Have Leftover Half and Half? Make Banana-Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Bread in Your Air Fryer or Oven
This bread is good and easy! It lets you use up those bananas that have turned brown and half and half (milk and cream) that has been lingering too long in your refrigerator. The bread, despite the half and half, is fairly nutritious, with lots of oats, a minimum of sugar, and a fair amount of protein. The bread is great for breakfast, for filling snacks, or even as a dinner treat. Mini loaves cook in your air fryer in about 30 minutes, or you can bake large loaves large loaves in your regular oven in about an hour. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Banana-Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Bread -- Makes 4+ Mini Loaves
2 1/2 cups of 1/2 and 1/2 (half milk and half cream), clabbered is fine--just shake it well
2 1/2 cups of quick cooking oats
2 large eggs
1/3 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of dark brown sugar
1/2 cup of peanut butter
3 large mashed bananas (about 1 1/4 cups)
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Oats and sugar to sprinkle
In a large bowl whisk together well the 1/2 and 1/2, eggs, sugars, peanut butter and bananas. Stir in the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes, then stir it lightly again. Spritz small mini-loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray (or line the pans with foil and spritz the foil with cooking spray for easier cleanup) and divide the batter among the pans. Sprinkle the top of the batter with some oats (2 tablespoons or so) and sugar (2 tablespoons or so). Place two loaf pans in the air fryer basket, put the basket in the air fryer, and air fry the breads at 320 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center of a bread comes out with no wet batter attached. Remove the loaves to cool and cook the remaining loaves, using the same process. Let the breads cool in their pans for at least 10 minutes before removing them to cool completely. If you want to make one large loaf in the regular oven, spritz a large pan with non-stick cooking spray, pour the batter into the pan, dust the batter with oats and sugar, and bake the bread for about an hour at 350 degrees. Let the bread cool in its pan for 20 minutes before trying to remove it.