Banana-Blueberry Oatmeal Bread
Quick breads are easy to make. Their flavor and texture usually gets better if allowed to stand, covered, overnight at room temperature.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 12
- 1 (3-ounce) package low-fat cream cheese, softened
- ¼ unpacked cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 medium bananas, mashed
- 1 large egg
- 2 egg whites from large eggs
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ cup regular oatmeal
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9″ × 5″ loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray containing flour, and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese with the brown sugar and sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in the mashed bananas, then add the egg, egg whites, and orange juice and beat until smooth.
Stir together the flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to the batter and stir just until combined. Fold in the blueberries and oatmeal. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 50–60 minutes, or until the bread is a deep golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
PER SERVING: Calories: 144 | Protein: 4 g | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Fat: 1.9 g | Saturated Fat: 0.9 g | Cholesterol: 22 mg | Sodium: 196 mg | Potassium: 172 mg | Phosphorus: 75 mg | Calcium: 45 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Exchanges: 1 ½ Starch, ½ Fruit | Gluten Free: Use gluten-free flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and cream cheese
Fresh or Frozen Fruit?
When baking, you can usually use either fresh or frozen fruit. If using frozen fruit, do not thaw before adding it to the batter, or it will add too much liquid and color or stain the bread. Use frozen fruits that are dry packed, with no added sugar or other ingredients.