Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Oat Banana Bread with Condensed Milk


Its been a while since I baked anything, so the sight of three over ripe bananas in my fruit bowl failed to evoke the usual feelings of guilt I feel when I see over ripe bananas. Why guilt you wonder? well....... somehow having over ripe bananas makes me feel guilty because I feel responsible for not having consumed these bananas, or put them to some use before they got to this stage. This time though it actually made me feel some anticipation as I was cooking up ideas in my head as to what bakes I would try with these bananas.

After discarding the ideas of muffins and cakes (too much butter and sugar in each of these to make me happy) I finally settled on wanting to make banana bread....again :-)    Only I wanted to try something different from the types of banana bread I have made in the past. As is often the case with me, I was unable to find time to research out a good recipe for the same. So I did what I do when I lack time, I just made up the recipe as I went along and crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.The bread turned out soft, moist, fluffy and sufficiently sweet and I am looking forward to having ripe bananas soon so that I can make another round of this bread.


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Ingredients and Method to make Oat Banana Bread with condensed milk
1 cup rolled oat flour (See notes)
1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
1 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder (aluminum free) , 
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

3 large ripe bananas (yielded 1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas)
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (sweetened evaporated milk)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup milk

Pre heat oven to 350 deg F

Grease a bread loaf pan made with metal or glass with a drop or two of oil and keep aside.

Mix oat flour, AP flour and Whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Add to this salt, soda, baking powder and cinnamon powder and mix well.

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Add condensed milk to this mixture and stir it in slowly. Add mashed bananas and mix it in to this mixture.

Add oil, milk and essence and mix well. The mixture should be of dropping consistency.

Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and level it gently.

Place the pan into the oven and bake for about 35 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

Cool, slice and serve.

Notes

I just processed rolled oats in my spice grinder until it yielded me fine flour. You can use store bought oat flour for this bread too .

If you like your bread very sweet like cake, then you can increase the condensed milk to 1 cup and do not have to add 1/4 cup of milk.

Update: This picture is from a subsequent time I made it when I baked the bread in a bundt pan. It takes a little less time to bake when baked in a bundt pan but not much, about 5 to 6 minutes less. 

45 comments :

Poornima Nair said...

Looks moist and delicious...

Happy cook said...

Wow that looks so yumm. I can imagine the flavours in that cake.

anudivya said...

I no longer feel guilty about ripe bananas for I am sure I could find a recipe to make it yummier. Muffins and breads are right up the list.
So did you use condensed milk in place of sugar?

Prathibha said...

wow That looks really yummy...I think addition of some nuts makes it even more delicious..!!
nice loaf..

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow the loaf looks pretty nice..& healthy too..

lata raja said...

Great! I will also look forward to over-ripening my bananas:)

Parita said...

Wow the bread looks great..moist and delicious..perfect, love this healthier version, m planning to make banana muffins as i have few bananas at home..will try yours and let u know :)

Priti said...

That's interesting.....looks soft and yum..inbtw do we have to use condensed milk or sugar?

rekhas kitchen said...

nice and very healthy recipe looks so soft

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow ! one more haelthy treat Thanks for sharing :) Looks very moist and delicious :)

Priti said...

Thanks for the reply Usha..wht if I dnt want to use C.milk or sugar?

kittymatti said...

looks moist and spongy...very nicerecipe dear..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

the bread looks perfect and very yummy. great option for afternoon snack.

Gita said...

I too had a hard time with over ripe bananas...I usually make banana walnut bread. Your recipe with oats and condensed milk looks so yummy and moist. I have too try it soon :)

Priya said...

Wow bread looks soft and moist, thats an excellent healthy bread...

Laavanya said...

Nice to see your experiment worked out great :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Bread looks so soft & delicious.

sowmya said...

looks perfect..thats what I do when I have overripe bananas...

Nandini said...

Wow! Banana bread turned out beautiful! It looks perfect, moist and delicious!

Sharmila said...

I like the look of that bread .. spongy and fluffy! :-)

Pam said...

I bet the condensed milk help make it really moist and delicious.

Varunavi said...

Delicious looking bread :)

DEESHA said...

I loved the texture of the bread .. looks beautiful

DEESHA said...

looks delicious .. loved the texture

kahliyalogue said...

This Banana bread definitely looks delicious! I love bananas aswell,and I also invent recipes as I go along wishing and praying it will work!Yours surely did! :)

Chitra said...

healthy one..looks soft;)

Valarmathi said...

Healthy one. Looks moist and soft. Yummy.

Curry Leaf said...

Beautiful.Healthy with oats.Never tried condensed milk in a bread recipe.Love the look of the bread.Love the way you made up the recipe.

AnuSriram said...

Looks so moist and fluffy! Nice recipe..

Usha said...

Thanks all of you for visiting and for taking the time to leave your warm and encouraging comments.

Divya, I used the condensed milk in place of sugar and also for some moisture in the bread.

Pratibha adding nuts to bread adds an interesting dimension to the bread. I skipped the nuts since my father is not too fond of them in his bread and I wanted him to enjoy this bread entirely.

Hey Priti, as I mentioned in my mail to you in case you want to avoid both sugar and condensed milk you could probably replace with 1/2 cup of agave nectar or honey and 1/2 cup of milk. If you want to avoid all the sweeteners then you could use 1 cup of milk only but do remember then it may not be as sweet and the taste will definitely be impacted.

Usha said...

Gita, do try it and let me know when you do....

Superchef said...

looks really moist..must be the condensed milk. Have heard that it adds moisture to the cake. Banana bread is my saviour to all those bananas beginning to go bad!! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Jeezz... I love the way its made perfect choice of ingredients, everything sounds healthy and the magic to it lies in the addition of condensed milk!!!

Anu said...

Perfect loafs! Oats in bread!! Always love ur blog for the healthy choice of ingredients u use :)

Varsha Vipins said...

thats a great looking bread Usha..Condensed milk must have made it sweet n yum no..Thanks for sharing it dear..:)

veena said...

Hi Usha ..
Healthy and delicious bread

Sireesha said...

Looks moist and marvellous...

Arch said...

Mmmm, looks wonderful...Love the way you use oats in so many different ways...Till i read found your blog, oats was a boring breakfast thing ! Thanks so much for sharing all these recipes..

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious cake, the condensed milk is great to use here!

Trupti said...

looks moist, healthy and perfect

Ana Powell said...

Hi Usha
Lovely bread recipe.
It must be delicious.
Have a great weekend x

Hari Chandana said...

looks delicious.. amazing click :)

Dani said...

fantastic recipe! thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

hi from New Zealand, ha ha funny how many of us are ALL looking for banana bread recipes this week! Man it looks sooo yummy, will make this weekend! Thanks for sharing.
Mel

Pavithra said...

Looking so moist and lovely usha.. waiting for my banana to ripen.

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