Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday Oven Lovin

Tiny Gardener had a most excellent idea for a Saturday blog post: Oven Lovin!

Not only does this give the participating bloggers a reprieve from having to make stuff up write a somewhat intelligent or informative post on Saturday, but it gives us a chance to swap recipes!

I didn't have to put a lot of thought into what I was going to submit for my recipe as I had these on the countertop staring at me for the last few days:

So for my first Oven Lovin recipe, I present to you my Banana Oatmeal Bread:
1 ¼ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup Oatmeal
1 tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. EACH Cinnamon & Salt
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
½ Cup Vegetable Oil
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Ripe Bananas
¾ Cup Sunflower Seeds

Combine the flour, oatmeal, soda, salt & cinnamon together in a bowl & set aside.  Cream together the sugar, eggs, oil & vanilla then add the bananas & mix until kind’a smooth.  Gradually add the flour / oatmeal and then add the sunflower seeds.  Pour batter into a greased & lightly floured pan and bake in a 375 degree oven for 60 minutes or more (check using a toothpick after an hour).
This was a make-shift recipe when I had a LOT of oatmeal in the house and NOT a lot of walnuts around.  So I figured I may as use the oatmeal in place of some of the flour and use what nuts I DID have around; sunflower seeds.  Seeds, nuts, whatever.  Ever since I used the sunflower seeds in the banana bread, I haven’t gone back to the walnuts. 


  1. That sounds heavenly- is it done yet? I'm on my way!

  2. Gadzooks, another good recipe to try! (Now if I only had time to bake. :o/) Sunflower seeds are so good for us. We eat them out-of-hand and in a couple of salads but it's good to know of a baked-something that they are great in. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for the recipe and the post! This looks awesome... I always have some old bananas around (uh, do I see some now? yep...) so I will definitely be trying this one this upcoming week. Thanks again!

  4. We love banana bread! I'm sure sunflower seeds are a great addition, I'll have to try that sometime. I keep baggies of "tired" bananas in the freezer to use for banana bread (and for making smoothies, too). MMMmmm.

    Have a nice day, Carolyn.

  5. Wow, I'll bet the oatmeal and sunflower seeds just add a little something extra to run-of-the-mill banana bread!! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

  6. Perfect bananas! Isn't it fun when a recipe turns out so good like that?

  7. That looks good. Yesterday I baked applesauce oatmeal muffins. Yum.