The most simple and yet the very tasty Banana bread is here. I used to wonder why is this one called a bread and not cake or even cake like. Yes this one is called a bread. Well, I think and conclude as far as my information from Wikipedia, Its all in the texture. The cake has a delicate texture whereas this one has a more dense texture and maybe because it comes in a loaf shape.
Banana, ohhhhh such a tasty fruit. A healthy one I must say. Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you in a fever or on a hot day. High in potassium and low in salt. They are not for just for monkeys ;)
Whatever the reason my family is in love with this one. I prefer a lil more healthier version as I use less amount of sugar, oil instead of butter. You can replace melted butter for oil. As for the sugar, If you don't have brown sugar just add the same amount of white sugar. I adore the colour that brown sugar imparts to any bakes.
The sweetness of sugar is taken care by the over ripe bananas. I love the way the taste of the banana just stand out. Something that can be had for breakfast or with your evening cup of coffee or tea. Its out of the world when you toast them with butter. Serve them plain and they are good to go.
Firstly, sift the flour, cinnamon, n baking soda together. Keep them aside you will need it only later.
Beat the egg and sugar together. I would like to remind you that you really dont need to cream the egg and sugar till very fluffy. Just beat in till they are lil foamy kind.
The bananas that you use should be really ripe that will be for sweetness. Here I have used the small bananas available here. I love them they taste very good. If you go for the usual Chiquita 3 nos. Would be enough.
The crunch effect - the chopped nuts comes in. You can seriously skip this part but a lil crunchy piece is tasty too. Go for any nuts you love.
I have used a disposable loaf mould you can go for any loaf tin. These disposable ones are very good when you are planning to give away the bakes as gifts.
And some time in the hot oven and woow take it out slice it, and nom nom nom !!!
Adapted from : allrecipes.com
1 3/4 Cups of all purpose flour or maida
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp White sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Brown sugar
1/2 Cup vegetable oil
3 ripe bananas mashed
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Chopped nuts (I have used almonds)
Preheat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F)
Sieve well together the Flour, Baking soda and salt. Keep aside.
In a Mixing bowl beat together eggs and sugar until creamy. There is no need to beat it till very very fluffy. Now add in the oil and buttermilk and mix all these until incorporated well. Then Fold the sifted flour in three batches and finally add in the chopped nuts.
Pour the batter into a greased tin loaf and bake in the oven for 25 - 30 mins or until the skewer inserted comes out clean.
voila yum!! yumm!!! Super duper moist and a quick one to make.