Banana Bread

This is a really wonderful bread that comes together in less than 10 minutes and takes about 45 minutes to bake. Easy to make on a weekend – it lasts a full week and provides a ready, healthy snack to carry along wherever you go. You can toast it and butter it. You can eat it cold, straight out of the fridge. It is truly a blessing.

Prep time: < 10 mins

Cook time: 45 mins

Serves: 12-13 hearty slices 

Ingredient set 1:

1/2 cup brown sugar or jaggery powder

1 tsp cinnamon powder

2 large / 3 medium over ripe bananas

2 large eggs

1/2 cup curd

4 tbsp oil

Ingredient set 2:

1 cup white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour, sifted, if possible

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional. If adding, dry mix with the flour mentioned above)

  1. Pre heat oven to 180 degree celsius
  2. Bung ingredient set 1 into a mixer jar and whizz together for about a minute till there are no banana lumps
  3. Pour this into a large mixing bowl
  4. Add all the ingredients from set 2, sifting the flours if you are so inclined. It helps, but it is not strictly necessary
  5. Mix gently, being very careful not to over mix.The batter will not be super smooth. It is a thick batter
  6. Pour into a greased & dusted bread loaf pan. Gently tap the pan on the work surface 5-6 times remove air bubbles
  7. Bake in the oven for approximately 45 minutes, till a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean
  8. Leave the pan out for 10 minutes, then gently run a knife along the sides and invert the loaf onto a wire rack
  9. Best to cool completely & also refrigerate for about 1 hour before slicing. If you cannot wait that long (I wouldn’t blame you because this bread smells sooo divine!), cool the loaf on the rack completely before slicing
  10. Store in an airtight box in the fridge

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