Aashirwad Atta Eggless Banana Bread
It doesn’t contain any butter / oil. A low calorie and nutritious bread. Must try !!! (Recipe also available @ Aashirwad Facebook Like Page).
Please measure all the ingredients in standard measuring cups and spoons.
Be sure to use ripe bananas; their peels should be bright yellow, with no green showing at all, and beginning to turn brown. For more pronounced banana flavor, use extra-ripe bananas, ones whose peels are mostly black-brown.
An easy way to mash bananas is to peel, cut into chunks, and place in a zip-top plastic bag, leaving about 1/4" open at the top of the bag for air to escape. Gently knead/flatten/squash the banana chunks with your fingers.
Makes – 9 slices (1 small loaf)
Please use same measuring cup to measure wholewheat (atta), sugar and milk.
1 cup / 200 ml Aashirwaad atta (wholewheat) (Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity) 140 g in weight measurement
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup (120 g) mashed well ripe bananas (or 4 small size)
½ cup / 100 g sugar (or ¼ to ½ cup)( Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml / 4 oz capacity)
¾ cup milk (boiled and cooled milk)
2 tablespoon chocolate chips (optional) or any type of chopped dry fruits
Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180 *C.
Grease baking dish / loaf pan with 1 teaspoon butter and dust with 2 teaspoons flour (sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of flour inside a cake pan and shake to coat all greased surface. Turn pan upside down to tap out the excess flour ) or greased butter paper.
Sieve twice wholewheat, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
In another wide bowl, mix mashed well ripe bananas with sugar and make a smooth mixture. Add sieved atta and gently mix with mashed banana – sugar mixture until well combined.
Add milk and mix well until well blended. Finally, add chocolate chips and mix again gently.
Pour the banana mixture into a paper - lined and greased or greased loaf pan / baking dish and bake at 180 * C or 350 * F for 25 - 35 minutes or a sewer inserted in the centre comes out clean and also it leaves from the sides of the pan / golden brown color. Cool for a while before turning out onto wire rack. Keep aside to cool for 20 minutes and cut into slices or desired shapes.
To cut banana bread into very thin slices, warm the bread knife a little before slicing the bread.