Thursday, October 29, 2009

Banana Bread

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Recipe courtesy: Joy of baking.

I have tried this a couple of times and everytime I am happy with its results.I have blindly followed the recipe without any modifications other than the addition of some chocolate chips to it.This is one perfect tea time bread and is very easy to prepare.We just loved the aroma of banana in it and the combination of banana and walnuts is incredible.I like to cut it into thick slices and the bread a little bit and have it with a cup of tea either as morning breakfast or evening snack.Try it and I am sure even you will say the same thing.I even tried the banana bread - eggless version which is equally amazing and I will try posting it some time later.

Ingredients:

1+3/4 cup(245 gms) All Purpose flour
3/4 cup(150 gms) White sugar

2 large eggs,at room temperature

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup (113 gms) Unsalted butter
3 large ripen banana's

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup walnuts,chopped


Method:
  • Grease a Loaf pan( 9 x 5 x 3) with butter and dust it with flour evenly or place a butter paper in the pan.
  • Preheat the Oven to 180 deg for 10 mins.
  • Slightly toast the walnuts in oven or on stove top and chop them into small pieces.
  • Melt butter and let it cool to the room temperature.
  • Beat the eggs with a hand whisker slightly until it is done.
  • Sift together flour,baking powder and baking soda twice to let them mix uniformly.
  • Grind sugar to a fine powder.
  • Mash the Banana with hands until all the lumps are removed.Add in sugar powder and mix properly.
  • Now add beaten eggs,vanilla essence and cooled butter to the banana mixture and mix until everything is mixed properly.
  • Add all the dry ingredients(Flour mixture,salt and cinnamon powder) to the wet ingredients(banana mixture) and gently fold using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula and mix until the batter is thick and chunky.(Do not over do the process of mixing as that yields in a rubbery bread).
  • Slightly coat the walnuts and choco chios with 1/2 tsp of flour and add to the batter and fold in roughly.
  • Gently scrape the batter into the greased loaf pan and place it in the oven and bake at 180 deg for 45-50 mins or bake until the crust is brown and tooth pick should come out clean when inserted.
  • Cool it on the wire rack and slice it and serve.
Note:
  1. As I did not have enough walnuts at that time I added 1/2 cup of walnuts and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips instead of 1 cup walnuts.
  2. You can even add other dry fruits like raisins,pecans,etc.
  3. You can even add 2-3 tsp of cocoa powder to the batter to get the chocolate flavor of banana bread.


Serving Suggestions:
  1. Toast the banana bread slice and serve it warm with tea.
  2. Apply peanut butter to the toasted slice of banana bread and serve.
  3. Serve it slightly warm(by keeping it in microwave for few seconds) with vanilla icecream.
  4. Serve it at the room temperature.

46 comments:

Happy cook said...

I love banana bread and this looks beautiful and so so delicous. Now just need a cup of coffee to enjoy this.

Happy cook said...

I love banana bread and this looks beautiful and so so delicous. Now just need a cup of coffee to enjoy this.

Pari said...

This is a favorite.urs looks so inviting dear, and love the presentation.

chakhlere said...

Wow!! Your bread has come out perfect.

Looks so nice and yummy!!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

wow!!!wonderful cake... that looks perfect...looks very moist ..

Rohini said...

Hmmm Yummy....! Nice clicks dear.. as always! :)

Gulmohar said...

Soft and delicious bread...good presentation as always :-)

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks lovely. Just want to gobble it up.

Valarmathi said...

Wow... banana bread looks perfect and yummy. Liked the way u presented it.

Sushma Mallya said...

beautiful click prathibha...well presented it also...looks so perfect ...

prasu said...

nice click dear.........delicious cake.

Preeti Kashyap said...

yummy.....the decoration is awesome! i love banana bread. I make it often at home!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow looks so perfectly baked and wonderful.

Nithya said...

Looks so soft and delicious :) Wish I could grab one..

Akal's Saappadu said...

banana and walnuts, and chocolate chips, yummm, that's a delicious breakfast!

Ambika said...

Thankyou Prathibha, I love Banana bread, this one looks sumptuous!

Kanchan said...

Banana bread with wonderful spread ... looks wonderful !! Keep it posting !

Varunavi said...

I love banana bread and even i make it quite often.

Nice decoration :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Picture makes me very hungry...

munchcrunchandsuch said...

I love banana flavour like crazy and this bread tops my list. well presented

RAKS KITCHEN said...

The banana flavor sounds great! Pretty presentation:) Perfect tea time snack :)

Nandini said...

Bread looks soft and perfect! Nice presentation!

sowmya.s said...

lovely slices..yumm..

vidhas said...

lovley banana Bread. You are making me hungry.

San!!! said...

Nice presentation and mouth watering recipe.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very nice bread dear.Love that flavor very much.

Sarah Naveen said...

Banana bread looks so yummy!!!
(Prathibha....
Did u do smthing abt it?? its resolved nw)

Spice said...

Good presentation....makes me hungry..

Saju said...

wow..this looks beautiul, thanks for visiting my blog.
following u...

Ashwini said...

banana bread looks yumm.. lovely presentation..

rekhas kitchen said...

I just love that flavor of banana and cinnamon.Bread looks so soft and yummm nice tips for serving....

Vidya Rao said...

Wow..perfect snack!

Supriya said...

Bread looks awesome:) wonderful presentation too! It was my grandmom's favorite bread recipe..she used to make it with Sooji though :)

Renu said...

I bake these quite often...aren't they yummy !! nice presentation

Priya said...

Prathy, i tried several times to ur blog, but i wasnt able through googlechrome, then i connected through IE..sorry that i didnt tried before to come here through IE..Delicious bakes..loved ur presentation..

K said...

love the way you have decorated it. Nice one!

anupama said...

Dear Parthibha,
lovely reaching your site.a wonderful presentation!beautiful clcks!
real yummy stuff.
wishing you a wonderful weekend,
sasneham,
anu

Lebouffe said...

How does it taste.. really curious.. I'm not quite a cooked banana fan... -Naina

Padma said...

I love banana bread and yours has come out perfect and looks delicious Prathibha and nice addition of chocolate chips :)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Wow..lovely bread and nice presentation..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Soft, moist and fluffy banana bread, beautifully decorated dear!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

My fav.... Even i have posted one now. Nice picture....

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely post on banana bread...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...looks very soft and drool worthy....nice to see those chocolate chips....

Shubha said...

hey Prathy,
Just made the banana bread.. and it came out yummy.. this will be my second submission to the "Tried & Tested" event.
thanks

Cissys Design said...

hey the Banana Bread looks great & it looks tasty .one technical question, i am looking to get my self an oven to bake,grill etc for my home.any suggestions on the same will be great.

then i can also try out the recipes mentioned out here

thanks
cissy

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