The shining star behind this golden bread? TURMERIC! Its anti-inflammatory properties make it one of my favorite spices but it also gives that gorgeous golden color. I've been obsessing over golden mylk so why not try a golden bread? Thank you to the bananas who sacrificed their lives for this one, this recipe will be on REPEAT.
Golden Oat Banana Bread
1 cup of mashed banana (about 3 medium bananas)
1/2 cup of greek yogurt
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of fall warming spice
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
scant 1/2 tsp of turmeric
1 cup of rolled oats (plus a bit more to sprinkle on top)
1/2 cup of roughly chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease or parchment a small loaf pan (mine is 8.5x4.5x2.5).
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat together the mashed banana, yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla until combined. Turn down to med-low and beat in the eggs one at a time.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, warming spice, cinnamon, and turmeric. On low again, (so you don't cover yourself) slowly add in the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until the batter just comes together, don't over-mix!! Lastly, gently fold old in the oats and walnuts.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle some oats over the top. Place in the oven on the middle rack for 55-60 minutes or until fully cooked through and a knife comes out clean.*
Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes or so then transfer to a cooling rack. Let it cool completely or at least until it's no longer hot (just barely warm) before cutting it.**
*The knife test is hard with this one since you will have some banana chunks throughout that may coat it. Use your best judgment, it should be done after 60 minutes. Also, check your bread at about 40 minutes, if it's looking dark brown already on top, cover it with a foil tent to prevent burning. I covered mine for about the last 10 minutes or so but it will depend on your oven.
** If you cut your bread while it's hot, all the moisture and air will escape and it will become dense. You can always reheat it or toast it after.
I’m Brittany and this is ME. I’m a health nerd with a sarcastic sense of humor, a smiling/laughter problem, and a niche in the kitchen. I have a passion for fitness and cooking because together they changed my outlook on life. Live for the moment and do what you love: that’s what’s important. I kick a** in Pilates/Barre and the kitchen because it’s what makes me happy, it’s what I’m good at, and I LOVE it.