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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Oatmeal Banana and Agave Bread

I love getting a old recipe and playing with it. I had some bananas past the eating point and needed to bake something with them, and didn't just want a banana bread, wanted something with a bit more texture to it, that i could put a chunk of curd on top and it would taste just perfect.
Being that it's been citrus season and i always have bags and bags of citrus at home, i end up with different types of curd in the fridge. And thought that the lemon went really well with this bread. Or eat it just plain!


3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
1/2 cup demerara sugar
1/2 cup agave
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oats

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour a loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mashed bananas and melted butter. Add sugar, agave,  egg and vanilla. Mix it well with a wooden spoon. Add baking soda, salt, oats and flour and mix it in. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. Remove from pan and cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Slice and serve at room temperature.


  1. Oh I so want a slice right now:-) I bought bananas today, because I was hungry for banana bread:-) Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

  2. looks great! Can I sub honey for agave? thanks.