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Friday, May 27, 2011

Banana Walnut Bread

                                                                          


My day started with a bad note today. I always start my day reading the news paper, so as usual I opened the door to pick the news paper and was shocked not to find it there. Immediately I called our security guard to check if the person had come today for distributing papers in our building at all. He nodded in affirmative. So it was evident that someone just walked away with our paper!! Later in the morning got a call from my maid to inform me that she wouldn't be coming even  today( for last 2 days she has not been coming). To top as if this wasn't enough, during ironing of my clothes, the iron malfunctioned and blew out the fuse of my house. And mind you my day has not ended till now. God know what is in store for me till midnight!!!  


I have tried preparing different recipes of banana breads mainly to develop the taste of banana in my 4 year old son who is averse to have banana in it's original form. Although this is a small step, however, I am happy to report that he ate two slices of the bread and liked it as well. So now my next step is to prepare banana based recipes in other form till he starts eating it on his own. When I saw this Banana Walnut Bread at my dear friend Suman's blog I made up my mind to follow her recipe for my next loaf session. And believe me it came out so soft, moist and tasty that even my hubby who is not a big fan of banana liked it. I knew I got my perfect banana loaf recipe. Thank you Suman for posting this wonderful recipe. Well Suman had adapted this recipe form Simply Recipes. So here is the recipe .....

Ingredients:
3 Ripe Bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup Butter at room temperature
3/1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Banana flavour
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 tbsp Milk
Pinch of Salt


Method:
Pre-heat oven to 180 Degree Celsius and lightly grease the loaf pan. Sift the flour , baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In another mixing bowl cream together sugar and butter. Add banana essence to it and mix well. Now add mashed bananas, beaten egg, milk, walnuts and mix till they are uniformly blended. The texture of batter will look like to be curdled but panic as this is natural. Then add the dry ingredients and mix well until blended. Pout the prepared batter into loaf pan and bake it for 50-60 minutes at 180 Degree Celsius. To check if the bread is ready, insert a toothpick in the center, if it comes out clean that means it's done. Invert the bread on a wire rack and let it cool down for 15-20 minutes.Cut into slices and enjoy !!!

                                                                 

59 comments:

  1. Hi Deepa,

    Sorry 2 hear about the start of ur day, but dont worry it'll be good by the evening...as ur banana bread looks soo soo yummy, im sure ur end of the day will b delicious too..Have nice time..tc..enjoy..:)

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  2. Wow...i love banana flavoured breads and cakes....now i must say this looks appetizing and yum....

    GOD so many adventures in one day......wish u luck....

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  3. @ Mugdha: thanks dear for your wishes. I needed it :-(

    @ Lubna: aa jao :-) taste nahi karoge?

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  4. Wish the rest of your day is not eventful as the start. Hope it remains peaceful.

    This is a good way to sneak in fruits.

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  5. wow deepa bread looks amazing dear...i too lovebanana bread with walnuts

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  6. Oh dear, so sorry to hear of your bad day. Hope the rest of the day will be better. Your banana bread looks really good ... extremely moist and inviting slices!

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  7. @ Jayasree: really wish this ends in the evening

    @ Biny: Isn't this a good combination? I loved chopped walnuts in this bread.

    @ Ambreen: thanks for your wishes. Shall I save few slices for you :-)?

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  8. OMG.. looks so soft and tempting.. lovely recipe dear.. thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  9. Hi Deepa, I must say it's a good day, in a sense it has kept u on toes and also kept heart beat fast, so the good part- metabolic rate is high, u might loose a few grams today :-).
    I love this cake anytime, so enjoying the visual treat.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  10. Very delicious bread! It looks great and spongy!

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  11. @ Hari: Thanks for liking this

    @Pari: I'm so relieved to hear your positive note here. So sweet....

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  12. Wow Innovative and sounds interesting with a wonderful combo

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  13. Banana bread is very much loved by everybody in my family..it is so soft and spongy looking. I am sure your rest of the day will be rocking Deepa...keep smiling.

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  14. My kiddo is just like yours. So bookmarked dear. is going to be very helpful

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  15. Banana and Walnut!!! Great combo dear!!! I bet it wud have tasted divine..wish to have some...:-). Nice that ur son and hubby liked this. Do not worry deepu, starting of the day may be bad but it wud end as a peaceful day... wishes!!!

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  16. Delicious breakfast..tempting and flavorful bread.

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  17. wow..lovely and delicious!! oneof my favourite bread..

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  18. Sorry about your bad day! Bad days like this makes us appreciate the good days especially when there's a lovely yummy banana cake on the table! Looks really good! Have a good weekend!

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  19. Sorry to hear about your day and wishing a peacefull end of the day.
    Lovely bread and delicious breakfast.
    Show and Tell

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  20. Banana and walnut cake to jaantam kintu banana and walnut bread? No did not know about this one. Must taste real good.

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  21. This reminds me Deepa, i also have some very ripe bananas at home. will try your method :)

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  22. Don't worry about the start of the day. Rest of the day will be fine. Your banana bread looks delicious.

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  23. Sorry to hear about ur bad day..Don't worry deepa..everything will be ok..those banana bread looks delicious..my all time fav..love have a piece..

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  24. A classic bread ~ makes for great homemade breakfast!
    Hope you have a great rest of the day ~ Enjoy!
    US Masala

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  25. Thank you friends for your kind words. And with your best wishes the rest of the evening turned out to be better. Really appreciate your concern.

    Deepa

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  26. Dont worry dear, everything will be ok, sometimes its happens, just change your mind towards something which brings smiles to ur face..

    Banana bread looks simply fabulous,love banana flavour in bakes..

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  27. Sunshine and new fun day to you,banana bread looks nutty and yummy.

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  28. banana bread looks wonderful and very healthy .....

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  29. This banana bread looks really delicious.

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  30. hey..Yummy banana bread..LIke to have it now..
    Saranya
    http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  31. Thats really a very bad start... Hope this doesnt happen another day... BRead looks so soft and crumbly...

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  32. Love banana bread...full of flavors!!

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  33. Bread looks Amazig deepa...beautifully baked:)

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  34. oh man..this was really bad..im sure nothing can go more worst ..pls do take care and just chill madi :P ....lovely banana bread ,just luv the walnuts combo in it..super delicious..do save few slices for me ;)

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  35. Yeah .. it is bad .. sometimes the day really sucks .. banana bread looks yummy and moist .. perfect dear.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  36. banana and walnuts ,a wonderful combo which i love always.perfectly made bread

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  37. love the banana and nuts combo..look yumm..

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  38. Bad days are a part of life.. they are like passing clouds....making way for a brighter day :P
    keep ur spirits high dear!!
    The banana bread is a winner all the way!!your bake looks fab!!

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  39. Opzie..i hope there were no more hiccups for rest of ur day:)Anyways the bread looks superb..Love the fruit n nut combo:-)

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  40. ohh deepa...i loved this version of bread series with banana n walnut..

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  41. Hope everything is ok now! Delicious combo, we all love banana in baking...

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  42. Sorry to hear bout the bad start :( But im sure having a bite of this delightful & delicious bread changed it all :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  43. Banana bread looks yummy..Like adding Walnut in that...

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  44. hope the next days are much better for you!!!
    this is an easy recipe and i have been looking for some easy bake recipes for a long time now....i think i will try this one out!!!!!

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  45. I am sure a slice of this awesome bread would have made your day after all the mishaps.

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  46. Banana bread is my anytime favorite and your look delicious...

    Thanks for visiting my space and for your comments..

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  47. Lovely recipe. Sounds interesting. Banana bread is my favourite and you have prepared it very nicely. Looks fabulous and tempting.

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  48. oh yum! that bread looks amazing!

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  49. I love this combo very very much,the walnuts are my favorite in this bread :)

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  50. lovely bread nd easy recipe........

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  51. The bread looks super moist and delicious. I'm soooo tempted to try this today except that I dont have walnuts handy, oops! Hey, hope your day got better. Chin up and cheer up sweetie!

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  52. Hi Deepa
    So good of you to visit my place.You too have a lovely space here with so many interesting dishes.
    Banana Bread looks perfect and yummy!

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  53. Banana bread looks real soft and spongy. I love making loaf cakes. This is definitely bookmarked :-)

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