Banana Strawberry Oat Nut Bread

A few mornings ago, early while making the kids’ lunches, I noticed that we had a whole bunch of bananas going bad fast.  I came back from dropping the kids at school and simply had to make banana bread.  Can’t let those bananas go to waste, right?  I made coffee and pulled the creamer out of the fridge and saw we had just a few strawberries left.  Have to use those, they’d go great with the bananas.  And oats too, it needs to be a little heartier, I thought.  I already had my favorite banana bread recipe out and so adapted it to what I wanted.
The bread was about 1/2 way gone in one day. It is soooooo good, I’m glad I made a lot of it.  The kids are having no problem having this for breakfast.
Banana Strawberry Oat Nut Bread

Banana Strawberry Oat Nut Bread                                                         20 pieces

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 ts vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 Cup of hot water with 2 ts of baking soda dissolved in it

In a medium bowl, cream together all but the water with baking soda.  Mix well, then stir in the water and baking soda.

Dry Ingredients

  • 3 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 Cups oats
  • 2 ts salt

Mix the dry ingredients together with a wisk.  Put the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry mixture and combine them together.

Additives

  • 5 ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 Cups of strawberries cut in to 3/4 inch chunks
  • 3/4 Cup of walnuts or pecans, chopped in big chunks.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Mash the bananas in the empty wet ingredinents bowl.  Don’t overdo it- leave it a little bit chunky.  Chop up the strawberries and nuts.  Stir in the bananas, strawberries and nuts into the mixture until blended.  Butter a 13 x 9 inch baking pan and spoon the batter into it.  Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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