Wednesday, 13 May 2020

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Naturally Sweetened Wholemeal Banana Walnut Bread


Ingredients:

1. 2 Tbsp (14g) ground flax seeds
2. 6 TBS (90 ml) water
3. 3 medium ripe bananas
4. 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
5. 5 (50 g) dried dates pitted
6. 1/2 tsp (2.5 g) baking soda
7. 1/2 tsp (2.5 g) baking powder
8. 1 tsp (5 g) vanilla powder/sugar
9. 1 tsp (5 g) ground cinnamon
10. 1.5 cup (150 g) white whole wheat flour
11. 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
12. 1/4 cup (25 g) chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

1. In a mixing bowl (or straight into a blender), add ground flax seeds and water and mix well. Leave for 5 minutes until it gels.

2. Preheat the oven to 320F/160C and lightly grease a loaf pan.

3. Once the flax seeds have gelled, add the bananas, pitted dried dates, olive oil, vanilla powder, cinnamon powder and blend until smooth (on my Magimix blender, I sometimes use the smoothie function, sometimes blend on number 1 and slowly turn up to 2, and blend until smooth).

4. Add the nuts into the mixture in the blender and pulse to chop them into smaller pieces.

5. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the baking soda, baking powder gradually and mix well.

6. Add the chocolate chips and gently mix them. Keep some chocolate if desired to sprinkle on top.

7. Slowly sieve in the flour and gently mix until partly combined.

8. Transfer into the greased loaf pan and sprinkle cinnamon powder and chocolate chips on top.

9. Bake for 60 minutes or until the top is golden, the bread starts to pull away from the sides, and a toothpick comes out clean.

10. Let cool, slice and serve :-)

Storage: 

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to two days. Wrap individually and store in the freezer for up to one month.

Additional Information:

I made some banana walnut bread tweeting the recipe from Pick Up Limes the other day. It was so well-received. Today, I decided to use dried dates instead of sugar, and it tasted superb. So I am recording this recipe down for myself to remember. Everyone at home likes it. If you don't have dried dates, you can substitute with 45 g of sugar.

You can substitute the baking powder and the baking soda with 10g of fresh yeast, if you let the dough rise overnight in the fridge for 6-24 hours.

References:

https://www.pickuplimes.com/single-post/2017/02/03/One-bowl-Moist-Chocolate-Banana-Bread
https://cookieandkate.com/healthy-banana-bread-recipe/
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-banana-bread-the-simplest-easiest-recipe-139900

 My overripe bananas

White wholewheat flour

In a large mixing bowl, add ground flax seeds and water and mix well. Leave for 5 minutes until it gels.


Once the flax seeds have gelled, add the bananas, pitted dried dates, olive oil, vanilla powder, cinnamon powder and blend until smooth (on my Magimix blender, I sometimes use the smoothie function, sometimes blend on number 1 and slowly turn up to 2, and blend until smooth).

Add the nuts into the mixture in the blender. Use the pulse function to chop them into smaller pieces.

 Now it's done :-)

Transfer to a mixing bowl, add and gently mix in the chocolate chips. Then sieve in the flour and gently mix well.

 Transfer to bread loaf pan.

 Sprinkle some cinnamon powder and chocolate chips on top.

 Bake at 160-degree celsius for 40 minutes or until the top is golden, the bread starts to pull away from the sides, and a toothpick comes out clean. 

Now it's done :-)

 Let cool.

Transfer to a cooling rack and let it cool further.

 Slice and serve :-)


Sometimes when I couldn't wait one hour for the bread to bake, I will just make them into rolls. It takes on 15 minutes to bake them in the oven at 160-degree celsius

 The rolls before going into the oven.... sprinkled with cinnamon powder and chocolate chips

Now it's done :-) The rolls after going into the oven. Let cool and serve :-)

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