Whole Wheat Banana Bread

The only smell that can be compared to the freshly baked bread from the oven is the scent of Earth after the rains.. Heavenly it is !!!!

I couldn’t wait to dig in and try it but I had to wait for everyone to come home.. and when so many people enjoy a dish simultaneously it’s totally worth the wait..  In the meantime I was able to click some pics for the blog.. 🙂

Almost always I have a few overripe bananas that are lying on the kitchen table and has no takers.. Sometimes I make a banana shake but most of the time I am too health conscious to take those extra calories..(yes!! I mind it )

This bread is the perfect way to satiate both my sugar craving and having a quick snack that’s healthy too..

a quick recipe that was adapted from veg recipes of India.

The preparation is done in a jiffy and you are ready to bake bake bake..

Let’s get started folks…

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Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 medium-sized ripe or over ripe bananas, 300 grams
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour or 200 grams
  • ½ cup refined oil/coconut oil/sunflower oil 125 ml
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar or regular granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
  • 2 to 3 pinches nutmeg powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • a pinch of salt (optional)
  • 2 tb sp. Chopped walnuts
  • 2 tb sp. chocochips

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  • Grease a one pound cake tin or use silicon mould.
  • Take sliced bananas and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Mash the bananas or puree them with a hand blender.
  • Now add the oil, vanilla , cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder to the banana and mix well.
  • Sieve the flour with the baking soda, baking powder, salt directly in the bowl containing the mashed bananas.
  • Fold the sieved flour really well.
  • Also fold in 1 tbsp. Each of walnuts and chocolate chips.
  • This folding step is important as you want the whole bread mixture to be one and mixed evenly.
  • Pour the bread mixture into the loaf pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining nuts and chocochips.
  • Bake at 180 degree C for 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.
  • Once warm or cool remove the bread from the pan.
  • Slice and serve warm.
  • The remaining loaf, can be wrapped in a cling film or keep in a box in the fridge.

TIPS

  • Sweetness of the bread can be adjusted as per your preferences.
  • This bread can be made sugar-free by using sugar substitute or honey can be added instead of sugar.
  • Best served warm.. Just ensure the nuts don’t burn in the microwave.

Recipe By: abhiscookbook.wordpress.com

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