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Banana Bread – Healthy food and nutrition at home!

Banana Bread – Healthy food and nutrition at home!
March 14, 2016 Nidhi Bansal
banana bread
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banana bread

banana bread

Banana bread is one of the simplest and yet super good food that you can offer to family either for breakfast or pack as a snack. Here is a recipe for a delicious and super moist banana bread that has loads of banana flavour. So, here you go should you or family crave for something nice.

Ingredients

Very ripe bananas – 3
Sugar – 3/4 cup
All purpose flour – 1.5 cups
Eggs – 2
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Baking soda – 1 tsp

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Butter and line a loaf tin.
2. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together. You can replace white sugar with healthier options such as jaggery, brown sugar, or raw sugar.
3. In a smaller bowl, sift the flour,salt and baking soda. Add this dry mix to the butter and sugar.
4.  Then add the mashed bananas and mix well.
5.  Lightly beat the eggs before adding it to the mixing bowl. Add the vanilla extract as well.
6. Pour it into the prepared tin and bake for around 40 to 45 minutes, till a toothpick inserted comes clean.

Some tips from experience!!

  1. Take care not to over mix.
  2. Add one cup of dark chocolate chips or half a cup of nuts of your choice (walnuts give a unique taste and go very well with the banana bread) for a different variation.
  3. Using brown sugar gives a more caramelized taste – just another option.
  4. Equally mix wholemeal flour such as buckwheat flour or ragi flour in the all purpose flour for a wholesome version of the banana bread.

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