Banana Bread~A blog Hop

For today’s Blog Hop started by Radhika I am paired once again with Veena of Veg. Junction.

Choosing what I wanted to make was very easy as I had already bookmarked some recipes and plus the banana plant that we had planted decided to bestow its fruits on us.

Seeing Veena’s yummy bread I was a tad bit too confident and my bread did not rise to the occasion.

It was a bit too dense and my husband told me “just make the basic cake no variations please”. (To hubby dear anything sweet and out of the oven is cake. Even now he tells me it is a cake and not bread).

Now after this will you give up? I made the basic cake he wanted but made this too but after I googled and landed here the rest as we say is history.

The bread disappeared in a jiffy. The cake was not received as enthusiastically as this bread.

I wanted to try vegan so I substituted butter with oil both the times. Also   I am trying to include flax meal in our meals so this was ideal.


¼ + 1/8 cup Maida
½ cup Whole wheat flour
½ + ¼ cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup sugar (I used ordinary and Demerara in equal quantities)
40 ml olive oil (that is ½ of 1/3 cup)
½ tsp Baking powder
½ tsp soda
Salt a pinch
1 tbsp Flax meal
3 tblsp Warm water to mix with flax meal

1.    Mix the flax seed meal with warm water and set aside for about 5 minutes.
2.    Grease a bread loaf pan.
3.    Preheat the oven to 180ᵒC.
4.    Sift the flours with the baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.
5.    Mash the bananas well add the oil and whisk well.
6.    Add the sugar and cream for about 5 minutes.
7.    Stir in the flax meal mixture.
8.    Fold in the flours in this mixture.
9.    Transfer to the bread loaf pan and bake till done.
The flour was sticky dough and I could not smoothen it out. The recipe called for baking time of 35 minutes mine was done in 20. Please check the moment you get a delicious aroma.

Thanks Veena for a delicious recipe & Radhika for pairing me with Veena else this would have been sitting in my bookmarks for ages.



43 thoughts on “Banana Bread~A blog Hop

  1. Spice up the Curry March 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm Reply

    nice banana bread recipe. I never made using flax meal, Great.

  2. Poonam Borkar March 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm Reply

    Bread looks yummy..wonderful recipe!!Spicy-Aroma

  3. Julie March 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm Reply
  4. Hamaree Rasoi March 14, 2012 at 4:57 am Reply

    Delicious looking banana bread. Looks so soft and delicious.Deepa Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Santosh Bangar March 14, 2012 at 10:05 am Reply

    wonderful recipe of bread

  6. anusha praveen March 14, 2012 at 10:14 am Reply

    the last time i made eggless banana bread it was disastrous but now i ll try your version for sure

  7. Radhika March 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm Reply

    Your Hubby is not alone Archana. Even mine was like that but now a changed person. Like the way you converted into a vegan bake. Thanks for linking it to the event too.

  8. Heather March 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm Reply

    I like the sound of your banana bread. I've only ever made it with butter, but I want to try using olive oil and adding flax next time. Looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing it with BYOB this month, too =)

  9. The Pumpkin Farm March 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm Reply

    I have bookmarked so many of Veena's baking recipes…good u tried one…lovely cake oops bread

  10. Swetha March 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm Reply

    Interesting. Never heard of banana bread. Looks good.

  11. sangee vijay March 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm Reply

    i too baked eggless version of banana bread for BHW, liked the addition of Flax meal will try it next time…lovely looking bread!Spicy TreatsOnGoing Event:kitchen Chronicles – Summer Splash Ongoing Event : HITS~Fiber Rich Foods

  12. Rasi March 15, 2012 at 12:37 am Reply

    Even i get very confused between banana cake & bread.. Always thought it was very moist.. Your pics clearly indicate the bread texture.. Looks really good. Bookmarking this.. 🙂 thanks so much for linking it to my event 🙂Ongoing Event: I'm a STAR

  13. Sobha Shyam March 15, 2012 at 1:33 am Reply

    delicious bread, so nice its eggless..Join the Just "4" Fun event 🙂

  14. Nisha March 15, 2012 at 4:27 am Reply

    I haven't been able to try ANY banana bread/muffin recipe so far. My husband eats up bananas as soon as they start discoloring, whereas I keep telling him those are the kinds I need for baking!!!!

  15. Hemavathi Murari March 15, 2012 at 4:50 am Reply

    Nice one I should try it out soon.

  16. Anu March 15, 2012 at 7:55 am Reply

    I liked came out just perfect..

  17. Priya Sreeram March 15, 2012 at 8:34 am Reply

    good one ! fine bake

  18. notyet100 March 15, 2012 at 11:32 am Reply

    Bread looks so good,,,.:)

  19. Archana March 15, 2012 at 1:02 pm Reply

    Thanks all of you. I am enjoying your comments as much as the bread if not more.

  20. Nisa Homey March 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm Reply

    Yummy bread!

  21. Kalyani March 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm Reply

    Delicious yummy bread ….

  22. Hamaree Rasoi March 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm Reply

    Delicious looking banana bread. Excellent pics.Deepa Hamaree Rasoi

  23. Kaveri March 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm Reply

    Delicious looking bread

  24. createwithmom March 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm Reply

    delicious looking bread

  25. Akila March 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm Reply

    the bread looks awesome… just love it…first time here and loved your blog… following u…when u get time, do drop at my place.. Learning-to-cook Regards,Akila

  26. maha March 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm Reply

    bread looks yumm n delicious too….Maha

  27. Sriya March 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm Reply

    first time here …glad to follow you … very yummy cake love the bananas in it…visit my

  28. Swathi Iyer March 17, 2012 at 1:09 am Reply

    Banana bread looks delicious, nice to try with olive oil and flax meal.

  29. Raksha March 17, 2012 at 3:19 am Reply

    nice banana bread, my mom in law also makes this

  30. hemalata March 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm Reply

    Banana bread looks so delicious n yummy.

  31. ♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ March 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm Reply

    Irresistible banana bread! Perfect with a cuppa tea now…;)

  32. Amy March 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm Reply

    looks so delicious…

  33. KParthasarathi March 21, 2012 at 1:12 am Reply

    With the home grown fruit, the banana bread seems a success by the look of the bread.Thanksn for the visit to my blog and the comments

  34. Sushma Mallya March 21, 2012 at 9:33 pm Reply

    Lovely and perfect slice…looks spongy and yum!

  35. Akila March 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm Reply

    Wow looks so good

  36. the mad March 22, 2012 at 1:21 pm Reply

    Thanks all of you

  37. Maayeka March 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Yummy and delicious bread..loved the texture..Anjana

  38. Kitchen Flavours March 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm Reply

    Perfect textured yum looking bread….

  39. Kalyani March 24, 2012 at 4:36 am Reply

    banana bread looks soo tempting Archana :)Kalyani Sizzling TastebudsEvent : Holi Fest – Colourful PaletteEvent : Bake Fest # 5

  40. Sravs March 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm Reply

    perfectly baked bread !! looks so soft and yummy !!Ongoing event CC:Vegan Diet – Plant Based Food

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