Eggless Banana-Walnut Bread

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Eggless Banana-Walnut Bread

One of the biggest additions (literally) to my kitchen this past year has been my oven.

I was previously using an old oven that belonged to my parents, and handed down to me. It was extremenly useful for my initial experiments. This was one of those old-time round ovens, that is still apparently available in stores in Kerala. Haven’t seen them anywhere else though. Anyway, this particular piece was getting old, and I really wanted something new that wouldnt give up on me in the middle of an experiment! ;P So in came my brand new Sunflame.

One of the baking experiments that has held true to taste has been the Banana Walnut bread. I got the recipe from here, and have made a couple of modifications to get mine right. Not big ones, but enough to make it mine.

Fresh and moist Banana Walnut bread!

Fresh and moist Banana Walnut bread!

So here goes!

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup (I use freshly made atta from a nearby chakki/flour mill, rather than prepackaged ones)
  • Maida/All purpose flour – 1/4 cup
  • Bananas – 2 large ones (Robusta only, preferably very ripe)
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Yoghurt – 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Oil – 4 tbsp (vegetable oil only)
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Walnuts – 1/2 cup (optional)
    • Can replace this with any other dry fruit as desired. Also the amount of walnut is also to taste.

Method:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg Celsius.
  • In a mixing bowl, peel the bananas and make a paste using a blender or with your hands.
  • Add in the milk, yoghurt, sugar, oil and vanilla essence and blend well using a blender/whisk.
  • Sift the flours, salt and baking powder to mix well, and gently add them to the mix.
  • Blend the entire mix carefully.
  • Add in the walnuts and mix evenly.
  • Grease a bread tin, and transfer this mix into.
  • Bake the bread for 35 mins.
    • Check around 30 mins by inserting a toothpick. Depending on the oven, the time taken for the bread to get done will differ.
  • Once the toothpick comes clean, you bread is ready to come out of the oven.
  • Let it sit for 5 mins before transfering it to a grill to cool down.
    • Dont put it onto a plate, as the moisture will collect at the base and make it soggy.
Ready to serve!

Ready to serve!

Once it has cooled down sufficiently, cut and serve with tea/coffee as an evening snack. The whole wheat, nuts and bananas keep it nutritious, and definitely tasty!

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