Monday

Banana ‘Wholesome’ Bread

Banana bread is one of my favorites. I altered the traditional recipe to accommodate healthier ingredients – some of my favorites like milled flax seeds, cranberries, millets or lightly toasted oats. Also to keep it very natural, I opted for cardamom to replace vanilla extract. The outcome - a dairy free, eggless version, that is simple, easy to make and healthy. This is one of our favorite weekday breakfasts and it pairs very well with regular coffee or milk (soy and regular).


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Ingredients

1 cup organic Whole Wheat flour

½ cup organic Oats (regular and lightly toasted)

1 ½ cups ripe organic Bananas, mashed

1 ½ cups organic Soy or Rice milk

3 tablespoons organic Flax seed, milled

1-2 teaspoons green Cardamom, finely powdered

1 ½ teaspoons Baking powder

½ teaspoon Baking soda

½ teaspoon Salt

Light cooking spray


Method


Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Sieve together wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. To this add flax seed, half the quantity of oats, cardamom powder and mix well.

Add in soymilk slowly to the dry mixture. Stir well till a thick batter forms.

Add the mashed bananas to this batter and slowly mix to evenly combine all ingredients.

Pour the batter into the previously prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining half of the oats on top of the batter.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

This bread can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. However, microwave the slices of this bread for 15-20 seconds before consuming /serving. It’s advisable to refrigerate the cake as room temperature can cause it to go awry due to the natural ingredients used.

This recipe goes out to JFI- Whole grains hosted by Suganya .


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20 comments:

Purnima said...

Eskay, bhaari healthy bread bake kella! The pic itself gives an idea on how tasty it would hv been, besides nutritious! tks for sharing!

notyet100 said...

THIS LOOKS YUM...:-)

Srivalli said...

That looks so delicious!..wish I could get my hands on it right now...

Bhawana said...

Eskay this is wonderful dear. Delicious, tasty, mouthwatering and soo tempting.. freat work.

Vanamala said...

sounds nice ...love the recipe

Pearlsofeast said...

Wonderful looking bread.I love the addition of flax seeds.

Eskay said...

Thanks Purnima!

Eskay said...

Thank you notyet100!

Eskay said...

Thanks Srivalli!

Eskay said...

Thank you Bhawana

Eskay said...

Thanks Vanamala!

Eskay said...

Thank you Pearls of East

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
That's a perfect entry to the event!

KayKat said...

I *love* the idea of adding flax seeds to the bread. I'm fast becoming a huge fan of flax, I throw it in my granola all the time!

Sounds delicious.

Matin said...

I love banana bread and cake. Your looks yummy:-)
X M

my comfort food said...

It's been a long time since you have posted anything new. Where are you? I truly love your recipes and am looking forward to a new post. There is an award waiting for you on my blog. :-)

Eskay said...

Thanks Sireesha!

Eskay said...

Thank you Matin,Kaykat and Usha

Anonymous said...

Do you add sugar to this cake? how puzzling...

Eskay said...

@ Anonymous....Nope no sugar...the sweetness in the banana, the non-dairy milk and cardamom adds the perfect touch of sweetness it needs...If you do like it sweeter then you could add agave nectar or honey instead of processed sugar. Hope this helps.