Friday, May 30, 2008

Banana Date Bread- Egg Free

My fruit basket held a couple of bananas that were beginning to look rather sad and would start to get squishy in another day or so. In order to use it up, I began to look up bread recipes and found one in a baking cookbook of mine for a banana date bread. I thought the combination of banana and dates sounded rather appealing and decided to give it a try.

But the recipe in the book called for butter, eggs and apf, all of which I was not in the mood to use, not to mention I hardly ever keep this stuff at home. So I decided to tweak the recipe considerably and make this an egg free, butter free version with whole wheat flour. The result was this delicious and tasty bread, the eggs and butter were definitely not missed:)

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Ingredients and method to make the banana date bread
Dry ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour (atta/ godumai maavu)
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour (maida)
1 cup dates pitted and chopped
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar (fine)

Wet ingredients
2 large bananas mashed (yielded 1 cup of mashed banana)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Pre heat oven to 350 deg F

Grease a loaf pan/ bundt cake pan and keep aside.

In a large bowl, mix together both the flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda and mix well.

Add sugar and mix again.

Add mashed bananas, milk and oil, one at a time and mix slowly and gently.

Add dates and mix again. Finally add vanilla essence, mix well. Pour this mixture into pre greased pan.
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Bake in preheated oven 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool, cut into slices and enjoy :)

This bread tastes best fresh or within a couple of days of making if stored in a cool dry place in an airtight container.

11 comments :

Ramya said...

The bread looks so nice.

I have been wanting to try this recipe for the past 3 days but surprisingly none of the shops near my house have dates..they are all out of stock... will try it soon

jayasri said...

oh! your banana-date loaf is looking gorgeous too..., so much of baking you have done...

Savitha Ganesan said...

Banana bread looks great.loved your clicks.

Savitha Ganesan said...

happy to follow you.

Rumana Ambrin said...

Lovely picture...

Veena Theagarajan said...

looks yum

Praveen said...

This looks yummy.

Resna Nishad said...

Super recipe thank you for sharing

Resna Nishad said...

Super recipe thank you for sharing

Resna Nishad said...

Super recipe thank you for sharing

tinku shaji said...

Yummy Bread

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