Thursday, May 21, 2020

BANANA BREAD / BANANA LOAF


This is a deliciously moist banana bread or loaf that you are going to fall in love for sure. It is very easy to make and whenever you have some over-ripe bananas just grab the opportunity and go for it. You could play with the ingredients a bit depending on the availability like the addition of walnuts, mixed nuts, choco chips, for flavours you can also try to add a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg... choice is yours. Serve it warm or cold.


Ingredients:
Bananas .............3 peeled and mashed (about 1 cup)
APF / Maida ..... 1 cup
Whole wheat flour ... 1 cup
Sugar ...................... 3/4 cup
Brown sugar ............ 1/4 cup (or organic jaggery powder)
Eggs ......................... 2
Butter ...................... 1/4 cup
Walnuts ................... 1/4 cup (small pieces)
Milk ........................ 3/4 cup
Lemon juice ............ 2 tbsps (divided)
Baking soda ............ 1 tsp
Salt ........................ 1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence ...... 1 tsp (you may use banana essence also)
(all ingredients at room temperature)


Method:
1. Mix 1 tbsp of lemon juice in the milk and set aside.
2. Mix 1 tbsp of lemon juice with the mashed banana and set aside.
3.Combine the flours, baking soda and salt. Mix well and set aside.
4. In a large bowl beat the butter and both sugars.
5. Add the eggs one by one and beat well. 
6. Add the essence.
7. Now add the flour spoonful at a time and little milk ( Milk and lemon juice mixture) in between and continue to beat until all the flour and milk are used up.
8. Fold in the mashed banana with a spatula. 
9. Add the chopped or crushed walnuts also while folding in the banana. 
10. This makes 2 smaller breads. Grease and line the loaf tins with butter paper and transfer the batter into them. If you have a large loaf pan you can bake it in one.
11. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200 C about 55 mins to 1 hour. Please note that the time may vary a bit from oven to oven depending on the size and type. Keep a check.
12. You can check the cake by inserting a tooth pick if it is baked perfectly.


Notes / Tips 
1. You may substitute the vanilla essence with banana essence.
2. Grind the sugar a bit if the granules are not fine. You can also use icing sugar.
3. You can also use organic jaggery powder instead of brown sugar.
4. The time of baking may vary a bit from oven to oven depending on the size and type of the oven used.
5. All the ingredients must be at the room temperature. 
6. You can add a little cinnamon or nutmeg powder if you like.
7. If you want it super moist the tip is to place the hot loaf tin in the freezer for a while. 

10 comments:

  1. Banana Bread is so moist and love the crumb. Awesome bake, I simply love banana bread with a glass of milk.

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  2. Yummy banana bread, perfectly baked

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  3. The texture of the banana bread is lovely and so soft. Perfect tea time cake for me

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  4. Your banana bread looks so delicious, its one of my favorite teatime treats. I love it with a cup of tea.

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