I love bananas. I love blueberries. (They are a superfood, you know.) I love it even more when I can combine them into one healthy bread that is perfect not only as a dessert, but later to eat with a cup of coffee while watching my new obsession, “Love It or List It.”
Betty Crocker’s Blueberry-Banana-Oat Bread
2 ¾ C Bisquick Heart Smart Mix
2/3 C sugar
1/3 C quick-cooking oats
1 C mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
¼ C milk
1 C fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blueberries
1. Heat oven to 375°. Grease bottom only of 9x5 loaf pan with shortening or cooking spray. (Or, do as I did, use a Bundt pan.)
2. Smush up ripe bananas. They should look like this.
3. In large bowl, stir Bisquick mix, sugar, oats, bananas, milk and eggs until moistened; beat vigorously 30 seconds. Gently stir in blueberries. Pour into pan.
4. Bake 45 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen loaf from sides of pan; remove from pan and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing.
Note: refrigerate if any left overs. Also, regular baking mix works, too.Bread is so important. The smell of fresh bread, fruity or not, baking in our kitchens is the epitome of home to me. However, Jesus said we can’t live on bread.
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 New King James Version (NKJV)
In today’s world, the way we know every word that proceeds from the mouth of God is to read scripture. We have never lived in a time when the word of God is so accessible yet so ignored. Don’t neglect spiritual food – read the word every day!
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