Banana Bread, that innocuous looking cake-masquerading-as-bread breakfast choice has eluded me for a while now. But when I saw this, it took me less than five minutes to assemble the required ingredients and a very short while later I had a wonderful banana bread that my family and I absolutely loved. And here’s the bonus- Its low fat and very healthy( flax seeds, almonds..and what have you…).
Go ahead, make some now…….
Eggless Choco-Nut Banana Bread
Ingredients: (yields one loaf in a 9 X 12 pan)
1. 2 cups whole wheat flour + 1 cup all purpose flour plus more for dusting
2. a pinch of salt
3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
4. 1/3 cup flaxseed powder
5. 1/3 cup + 1 cup milk
6. 1/4 cup oil
7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8. 1 cup sugar
9. 1 cup mashed banana, about 3-4 bananas depending on the size
10. 1/2 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
11. 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
12. 1 cups chopped almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Lightly grease a 9 X 12 loaf pan.
First sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
Take 1/3 cup of the milk and add the flaxseed powder to it.Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile in another bowl combine the oil, sugar, vanilla essence ,mashed banana, and the remaining milk.
Add the flaxseed powder-milk mix to this and stir to combine.
Add the flour mix to this wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just blended. Dont panic if its a sticky dough. Thats the way its supposed to be.Thrwo in the chocolate chips and the chopped(or powdered in my case) almonds. Fold it it.
Spoon the dough into the loaf pan and bake for about an hour to hour and a half or till the toothpick comes out clean .
Cool completely for about 15 minutes before turning the bread over. Slice only when completely cool or it will fall apart.