Monday, April 26, 2010

Eggless Chocolate Banana Bread..a low fat version!!!!!

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Hi folks!!!
I am sorry for my sudden disappearance from blogging and not posting regularly and not even doing blog hopping,the reason behind this was just a bit of laziness added after my inlaws visit to our place and then I got stuck with a couple of tasks.
I will try to visit your places soon and will also go through all the yummy posts which I missed.


And coming to today's recipe,I have tried this bread long back almost four months back from priya's blog,and yes you guessed right even these pictures are four months old.The reason behind why I liked that recipe is its low fat version and also a very healthier option as half the portion of refined flour is replaced by whole wheat flour.The recipe was so simple and I absolutely loved this low fat chocolaty and nutty banana bread.


Ingredients:
1 cup All purpose flour
1/2 cup Wheat flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup Sugar

3 tbsp oil (I used saffola brand )

2 big ripen Bananas

1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Baking powder

1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/3 cup Almonds

2 tbsp chocolate chips

1 cup water


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.
  • Sieve all purpose flour,wheat flour,cocoa powder,baking soda,baking powder all together for 3-4 times until you get a uniform mix of all flours.
  • Grind the almonds to a coarse powder.
  • Mash the ripen banana's into a smooth mixture and add sugar to it and mix well until it melts.You can even grind the sugar to a fine powder and add that to the above mixed dry ingredients.
  • Add oil,water,apple cider vinegar,vanilla essence to the banana mixture and mix well until everything is well incorporated.Use a hand whisker to make this job easier.
  • Add few spoons of dry ingredient mixture and almond powder and fold into the banana mixture carefully.Repeat the process and by using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula mix until the batter is thick and chunky.(Do not over do the process of mixing as that yields in a rubbery bread).
  • Add the chocolate chips which are tossed in 1/2 tsp flour to the above mixture and gently fold into the bread mixture.
  • 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. You can even add walnuts along with the chocolate chips.
  2. You can even add other dry fruits like raisins,pecans,etc to the batter.

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 ice cream.
  4. Serve it at the room temperature.

41 comments:

Aps said...

Wow....I will try this once i get my oven... :)

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks moist and delicious..

kamala said...

Welcome back dear i use miss your post very much and the bread looks delicious and soft.

Preeti Kashyap said...

So moist and delicious. Good to see you back in the blogging world!

Aruna Manikandan said...

WOW!!!!
Cake looks perfect...
Will soon give a try :-)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

a temptation slice of cake which makes me drool..should try as recently too many post on choc cakes:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks and sounds good good prathiba,will try out sometime :)

Happy Cook said...

As it is low fat i don't have to feel guilty if i take two piece of that delicous bread.

Priya said...

Glad to see u back Prathy, bread looks super soft, moist and yumm!!

divya said...

looks moist and delicious..

Cham said...

Welcome back ! The melting choco here and there makes me think of fruit cake! Perfect for mornin breakfast!

Neetz said...

woowww yummy yumm :)..
plz do coolect yourawards from my blog :)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Bread looks very moist and super delicious dear :)

Sush said...

welcome back.., that cake is drool worthy

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wow.. really soft and delicious..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved ur space and ur interesting posts. Glad to follow u:):)Choc banana bread looks amazing and sure to taste good too, loved the moist and soft texture.Bookmarked.

Uma said...

looks so delicious and perfect.

anushruti said...

This looks delicious!

Amu's Mum's Kitchen said...

Hi !!!!! it looks lovely . Would be a good recipe for my health concious husband..

Suma Rowjee said...

Looks super indeed Chef!!

Ann said...

Sounds super delicious and looks fabulous.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

moist and yum and eggless too - wow a great one...

Krishnaveni said...

Superb. Please collect your awards from my blog

Valarmathi said...

Welcome back Prathiba. Cake looks soft and moist. Mouthwatering.

Chitra said...

Looks too good...have bookmarked !

munchcrunchandsuch said...

oh prathy, talk abt taking breaks..I knw how it feels..its so rfreshing no?I am just back to bloggong after a gud break..bread looks soft n moist

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely reciipe dear..i would definitely try this one out soon

Usha said...

Bread looks fabulous !

PJ said...

Hi Prathy,I was just wondering about your absence.Good to see you back.The cake is definitely tempting and the low fat version makes it look all the more attractive!!

Pavithra said...

Hey seeing this after long time..I think I am late to post comment, Low fat version is really nice can make often hah :)

Dave said...

Hi Prathy. I hope it's OK to contact you here, We came across your blog and We'd like to invite you to appear on our Foodie site - Foodierama. Have a look at http://www.foodierama.com and send us a note on our contact form or through the email in this comment if interested. Thanks and sorry to intrude , Dave

Rachana Kothari said...

the bread looks so moist and yumm...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

First time here.....YOur blog is loaded with some great recipes and wonderful photography. Following you dear....Bread looks fabulous and wonderful presentation.
Do drop in sometime if time permits you...
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sayali said...

pics are awesome..A dish should always look tempting ..its the first requirement for anyone to fall in love with it....i loved this recipe...
Nice recipes dear ...happy to follow u.

Preeti Kashyap said...

Hi Prathiba. Been a long time. hope you are doing fine!

Do participate in my ongoing event green Gourmet. Will love to have your recipes.

http://relishingrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/05/introducing-green-gourmet-event-green.html

Parita said...

Delicious bread! Perfectly baked!

AdukalaVishesham said...

looks beautiful... and no guilty feeling too :) low fat hurray...

Jay said...

Hy Prathy,
wonderful space you have. First time here. Amazed by your breathtaking beautiful clicks. Glad to follow u.
Cake recipe sounds very tempting...gonna try soon.
Do drop in at my space sometime.

Letchumi Sekaran said...

Looks so yummy. Must give a try. Do drop by my blog for some cakes that i've done.
www.lmiscakes.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,
ur reipes r tooo good .i tried many of them,the list is very long.abt this one ,is there any alternate for apple cider vinegar r can i avoid it.reply plz

prathibha Garre said...

@anonymous..if you have normal vinegar replace apple cider vinegar with it and if you don't have even that skip it and try and I think it should come out good because of the mashed banana.

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