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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Eggless Banana- Chocolate Bread/ Cake


I don’t like bananas. What a bad start of a blog, rite? Yah but the fact is I do not like bananas. But have to incorporate in the diet since it has a lot of health benefits. Also lot of people asked me to bake banana bread so tried it for the first time and guess what, I nailed it. Yah I nailed it and it was delicious. We all eat eggs but somehow I have ended up baking egg-less cakes in the recent past with great results. So here is one more egg-less cake.

My toddler loves banana as well as chocolates (I mean who doesn't like chocolates?) however I was told that if he eats bananas in this cold weather, he might fall sick. He has tendency of cold and cough so had to come up with something different yet yummy snack. So here we go!!! Let’s bake nice egg-less banana bread aka banana cake.

Before we start just want to share few tips which will help us to bake a nice moist bread. Do not change the measurements of the given recipe. We need over ripe bananas. You would need to keep the bananas for 3-4 days for this bread. If at all you do not have over ripe bananas then either microwave them for 2-3 minutes or keep it in oven for 3 to 4 minutes till the banana skin is black in color (this is the indication of overly ripe bananas). 

Ingredients:

  1. Over ripe bananas: 3 (medium size) 
  2. All Purpose flour: 1 ½ Cup 
  3. Unsweetened chocolate chips: ½ Cup
  4. Melted unsalted butter: 6 Tbsp. 
  5. Milk: 7 Tbsp. 
  6. Vanilla Extract: 1 Tsp. 
  7. Baking Soda: 1 Tsp. 
  8. Sugar: 6 Tbsp. 
  9. Salt: A big pinch
  10. Walnuts or assorted nut: ¼ Cup (optional)

Method:

  1. Take a large bowl and mash the bananas with the help of a steel fork. They should be very mushy and well mashed before we start adding other ingredients to it.
    I know doesn't look appealing :)
  2. Now in another bowl sift all purpose flour, baking soda and salt together. 
  3. Mix milk, butter, vanilla extract and sugar in the banana bowl. Stir it well with a light hand either by whisk or by a baking spatula. Do not mix it vigorously. The bread will be crumbly and will not be moist. 
  4. Now mix the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir it gently. This mixture should be of dropping consistency. It shouldn't be very thin or thick. If you take exact measurements from the list you will get the desired consistency. However, for any reason the batter is too thick, you may want to add milk literally drop by drop to adjust the consistency.  
  5. Add half the quantity of chocolate chips to the above mixture and mix it gently one last time. At this time you may add chopped walnuts or assorted nuts to the batter. 
  6. Preheat the oven on 350F/ 180C.
  7. Take 9x5 inch loaf pan and grease it well with butter and little flour.
  8. Pour the banana mixture in it. Tap the pan on your counter top. This step will make sure that there are no air bubbles in the dough which will help to make a nice moist cake.
  9. Spread the remaining chocolate chips on the entire bread evenly. 
  10. Bake the bread for 55-60 minutes.
  11. Check it with a tooth pick insert after 45th minute and once after 50th minute. Adjust the bake timing according to it. Each oven is different so you may need more or less time according to your oven. My bread was ready in 55 minutes.
  12. When the toothpick comes out clean, your banana bread is ready.
  13. Using the oven mitts take the loaf pan out of the oven and keep it on a cooling rack for about 8-10min.
  14. After 10min take the bread out of from the pan and let it cool again on the cooling rack.
  15. Cut the bread in ½ an inch slices. 
  16. Serve it with hot tea, coffee or simply with nice cold vanilla ice cream. You may want to pour warm chocolate syrup before serving it. And obviously you can just dig in just like that without anything since it tastes really yummy just on its own.

Please try this super easy recipe of banana bread for your next party and surprise your guests with it. If you like this recipe, give a thumps up and please share it with others. Happy Cooking!!!! 

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