Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal Banana Bread
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal Banana Bread Recipe
3 cups of oatmeal
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 t. pure vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1 cup smashed raspberries
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
Make oat flour: Place oatmeal into blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until oatmeal resembles flour. You may need to stop blender and stir oats a couple of times to ensure that all oats have been blended.
Measure out just 2 cups of the oat flour and place in a medium bowl. Whisk in baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a separate large bowl, beat mashed bananas, dark brown sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs for 1-2 minutes until the consistency is smooth and creamy. Slowly add in flour mixture and mix until just combined.
Gently fold in raspberries and dark chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. (If using individual small loaf pans, bake 28-30 minutes.) Cool 10-15 minutes, then remove from pan and place on wire rack to finish cooling.