Blueberry Oat Banana Bread with Pecans Recipe - Chef Dennis

Blueberry Oat Banana Bread with Pecans Recipe - Chef Dennis

Breakfast time is a happy time and my Blueberry Oat Banana Bread is a treat you're going to want every morning.  So save those leftover bananas and get ready to create some deliciousness in your kitchen.

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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When you have leftover bananas make blueberry oat banana bread.

Why is it no matter how many bananas you buy, you always have a few left over that just aren’t appealing?

I think that everyone really enjoys a good banana, and unfortunately, that window of opportunity for that really good banana is only two days tops. When you get down to it, it’s really only a day, but there is an acceptable range when it’s not really perfect but still enjoyable.

But then you hit that range when they’ve sugar up a bit too much and gotten just a little soft….sigh,  and so there they sit until they turn brown and you toss them. I know what you’re saying, some of you out there are going to tell me that’s when they’re the best. Nope, not for me, not even in cereal…sigh

But not to worry you do have a very good option because everyone love’s Banana Bread!

So don’t throw out those over-ripe banana’s instead take your old brown over ripe banana’s and take them out of their peels and wrap them in plastic wrap, and freeze them in a ziplock bag until you have enough bananas and enough time to make banana bread because they are perfect for baking!

I’ve made many versions of Banana Bread throughout my life, but my favorite recipe comes from the first female TV chef that I had a crush on (even before Giada)  and that, of course, would be Nigella Lawson a true Domestic Goddess!

There is just something so sensual about the way she enjoys food, especially the segment at the very end when she’s sneaking something out of the fridge as a late night snack. You can see from her expressions that she adores each tempting mouthful of her most recent creation.

So when I say that I’ve got a good banana bread recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson, you can believe its good! I did do a little tweaking with this version adding some oats and dried blueberries,  I enjoyed the texture the oats gave, but will stick with raisins, the blueberries just weren’t as satisfying in the banana bread. But do try the recipe, no matter what you add, you’ll be glad you did!

If you’ve tried my Banana Bread recipe or any other recipe on askchefdennis.com please don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know where you found it in the comments below, I love hearing from you! You can also FOLLOW ME  on Instagram @chefdenniseats and @chefdennistravels,  Twitter and Facebook.

You might also like my Peaches and Cream Breakfast Cake.

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Blueberry Oat Banana Bread with Pecans Recipe

Breakfast time is a happy time and my Blueberry Oat Banana Bread is a treat you're going to want every morning.  So save those leftover bananas and get ready to create some deliciousness in your kitchen.

Author: Chef Dennis Littley

Nutrition Facts

Blueberry Oat Banana Bread with Pecans Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 275 Calories from Fat 126

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14g 22%

Saturated Fat 6g 30%

Cholesterol 57mg 19%

Sodium 187mg 8%

Potassium 307mg 9%

Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%

Dietary Fiber 1g 4%

Sugars 19g

Protein 4g 8%

Vitamin A 7.1%

Vitamin C 3.8%

Calcium 5.5%

Iron 6.6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: banana bread

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 1 hr

Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of golden raisins dried blueberries or cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 oats
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Read the whole recipe on A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis