Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Banana Walnut Bread!



I have no time and got to address so many events. There were some bananas getting ripe and staring at me after all the festivals in our house. Thought of making one of my favorite recipes "Banana Walnut Bread".


I always remember it coming out of the oven with a mind blowing aroma and then vanishes in minutes. This one goes to Coffee's MBP. I discovered this recipe from "Splenda". I was at a billing counter waiting for my turn, grabbed this small splenda recipe book near by and found this recipe which needed only bananas and "No Eggs". But how do I remember the measurements? Quickly noted its website and found a lot of beautiful recipes.
This also goes to JFI Banana hosted by Mandira of Ahaar.



Ingredients

1 1/3 cups All purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1tsp Baking powder
1/2tsp Baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
1 1/4 cup mashed banana (3 large )
1/3 cup buttermilk
2tsp Vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes (thats my special effect)



Preparation

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Blend flour,sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Add oil, buttermilk and vanilla to mashed bananas and mix well. Pour banana mixture into dry ingredients and blend.
Add chopped walnuts and coconut flakes. Stir until just mixed.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until center is set.


42 comments:

Anh said...

Coconut, banana and walnut are wonderful combination! Well-done, Sharmi!

Asha said...

I second Anh, great combo. Splenda is great to use too!Love the moist bread with Bananas!:))
No time for events? NO!!!!! What about mine!!:D

Richa said...

omg! i too made banana walnut cake over the wknd :) urs looks delicious, will try ur version as well ;)

Pravs said...

Oh what a coincidence.. we both made walnut bread :D Looks delicious !!

bee said...

beautiful bread. jai makes this very well.

Laavanya said...

What beautiful looking, moist, yummy bread. I love it.

Priya Dilip said...

eggless.. that will get me started on baking!

Sreelu said...

ooh Sharmi, I am doing the same one too, will add coconut.looks so good

musical said...

I love this bread! The best way to use over-ripe bananas :). Yours looks so moist :). I have to try your version as well.

Roopa said...

Great one i made similar one sometime ago :) its one of the best fuit cakes i love!

Seena said...

very simple one Sharmi,
have to try this out..

Vcuisine said...

Sharmi, it is great entry and i just love that smell. It looks great in the first photo. Viji

Suganya said...

Ever green recipe and all time fav. Lovely Sharmi!

sra said...

I can smell this. Really!

Happy cook said...

I love banana bread, i call it banana cake :-)
It is true it is really a good combination, and there is always over ripe bananas lying around in homes.
It looks delicious.

priyah said...

i love this bread...they have come out so nice...i do not have an oven, but have a microwave..how do make them in microwave??

Sharmi said...

Asha, don't worry. I am not going to let go your event for sure.

Sharmi said...

Priah, I dont think it can be made in a microwave. I am not sure of it. I think it can be made in a pressure cooker. you have to do a little research on it.

bindiya said...

looks so delicious!

Pooja V said...

this looks so delicious.

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks so yummy.

Mishmash ! said...

I use walnuts in my banana bread too...and it tastes great....i saw one more walnut bread this morning:)

Shn

Latha Narasimhan said...

Delicious bread sharmi! Good entry for both events!:)

Kribha said...

I've got ripe bananas and was wondering what to do. Will try this recipe for sure. Your bread looks so moist and inviting. Good pic.

Padma said...

Sharmi I was also going to make the same one.... Loved the texture and aroma..

Cynthia said...

You are one efficient lady but then again, one has to be with all the events going on. Bread looks moist and I can imagine the aroma.

Jyothi said...

Lovely texture sharmi! now-a-days really missing yours posts. Little busy with other issues (personnel). Bread looks great and an lovely entry too. Thanks for sharing.

Namratha said...

Hmmm can almost smell the lovely aroma of freshly baked banana bread..bananas and walnuts, a fav combination! I had tried the exact same recipe last year, hadn't taken a pic coz I didn't have a blog then..hehe! Yours looks absolutely yummy Sharmi...as always!:)

TBC said...

That looks perfect & moist.

mb said...

this looks perfectly baked. I'm sure you house must be smelling great after the baking session. Thanks for this great entry for JFI :) -- Mandira

Lissie said...

i love home cooked breads! yours looks so yumm...this is a sure try!

Sia said...

no egg recipe??? thats way cool girl:)
u know what? otherday i opened ur blog in the middle of our team meeting and i had forgotten to mute the speakers in my laptop;) everyone was getting bored and restless with long meeting and thankfully the santoor music gave us some break and i had to explain my phirangi co-wrokers abt indian music;)

Sandeepa said...

Great bread...can smell that...divine

Sharmi said...

hey Sia, you made my day:) Did they like the music? BTW you blog in ur meetings huh? what an idea to keep you from sleeping hahaha....

Hima said...

oh! I love the aroma of banana bread baking in the oven. That looks wonderful.

Seema said...

Wow Sharmi the bread looks soooooooooooo good and its eggless too. Its a keeper recipe buddy.

Jeena said...

Wow Sharmi that loaf looks real rustic and lovely. I could just be sat in front of a log fire eating this. :)

Shweta said...

Wow! Baking without eggs - another WOW! I will be trying this very soon. Did you use store-bought buttermilk for this recipe?
I have started blogging recently, your blog is one of my favorites. I just added a link to it from mine, hope that is okay :)

Dhivya Karthik said...

Oh this is a coicedance that we both made the same bread and sent to same ppl:) wonderful luking at ur post

SeeC said...

Lovely and again perfectly made. Nice combo.

bhags said...

Thats a beautiful spread....well done Sharmi!

Sweta said...

Looking delicious. I dont have a oven. I have a microwave. Please tell me the procedure to follow for microwave.