Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Banana Bread

Here is a recipe for a delightful and rich tasting banana bread made without any eggs or dairy products. I have eliminated not only the eggs, but the butter as well :). No eggs/butter = no cholesterol! This is a tried and true recipe: Chellu loves it!

A wonderful use for those overripe bananas which are past their prime and on the way to the compost bin! Also, I like baking in a shallow pan rather than in a loaf pan since it cooks in less than half the time. If you however wish to make a loaf, bake at 350 degrees F for about 60 minutes.

16 pieces; Each piece contains about: 165 Calories; 2.8 g Protein; 24 g Carbohydrates; 7.3 g fat; 2 g Fiber.


1/3 cup Oil
1/2 cup Sugar
3 ripe Bananas, mashed
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1/2 cup Oatmeal or multigrain flakes
11/2 cups Unbleached Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Coat with oil or cooking spray an 8 by 8 square baking pan.

Cream the oil, sugar; then mix in the vanilla, mashed bananas and oatmeal.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

Sift the flour mixture over the banana mixture; mix just enough to combine well.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan; sprinkle the walnuts evenly on top of the batter.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes; the bread should have browned around the edges and cooked through.

Cool for about 15 minutes before cutting.

Serve warm or at room temperature with hot Masala Chai.

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