Saturday, November 17, 2012

Banana Bread

Banana Bread
I am not a big fan of bananas. But I had bought them this week from the supermarket as mom was telling me to eat more fruits. But as usual they were sitting on top of the fridge get riper and I dint eat any of them. And I did not want to waste it, so thought of making banana bread. Came across this recipe in youtube, thought I ll try it today. This recipe is very simple to try , and all the ingredients are readily available at home all the time. This is my first try at making banana bread and it came out perfect.

Ingredients

Dry items:
Maida - 2 cups
baking Powder- 2 Tsp

cinnamon powder - 2 tsp
sugar - 3/4 cup

Wet Items:

eggs - 2
oil ( sun flower oil) = 80 ml
vanilla essence - 1 tsp

raisins - 1/2 cup
Bananas - 4-5 large ones
(Preferably ripe , easier to mash)

( I used vanilla sugar instead of the essence , I used 3 tsp of vanilla sugar)

You ll need two mixing bowls and a bread loaf tin.
Pre heat  over to 180 Celsius.
1) In a mixing bowl mix maida, cinnamon powder, baking powder and sugar.

All the dry ingredients mixed together

2) In another smaller bowl mix two eggs and oil and essence. Just whisk for 1 minute with a fork or spoon. No need to use a electric mixer.

Egg and oil
3) Mash the bananas till they become mushy.

mashed banana
4) Add the egg & oil mixture into the large bowl with all the dry ingredients and mix it. Then add the mashed bananas and raisins.


5) Mix till everything is well combined.


6) Butter a bread mould with butter or oil. Pour the bread batter into it.



7) Bake for 35-45 min , till a toothpick entered at the center comes out clean.


8) let it cool for 30 minutes and then remove the bread from the baking tin and cut into slices.


Notes:
Can serve this with jam or butter . I love to eat it as it is.
Can add almonds , walnuts or any other nuts to the batter .
Also can bake this in muffin tray lined with paper muffin cups. Bake for 20-30 mins.