Banana Bread

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The aroma of freshly baked Banana Bread is intoxicating. Making breads right from scratch and without any preservatives simply reinvigorates your taste buds. The moistness of the bread, the hint of cinnamon powder and the sweetness of the bananas will make you fall in love with this wonder. When you will be contemplating what to do with those over ripe bananas in your kitchen, this recipe is the best bet.

I love to have this bread loaf on my kitchen counter so that I can munch on this healthy snack cum dessert whenever I wish to. Banana bread is addictive and I bet you cannot satiate your craving with just one slice. My friends and family simply love it. Some have it with their daily dose of cuppa and some have it for a healthy sugar rush.
My guinea pig aka my husband loves this bread making me go back again and again to this recipe. Now that I have a baby, I think making fresh breads at home with bananas will be a great lunchbox and snacking option rather then him resorting to unhealthy fried snacks and chocolates.
So it’s time for you to take out your baking utensils and try your hands in making this easy, no messy Banana Bread recipe.
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RECIPE

INDGREDIENTS: (For 1 loaf in a 9 inch loaf pan)
  • 2 large ripe bananas (or 4 medium/small ripe bananas)
  • 240 gms all purpose flour ( or 120 gms of all purpose flour and 120 gms of whole wheat flour)
  • 150 gms of granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon grounded cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup roasted and roughly chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 115 gms unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • pinch of salt (omit salt if you use salted butter)

METHOD:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (i.e.350 F). Spray the bread tin with butter and then dust it with flour.
  • In a bowl combine, all purpose flour (or all purpose flour and whole wheat flour), cinnamon powder, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar, salt and walnuts.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs lightly with a fork.
  • Mash the bananas (I usually mash it with a fork). Combine mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla essence, melted butter.
  • Using a spatula lightly fold in the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until combined. Do not overwork/ over mix the batter.
  • Pour it in the bread tin and bake for an hour.
  • The bread should be golden brown and a tooth pick inserted should come out clean.
  • Once out of the oven, let the bread cool a bit before you unmould it.
  • You can have the bread as it is or serve it with whipped cream.

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Keep cooking, keep enjoying!

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