Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Banana Bread~A blog Hop

For today’s Blog Hop started by Radhika I am paired once again with Veena of Veg. Junction.

Choosing what I wanted to make was very easy as I had already bookmarked some recipes and plus the banana plant that we had planted decided to bestow its fruits on us.

Seeing Veena’s yummy bread I was a tad bit too confident and my bread did not rise to the occasion.

It was a bit too dense and my husband told me “just make the basic cake no variations please”. (To hubby dear anything sweet and out of the oven is cake. Even now he tells me it is a cake and not bread).

Now after this will you give up? I made the basic cake he wanted but made this too but after I googled and landed here the rest as we say is history.

The bread disappeared in a jiffy. The cake was not received as enthusiastically as this bread.

I wanted to try vegan so I substituted butter with oil both the times. Also   I am trying to include flax meal in our meals so this was ideal.

¼ + 1/8 cup Maida
½ cup Whole wheat flour
½ + ¼ cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup sugar (I used ordinary and Demerara in equal quantities)
40 ml olive oil (that is ½ of 1/3 cup)
½ tsp Baking powder
½ tsp soda
Salt a pinch
1 tbsp Flax meal
3 tblsp Warm water to mix with flax meal

1.    Mix the flax seed meal with warm water and set aside for about 5 minutes.
2.    Grease a bread loaf pan.
3.    Preheat the oven to 180ᵒC.
4.    Sift the flours with the baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.
5.    Mash the bananas well add the oil and whisk well.
6.    Add the sugar and cream for about 5 minutes.
7.    Stir in the flax meal mixture.
8.    Fold in the flours in this mixture.
9.    Transfer to the bread loaf pan and bake till done.

The flour was sticky dough and I could not smoothen it out. The recipe called for baking time of 35 minutes mine was done in 20. Please check the moment you get a delicious aroma.

Thanks Veena for a delicious recipe & Radhika for pairing me with Veena else this would have been sitting in my bookmarks for ages.



  1. nice banana bread recipe. I never made using flax meal, Great.

  2. Delicious looking banana bread. Looks so soft and delicious.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. the last time i made eggless banana bread it was disastrous but now i ll try your version for sure

  4. Your Hubby is not alone Archana. Even mine was like that but now a changed person. Like the way you converted into a vegan bake. Thanks for linking it to the event too.

  5. I like the sound of your banana bread. I've only ever made it with butter, but I want to try using olive oil and adding flax next time. Looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing it with BYOB this month, too =)

  6. I have bookmarked so many of Veena's baking recipes...good u tried one...lovely cake oops bread

  7. Interesting. Never heard of banana bread. Looks good.

  8. i too baked eggless version of banana bread for BHW, liked the addition of Flax meal will try it next time...lovely looking bread!
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  9. Even i get very confused between banana cake & bread.. Always thought it was very moist.. Your pics clearly indicate the bread texture.. Looks really good. Bookmarking this.. :) thanks so much for linking it to my event :)

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  10. delicious bread, so nice its eggless..

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  11. I haven't been able to try ANY banana bread/muffin recipe so far. My husband eats up bananas as soon as they start discoloring, whereas I keep telling him those are the kinds I need for baking!!!!

  12. Nice one I should try it out soon.

  13. I liked came out just perfect..

  14. Thanks all of you. I am enjoying your comments as much as the bread if not more.

  15. Delicious looking banana bread. Excellent pics.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  16. the bread looks awesome... just love it...

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  17. bread looks yumm n delicious too....

  18. first time here ...glad to follow you ... very yummy cake love the bananas in it...
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  19. Banana bread looks delicious, nice to try with olive oil and flax meal.

  20. nice banana bread, my mom in law also makes this

  21. Banana bread looks so delicious n yummy.

  22. Irresistible banana bread! Perfect with a cuppa tea now...;)

  23. With the home grown fruit, the banana bread seems a success by the look of the bread.
    Thanksn for the visit to my blog and the comments

  24. Lovely and perfect slice...looks spongy and yum!

  25. Yummy and delicious bread..loved the texture..

  26. Perfect textured yum looking bread....

  27. perfectly baked bread !! looks so soft and yummy !!

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