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“A low-rise dense, yeasty and different banana bread. Makes the best stuffed French Toast; see photo. From William Sonoma's The Bread Machine Cookbook with an addition of raisins.”
1 1/2 lb. loaf

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12-23 cup water
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 2 12 tablespoons oil or 2 12 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 12 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 13 cups oats
  • 2 23 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 12-34 cup raisins (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients except raisins in bread machine according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Place raisins in dispenser, if available, or set for fruits/nuts.
  3. Use sweet bread and medium crust settings.
  4. To make Banana Bread Stuffed French Toast:
  5. Slice bread in very thick slices.
  6. Cut pocket in slices.
  7. Mix cream cheese and a little milk to make spread. Add a dash of vanilla.
  8. Blend.
  9. Spoon about 1-2 teas. into pocket; mash edge slightly to close. Beat egg(s) with a little water in shallow pan.
  10. Heat unsalted butter in heavy skillet or electric griddle over MEDIUM-HIGH until it stops foaming.
  11. Dip bread slices in egg mixture; coat both side.
  12. Cook French Toast on each side until golden brown.
  13. Remove to warm plate and serve with melted jam of choice.

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