borrowing some Joy

If Joy the Baker were my neighbor we would be passing recipes back and forth. I would occasionally stop in to borrow a cup of sugar in exchange for some of our fresh eggs. I’d take her canned goods and she’d bake us cookies. We’d pick berries and add mint infused booze and sip on the deck. That’s what I think anyway…

Oh well, perhaps she can’t test my latest batch of jam, or fry up a freshly laid egg on a saturday morning, but I can borrow from her anyway because she has been kind enough to share her recipes with us via the internets.

I adapted this recipe from here… Check it out, you may want to make it as is, but I don’t like whipping up egg whites separately on a Tuesday afternoon after teaching school, helping stain the deck, canning peaches in honey syrup – before my much longed for siesta, which- probably will not happen.

Enough is enough. But, one thing I know, you can’t go wrong with Joy’s recipe, so give her a try, if not now, then later.

Inspired by Joy the Baker, I present…

(this is a stick to your ribs hearty banana bread. if you are looking for sickenenly sweet and doughy, don’t bother).

Walnut Oatmeal Banana Bread

makes 2 loaves

  • - 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • -1 cup whole wheat flour
  • - 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • - 1 tsp  salt
  • - 1 tsp baking soda
  • - 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • - 1 tsp cinnamon
  • - 6 tbs coconut oil
  • - 2 large eggs
  • - 6 large bananas, ripe
  • - 2 cups uncooked old fashioned oats
  • - 1/2 cup walnuts  (optional I suppose)

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Butter and flour a loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients including the oats and cinnamon.

In a smaller bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. Add oil and eggs and mix thoroughly.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix.  Batter will be pretty thick.

Pour batter into pans and bake until top of loaf is firm to touch, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out and cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes. Slice and brew yourself a cuppa.

( I had a tiny bit of batter left, so I made 5 small cup cakes and added a little piece of dark chocolate in the middle of each one. I don’t care who knows it, I think the Europeans have it right, chocolate in the middle of the afternoon is essential to a well balanced diet.)

taking 2 slices, minus one bite to the man cave.

3 Responses to “borrowing some Joy”

  1. bern says:

    YUM i think i’m going to make this one

  2. Jen says:

    Did you soak your oats first? And everything is better with chocolate;)

    • anitajoye says:

      no… no time. i hold that on par with whipping egg whites and folding things in. not meant for a quik ‘get it in the oven’ treat. :)

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