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Banana Pecan Oatmeal Bread

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you bananas, you make banana bread. Hearty and delicious, this is a time‑honoured, kid‑approved favourite. Serve for breakfast or slice it up and pack it up in lunch bags.
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  • 1/2 cup Large Flake Quaker® Oats or Quick Quaker® Oats (uncooked)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 cup Large Flake Quaker® Oats or Quick Quaker® Oats (uncooked)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup fat‑free milk
  • 1 cup mashed, very ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all‑purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to make it

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Spray bottom only of 9 x 5‑inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Combine all topping ingredients; set aside.
  2. For bread, combine oats and milk; let stand 10 minutes. Add bananas, oil and eggs to oat mixture; mix well.
  3. Combine dry ingredients. Add oat mixture to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do NOT over mix!)
  4. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with reserved topping; pat gently. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean.
  5. Cool 10 minutes in pan; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly wrapped.

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