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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Eggless Banana - Walnut Bread

Doesn't it seem magical when overripe bananas fit to trash turn into a wonderful treat?

Today is the last day for my "Eggless / Vegan Baking" themed posts in BM#13 and I have saved my best for the last. I had a low calorie eggless banana bread recipe for years but still never cared to bake one until I saw Madhuram's recipe. I think the image she posted tempted me to try her recipe and honestly, our whole family instantly fell in love with this utterly delicious, eggless version of banana nut bread. It has somehow become a cherished recipe and I have baked this bread countless times in the past year. This is such a fool proof recipe that it had turned out perfect every time I have baked it and so I don't prefer to meddle with the recipe. Thanks to Madhu, friends and other family members who have tasted it always have showered me with praises and I am not going to search for another banana bread recipe in my life. I also assure you that you forget about calories and such trivial things once you taste this. :)
The original recipe is a vegan one and I have tried both vegan / non vegan versions.

Recipe Source: Eggless Cooking
Baking pan: The original recipe uses a 8x4 inch pan. I usually bake it in my 10x5 inch loaf pan.

2 cups all purpose flour / maida
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp allspice powder / cardamom powder
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (or substitute regular white sugar)

1/2 cup butter / margarine
3 medium sized bananas, mashed well
1/4 cup milk (non dairy milk for vegan version)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (Save some to sprinkle on top.)

1. Combine the milk and vinegar in a small bowl and keep aside.
2. Combine flour, salt, baking soda and allspice / cardamom in another bowl.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F / 175 deg C.
4. Cream together the sugar and butter in another bowl. Add milk - vinegar mixture, banana puree and vanilla to it and mix.
5. Stir in walnuts and the dry ingredients from step 2. Combine well.
6. Pour the batter into a greased baking pan. Sprinkle walnuts on top.
7. Bake until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean or about 60 - 70 minutes.
8. Transfer the bread from pan after completely cooling. I usually bake it at night, leave it overnight and slice in the morning.

Linking this to
1. Srivalli's "Kid's Delight" event, guest hosted by Priya this month with the theme "Eggless / Vegan Bakes".
2. Anjali's "Cakes, Cookies & Desserts" event.


Sangeetha M said...

i am planning to bake some cake with banana n u r here with super delicious banana cake with eggless version...looks so delicious..thanks for sharing!!
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Harini said...

A perfect bake. I have observed that the combination of milk and Apple cider vinegar is a fool proof egg substitute!!

Hema said...

Very nice, an eggless version, the bread has a nice texture..

Rasi said...

Another great one suma.. been planning i should bake one! Bookmarking this :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing such mouth watering cookie and bread recipes. Your family and kids must be enjoying a lot. Keep up your good work !

Gayathri Kumar said...

Bread looks fabulous...

Srivalli said...

Suma, I have enjoyed all the seven days with wonderful recipes...so glad you could join us..

chef and her kitchen said...

very delicious bread...looks nice

Niloufer Riyaz said...

My favorite bread!! yummmy!!

Anjali Shukla said...

Eggless...you sure!! They look so spongy and well baked...hats off!!
Thanks for linking to Cakes, Cookies and Desserts. :)

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

looks fabulous... now i know what im gonna do with the overripe banana sitting in my fridge :)

Kanan said...

perfect looking bread.

preeti garg said...

love this breadd


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Sumi said...

love the addition of apple cider vinegar. never used it. Will try it next time:)

Anjali Shukla said...

Hey dear, couldn't find your link in the event list...were there any server or connecting issues? If so, mail me your link, I'll update from my end. :)

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

The kidnapped link finally found!! :P

hotpotcooking said...

WOW!!! Looks yumm and delicious

Rujuta said...

Lovely to see eggless version yet it looks spongy and lovely... Delicious and great looking cake..
Thanks for sharing recipe....

Archana said...

I swear if this say service not available I ma not going to try posting any more comments.

Awesome bread. Love it.

Anonymous said...

What can be used in place of apple cider vinegar? Can I just substitute with plain vinegar?

Anonymous said...

After baking, should i leave it outside at room temperature or refrigerate it ?

Suma Gandlur said...

1. Plain vinegar can be substituted.
2. If you are going to finish it sooner then you can leave it outside. Or else refrigerate it.

Anonymous said...

I made it yesterday it came out super yummy. I thought baking process to so long 70 mins plus I switched off oven and left for some more time. Today I sliced bread it was awesome. Thanx for the recipe.