Wholewheat Spiced Banana Bread

I am crazy about bananas in my bakes. Unfortunately, this fruit does not last for much time in our pantry as my B and I just eat it up before it even ripens properly. Maybe that explains one of the reason why not many banana bakes get featured on this blog. Still for the love of it, some banana bakes that are already a part of the blog are:

Sharing with you another banana bread, that was really fudgy. This recipe was shared by Mrs. Prachi Agarwal, who runs the popular food sharing group called ChatniSonth on FB. The time she shared it, there were a few reasons that I really wanted to try this, definitely apart from the bananas – the spices and the ghee! I mean, using ghee instead of butter or oil was something that really pushed me to try it. And as though it was perfect fodder, I had some pure ghee that was about to expire in a week’s time – yep, I forgot about it completely and bought another dabba of ghee, leaving it in one corner of the pantry to peep into its “best before” date! I baked this the previous night and had it for breakfast. The slices were slight crumbly, but the bread was absolutely moist, mildly flavored and sweet… I really don’t remember how much of this bread was gobbled down by myself over the course of the day, as it was a weekend as well… πŸ˜‰

 

Linking it to “Come join us for Breakfast” event by Cooking for All Seasons…

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Wholewheat Spiced Banana Bread

Course Cake
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas mashed
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 8 tbsp pure ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 4 tbsp milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and flour a small loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a bowl, add the bananas, add each ingredient one by one and use a whisk to combine to a thick batter.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and tap gently to flatten the top.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, till the tester comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then cool on the rack till completely cooled.
  • Slice and wash down with a cup of tea or coffee... or just like I did, a cup of green tea with honey...

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  1. I can smell the aroma of this amazing bread…looks perfectly done…

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  2. wow this is really yum.. I can bet on this..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  3. Mmm…hsve not baked in a long time and this banana bread is calling out my name…looks delicious

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  4. Yummy bread, I got banana just to make bread.

    1. If you do try, let me know ur feedback, Linsy… thanks a lot…

  5. Delicious looking bread. never try this before, bt now surely try this…

    1. Thank you so much Jaspinder…

  6. I'm not a big fan of bread but when bananas are a concern, I will say yes. This recipe; definitely I can try out.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

  7. love baking with wheat flour as part of healthy bakes,bananas n wheat flour makes a perfect bread ..yummy!

    1. Thank you so much Julie…

  8. looks delicious.. Daily I plan to bake something or the other but finally end up doing nothing. I am surely going to try this yummy bread tomorrow. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Lisha… πŸ™‚

  9. I love bananas too and this looks so tempting!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  10. Yummy wheat banana bread……A healthy and delicious recipe…………

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  11. looks delicious

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  12. soft and moist bread……. its a healthy bread…….

    1. Thank you so much Prachi…

  13. banana bread looks yummy n healthy too πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Usha… πŸ™‚

  14. Bread looks spongy and flavorful.

    1. Thank you so much Viki…

  15. I've never tried baking with ghee, this looks so divine!

    1. The main reason for me to try this recipe was the ghee, Beulah… thanks a lot…

  16. I love quick breads like this, they came out simply awesome.

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  17. Never baked using ghee. Looks moist.. Grt recipe

    1. Thank you so much Vandana…

  18. This is worth a try out soon. Some ripe bananas are calling me to make this. Does the ghee taste stand out too much Rafee??

    1. The taste of ghee is not all there… thanks a lot dear…

  19. Healthy breakfast,looks delicious.

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  20. Looks really good, Rafeeda. I love bananas in my bakes too. Keeping this on my to-do list.:)

    1. Thank you so much Kanak… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Rumana…

    1. Thank you so much Chitra…

  21. looks so good…I always tend to waste over ripe bananas… I should definitely try it

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

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