Saturday, December 9, 2006

Going Bananas - The Fruity Nutty Bread


All the elders of my family love me for one very good reason - i seldom fuss about eating fruits and vegetables... but if there is one fruit i hate eating, its the bananas... yes though it's surprising, i just can't stand bananas... and to my dismay, the only fruit that they fed us at hostel ( for 4 whole years!)was - u guessed it - bananas...poor me :(... but my friends had no problem eating an extra fruit...

So never in my wildest dreams did i think that i would be blogging about bananas...but after i saw an array of banana bread posts in Nandita's WBB#7 round-up, i was tempted to try out "the bread"...thus i went out looking around for an egg less banana bread recipe...and i was overjoyed when i found out an "egg less butter less recipe" here.. i replaced all purpose flour with a mix of all purpose and wheat flour...and added raisins,dried blueberries and prunes...the result was a wonderful smelling healthy breakfast...here goes the recipe...

Ingredients:

Makes 1 loaf

1-1/3 cup flour ( i used 1 cup wheat + 1/3 cup all purpose flour)
1/2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 pinch salt
2 large ripe bananas ( mashed )
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/3 cup reduced fat buttermilk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup mixture of dry fruits (raisins, dried blueberries and prunes)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slightly grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan with non stick cooking spray( or a drop of butter). Set aside.

Blend the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.

Mash Bananas. Add oil, buttermilk and vanilla to the mashed bananas. Mix well by hand or using food processor.

Pour banana mixture into dry ingredients. Stir until just mixed.

Add chopped walnuts and dry fruits. Stir until just mixed. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 45-55 minutes or until rich brown and the center is set.

Allow it cool completely and cut into thick slices.

Serve with fruits for a healthy and tasty breakfast!

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Ultimate Foodie at 1:23 PM

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at December 11, 2006 at 5:12:00 AM PST Blogger Asha said...

I am so happy just by looking at it!:) Very nice, attractive color and yummy!

 
at December 11, 2006 at 10:20:00 AM PST Blogger Ultimate Foodie said...

Thanks Asha! it was the first time i had baked bread and the results were encouraging, jus like ur comments :)

 

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