Friday, July 6, 2012

Banana Nut Bread

If I've to explain this I'll have to say eggless, butterless, sugarless, yummy banana bread with all natural lovely flavours. I used the Apple sauce coated nuts in this (the recipe of which I posted yesterday) and banana which is full of sugar. It is nice bread eventhough there aren't many regular bread ingredients in it. I didn't puree the banana. Instead I chopped it into small bits and added along with nuts. The bread got its sweetness from banana and jaggery on the coated nuts.


You need
  • Wheat flour - 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Yeast - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt as required
  • Milk - 1/2 cup or little more if required to make dough
  • Banana - 1
  • Nuts of your choice - 1/2 cup (I used Apple sauce coated nuts)



 Method
  • Mix together yeast and sugar in a glass and add little lukewarm milk. Stir and keep aside.
  • Allow it to stand for 15 minutes and allow it to ferment
  • In a bowl mix together wheat flour and salt.
  • Add the fermented yeast into this and mix well
  • Add remaining milk little by little to get a sticky dough. 
  • Keep the dough on a clean surface. Cover it with bowl and leave it undisturbed for 10 minutes.
  • By this time chop banana and nuts into small pieces
  • After 10 minutes knead the lightly raised dough again on the surface and roll it lengthwise with your hand. 
  • Put the banana and chopped nuts over it.
  • Bring the dough together. Knead it a few times. It will be difficult with lots of banana pieces and nuts. 
  • Keep it in an oiled baking dish and leave for 1 hr. Cover it completely with a plastic cover. 
  • Preheat the oven to 250 degree centigrade. 
  • After 1 hr when the dough has increased in size, give it a milk wash, move it to the oven and put the temperature at 200 degrees centigrade and bake for 15-20 minutes.


Sending this to Radhika's tickling palates event Let's cook bread


25 comments:

  1. simply superb.. cant take off my eyes from the screen..

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  2. Bread looking yummy with nuts and fruits :)

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  3. Looks so yummy,lovely texture,ettapazham aano?looking wonderful..

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  4. Wow..healthy and nutritious!

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  5. Looks yum

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  6. Hi Reshmi ,

    Banana bread looks soft !!!

    and crunchy :))))

    Keep on Dear...

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  7. wow....awesome n healthy bread Reshmi....

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  8. delicious n healthy bread...well baked!!
    Spicy Treats

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  9. Nutty Fruitty Bread is simply superb. Looks awesome.

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  10. This is such unique recipe Reshmi..for one I like your healthful egglesss, buterless,sugarless idea. But it's not like the normal quick bread, it actually is yeast risen- wow! The chunks of banana, without mashing, look so appealing too. Great job, my friend!

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  11. What a delightful combination of flavours...banana and nits can barely go wrong! Yummy!

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  12. Healthy n yummy bread recipe...looks delicious.

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  13. healthy n yummy bread!..perfect

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  14. wow...nutty banana bread looks so so delicious.....can i have a slice to taste....I love the recipe.....book marked..

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  15. wow!looks so tempting and so soft..loved the combo of banana and nuts..

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  16. awesome!!!!!!!!!!!there is just no other word...this is simply fantastic.

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  17. I love banana-nut muffins! Looks awesome.

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  18. healthy bread recipe. :) I am a fan of any kind if banana bread.

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