We love to have a relaxed teatime. That is the time in the evening when the whole family would come together and we would sip away our lockdown blues sometimes with a hot cup of Masala tea and sometimes with a mellow Darjeeling first flush. Like all good teatime stories, our evenings are enriched loved ones around, along with good weather and beautiful sunset as seen from our flat’s balcony in Mumbai. But a good teatime story would be incomplete without some lovely cakes and cookies. Here’s our recent bake: a beautiful Banana Bread made with olive oil. We didn’t add walnuts to it this time, but generally we love to add chopped walnuts while baking the Banana bread.
By the way, the colourful canvas backdrop in the pic has been painted by my 11-year-old daughter Ayontika (@mycanvasdreams on Instagram).
This Banana bread is fluffy and moderately sweet: that’s why we love this recipe. Okay, so we have three different Banana Bread recipes that we have been using to bake Banana breads since the past few years. This recipe is very dear to us as it is a no-fuss recipe and I often make it alongside preparing an elaborate lunch. It stays in the oven (switched-off) until evening. When it is teatime, we slice it up to get the most amazing Banana bread ever. Well, just look at this tempting slice of Banana Bread below and you will understand what I mean.
Although Banana Bread is common in many households that do a lot of baking, I still wanted to put up this recipe of Banana Bread on my blog Cosmopolitan Currymania as I just love this recipe. I think, if you are new to baking or aren’t a frequent baker, this small loaf of moist Banana Bread will give you the confidence to bake more. And if you are a pro, then this recipe is like a breeze. Yes, it is that kind of goodness. My Banana Bread recipe is perfect for a family of four. The recipe is so easy and fast that even my kids can make it. And yes, it doesn’t need baking powder. Try this Banana Bread recipe for sure and give me a shoutout at @purabinaha on Instagram!
- 3 whole Big-sized, over-ripe bananas
- 1 cup Refined flour
- ½ cup Whole-wheat flour
- ½ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp Melted salted butter
- ¾ cup Brown sugar
- 3 Eggs
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease the bottom and the sides of the baking pan with olive oil.
- In a large bowl, mix olive oil and sugar.
- Add the eggs, roughly broken ripe bananas, salt, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract and baking soda. Using the hand-blender, just mix everything up for a few seconds.
- Add the mixture of flours and using the hand-blender mix all the ingredients once again just for a few seconds, until homogeneous or uniformly mixed.
- Fold-in the batter a few times (using a spatula) for best results.
- Pour this batter in the loaf pan and bake at 180C for 45 min, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. The baking time may vary: so, keep a check.
- Keep the Banana bread inside the oven for a few hours.
- Cut the Banana bread into slices before serving.
Love the recipe of Banana Bread? Let me know in the comments below. You can also give me a shoutout on Instagram/Twitter at @purabinaha. Happy baking!