It's a vegan (no butter, no milk, no AP flour) banana bread recipe. I have used whole wheat flour (atta) to make this bread healthy. You can treat yourself with this once a while :)
Please excuse the unevenly sliced and crumbly cake. My son was so restless to eat it and I had to.
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Baking Time: 30-45 mins
Baking Temperature: 350F | 180C
Serves: Makes a loaf or an 8 inch round cake
Recipe Source: Adapted from vegrecipesofIndia
Ripened Bananas: 2 large (or about 1 cup mashed)
Whole wheat flour | atta : 1.5 cups
Sugar: 1/3 cup, refer notes
Oil: 3/4 cup, sunflower or vegetable oil (I have used olive oil too)
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
Baking powder: 1.5 tsp
Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
Chopped almonds and cashew nuts: 1/4 cup
Chocolate chips: 1/4 cup
Sieve the whole wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda. Keep it aside for couple of minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350F or 180C.
Meantime, mash the bananas thoroughly. There should not be any lumps. You can even blend it in a food processor or hand mixer.
Add the sugar, oil and vanilla extract to the mashed bananas and mix them well.
Now add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Throw in the nuts and chocolate chips too.
Fold the dry and wet ingredients gently. Do not whisk, gently fold in everything.
The batter will be a little tighter than the normal cake batter. Do not worry. It will be just fine.
Grease the baking pan and scoop the batter onto the pan. Level the batter and gently tap the pan.
Place the baking pan in the oven and bake the cake for about 35-45 mins. To check if the cake is done: A tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake should come out clean.
Baking time varies considerably. Please keep an eye on your cake after 25 mins. Mine was a tad bit over baked this time. This was the first cake I baked in my new house and I was over confident about the baking time.
You could use any nuts of your choice.
If the bananas are not over ripe, you might have to increase the sugar to 1/2 cup. Adjust the sugar, according to the sweetness of the banana.
I repeat again, you do not have to whisk the batter vigorously. Just fold in the ingredients.