Moist Whole Wheat Banana Bread


Do you like banana?? Yes i do...These are one of my favourite fruit and i do have this any time of the day. For me bananas are always in the shopping list, i mean its a default item. Sometimes i do forget the banana which are at the bottom of the fruit basket and have fresh ones first and the old overripe banana goes into smoothies and bread. Today its bread making time, this banana bread is moist and healthy and making it more healthier by using whole wheat flour and brown sugar. This bread is having a hint of cinnamon and topped with nutella...hmmm what else we want to make it tasty.  Banana bread can be served at breakfast along with fresh juice or at tea time along with tea or as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream with chocolate sauce on it....yummy.
I thought of sharing few facts of banana which i found interesting while i was googling it (here)...so here are few
  • The word Banana comes from Arabic word "banan"  which means finger. The stem of bananas consist of hands which have 10-20 bananas and when hand is split the bananas become cluster which generally consist of 3-8 bananas
  • Banana plant is not a tree it's a world's largest herb. The trunk of the plant is made of overlapped leaves but not wood.
  • Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to promote relaxation and improve mood. So Bananas can make you feel happy.
  • Bananas provides a quick-but-sustained energy boost in a natural, nutritious and easily digestible form with no fat, cholesterol or sodium. These are good source of Vitamin B6,potassium,magnesium and dietary fiber in it.

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15min
Bake time: 50-60 mins
Make: 1 loaf
1 cup = 250ml

Ingredients

Whole Wheat Flour (chapatti atta): 2 cups
Large overripe Banana: 2
Large Eggs: 2
Oil: 1/3 cup
water: 1/3 cup
Brown Sugar: 1/2 cup ( i used 1/3 cup)
Cinnamon powder: 1 teaspoon
Baking Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Baking Soda: 1/2 teaspoon
Vanilla Extract : 1 teaspoons
Salt a pinch

Optional Toppings:
Nutella: 3 tablespoons
Chopped Nuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 375º F (180º C). Grease the loaf pan with butter and line pan with parchment paper and butter it again the parchment. 
In a bowl mash the bananas, then mix oil,eggs,sugar,water and vanilla together until well combined. 
Sift in whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon powder in banana mix and carefully mix it until well combined.
Pour the banana batter into the loaf pan and add your favourite toppings. I added Nutella on top and swirled around with butter knife.
Now bake the bread for about 40 mins and cover with foil and bake for more 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick pricked it should come out clean.
Let the bread cools down completely then slice and serve.

Yummy...Wanna try....let set go....

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