friends would love to have a bite too.... Lol

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    1. Greedy me finished the whole lot and sadly none leftover for your friends.

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  12. I love banana cake and muffin!

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  13. I love this cake, it is rich, healthy and wholesome. It looks so delicious, but then I don't have many ingredients that you have here.

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    1. Can leave out some of the ingredients like raisins or oats and get a nice plain banana bread.

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  14. Hi Phong Hong, I would love this bread with a cup of hot coffee.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! Yes, it goes well with coffee :)

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  15. Hi Phong Hong,
    Be it muffins or loaf cake, with bananas in them, they will be gone in minutes. .. must be delicious :)

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    1. Hi Karen! I also love any bakes with bananas. The best is still chocolate and bananas.

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  16. I don't even remember that I used to (attempt to) bake hahaha! You don't tempt me with this delicious oatmeal banana cake lah...

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    1. So, when are you baking again? hee..hee..

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  17. Hi Phong Hong,
    I love oats in bakes, smells wonderful and tastes great! Your oatmeal raisin banana bread looks wonderful! A hot cup of coffee please!

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    1. Hi Joyce! Make that two cups and let's have a nice chat hah..hah...

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