At Our Table: Banana Oat Bread

The kitchen table is one of our social centers at home.  We talk about our day and the important events for the week.  We often gather there to do family quiet time.  A reading from the Bible or Daily Light:  Morning and Evening followed by our individual prayers usually happens there.  Sometimes we share our memory verses.  And of course we EAT!  We are a family that loves to eat.   One of my favorite things to make at home is a quick and easy Banana Oat Bread that I want to share with you.  I’m so grateful that we can pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.”  Bread is often talked about in the Bible.  God sent manna from heaven.  Exodus 25:30 talks about “the bread of the Presence.”  Jesus said “I am the bread of life” (John 6:35).  When Jesus was being tempted by Satan, our Lord quoted, “It is written, ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4).   Though we don’t “live on bread alone,” it clearly has its place!   There is nothing like the scent of baked bread to make a home feel cozy and welcoming.  It is my prayer that we would slow down long enough in our busy weeks to reminisce with our families, pray for one another and enjoy some delicious, healthy food.  What you will notice about this recipe is there is no sugar added.  Enjoy!

Ingredients for Banana Oat Bread:

1 ½ cups flour

½ cup Old Fashioned Oats

⅓ cup milk

1 ½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

½ tsp cinnamon powder

⅛ tsp nutmeg powder

1 egg

3 sweet bananas

¼ cup oil

Directions:

Grease your loaf pan.  I like to use Smart Balance.

Preheat Oven to 350° F. 

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Bake in the oven for 58 minutes.   This time works for me.  But check your own oven and bread for doneness.  

Next time you want the family to gather around, bake Banana Oat Bread and let the conversation begin.  May nourishment, love, and sweet fellowship always abound at your table.    

2 thoughts on “At Our Table: Banana Oat Bread

  1. Thank you!

    On Sun, 23 Jan 2022 at 13:07, Pastor Sharon’s Blog wrote:

    > pastorsharonblog posted: ” The kitchen table is one of our social centers > at home. We talk about our day and the important events for the week. We > often gather there to do family quiet time. A reading from the Bible or > Daily Light: Morning and Evening f” >

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  2. Wow! With Osky gone at the hospital, I had a bunch of extra, super-ripe bananas on hand, which I made into banana bread (and shared). The next week, I made another loaf (which came out better) and it has been used in Osky’s breakfast several times since he came home. This week, I bought too many bananas on purpose, because the bread was a hit — and you have given me a new (and sounds like better!!) recipe, right on time for my next loaf! I can’t wait to try it! 😋 😚

    On Sun, Jan 23, 2022, 4:07 PM Pastor Sharon’s Blog wrote:

    > pastorsharonblog posted: ” The kitchen table is one of our social centers > at home. We talk about our day and the important events for the week. We > often gather there to do family quiet time. A reading from the Bible or > Daily Light: Morning and Evening f” >

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