May 27, 2013

Classic Banana Bread

            

            After I baked Low fat Banana Muffins for my hubby's breakfast, he really started liking the idea of a 'quick' breakfast. He wants me to bake them and have them stored so he doesn't have to mix cereal and milk in a bowl....I don't mind as well because I can sleep with my daughter for a loooooonnngggg time ;).



           This time I did not have my paper liner's in stock so I baked banana bread with no compromises on butter and other ingredients. Fill them in a muffin pan with liners, then your classic banana muffins are ready too...Choice is our's.



           This version was more tasty, creamy and sweet. One thick slice with a cup of coffee was quite filling. I cant wait to try them in small muffin molds so that they are more easy and handy. We can store them for a week(I did this) in an air tight container. The outer crust might be a bit hard but it gets soft after cooling down. You will sure love them for a snack.


Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:
Banana - 4 no's (over ripe)
Butter - 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup or 1 stick - in room temperature)
Egg - 2 no's (in room temperature)
Milk - 1/8 cup
Vanilla Extract / Almond Extract - 1 teaspoon

Dry Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Raisins or mixed nuts- 2 tablespoons (to decorate but if you wish to mix with batter then use 1/2 cup)


Method:
  • In a bowl add all the dry ingredients(except raisins or nuts) and mix well.


  • In another bowl beat egg with vanilla extract. Add butter (Melted and cooled is also accepted) and mix well.


  • Mash the banana's and mix the egg mixture into it.


  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl and mix. Add milk and bring everything together(if you prefer to add nuts/raisins to the batter then this is the time).


  • Grease and flour your loaf pan and add the batter into it and pat the sides to get it set. Remember to fill only 3/4th of your baking pan(I did a mistake here by filling fully) so that bread raises up very well and remains soft. Spread raisins or nuts on top.


  • Pre-heat oven to 350'F for 5 minutes and place the loaf pan in the middle and bake for 60-65 minutes or until the wooden toothpick comes out clean(it took 65 minutes exactly for me).


  • Remove and cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes and then move to cooling rack.


  • Slice and serve for your breakfast or teatime :).


52 comments:

  1. OOh ! love the raisin filled bread ! perfect breakfast !

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  2. it look tempting...very nice pictures...
    satya
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  3. Wow! Banana bread looks fantastic! I love the raisins in them! :)
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  4. OMG!!! The colors are so vibrant and uplifting. Beautiful cake I would love to have a slice because bananas are one of my fav. Therefore with it and the raisins and nuts on top is so so gooood.

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  5. That bread looks seriously yum Divya :) Love that spattering of raisins over it.

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  6. omg i love banana breads and anything with banana...love this..yumo

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  7. Loved the use of raisins dear.. bread looks so soft...

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  8. I love banana bread.. It's a favorite in my house.. This recipe is fabulous Divya :-)

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  9. wow delicious bread,luks tempting...

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  10. seriously divya i am drooling... i love bakes with bananas but can't bcoz bananas disappear from the pantry before we even realise... this bread looks so delicious - w/o the raisins, i would prefer walnuts... or choco chips!!! ;)

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  11. Bread looks delicious.

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  12. so moist and perfectly done ! lovely clicks :)

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  13. I dont bother to have a huge slice of this beautiful bread..Love that incredible crust with raisins.

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  14. so moist n soft.. love the banana flavor.. awesome pictures dear..

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  15. liked those raisin divya :) nice pictures..

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  16. Banana bread looks very delicious and beautiful clicks too.

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  17. love the raisins on top, it looks like cheery on the top kind of it.

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  18. Banana bread is our family favorite, adding raisins on the top of bread is very nice idea Divya.

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    1. Thank you swathi....i do that so that my little one can eat...raisins first then bread

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  19. It has come out perfect.. Looks so nice :)

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  20. Bread looks so moist and soft...well made one..

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  21. Divya ! u serious ? u think we can ever resist our selves with just one slice of that ??? its gorgeous ! bookmarked this and the low fat recipe as well :D

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    1. am sure one slice is not enough sona because if this is served before any other guest they are sure going for next slice saying "can i take one more" :)...would love hear after your try, thank you sona

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  22. wow..banana bread come out really good, so soft, moist n delicious looking bread...perfectly done divya...

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  23. Hi Divya, the raisin studded banana bread looks so beautiful. yes perfect breakfast indeed. Great recipe!

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  24. OMG Divya, this is the perfect banana bread!!!
    I sure am going to make it...

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    1. Thank you dear....would love to hear after your try

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