Oat flour: 2 cups
Flaxmeal: 3 tbsp+ 3/4 cup
Water: 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp
Baking soda: 1 tsp
Ground cinnamon: ½ tsp
Ground nutmeg: ¼ tsp
Vanilla extract:1 tsp
Brown sugar:3/4 cup
Olive oil: 1/4 cup
Overripe bananas: 2 cups( 4 bananas),mashed
Raisins: 1/4 cup ( optional)
In a mixing bowl mix together 3 tbsp Flaxmeal with 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp water and keep aside.
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and keep aside.
Beat together the flaxmeal+water mixture, oil, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg in a medium bowl until smooth. Add the banana, beating until smooth. Add oat flour and 3/4 cup flaxmeal, raisins and nuts, stirring until smooth. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and let it rest at room temperature, uncovered for 10 minutes.
Bake the bread for 45 minutes. Lay a piece of foil gently across the top and bake until a cake tester (like a toothpick) inserted into the center comes out clean, 10 to 15 minutes more..
Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before turning it out of the pan onto a rack to cool completely.
Slice and serve with a cup of tea or coffee.
Enjoy! I am bringing this to all the wonderful gals at Angie's Fiesta Friday. This week's co-hosts are the very talented and capable Selma @Selma's table and Elaine@Foodbod.
Cooking made easy:
Oat flour can be easily made at home by grinding oatmeal to a fine powder using a regular blender/ mixie.
Flaxmeal can also be made at home by grinding flax seeds in a blender/ mixie.
Tip for healthy living:
Flaxseeds are extremely healthy. They are not only rich in omega-3 fatty acids,but are also great source of dietary fiber. Flaxmeal is a great way of incorporating flax seeds into our daily diet. You could just mix it into your regular shakes/ smithies, oatmeal etc.
Food for thought:
A thing well done is worth doing. Hugh Leonard