Monday, January 19, 2009

Vegan Banana Walnut Quick bread



With flax meal as the replacement for eggs and the sweetness and moist texture from the ripe bananas,the Banana Walnut quick bread tops my list of Hearty banana-licious recipes.The riper the bananas the more rich its in potassium ,make sure you use nicely or overly ripen bananas.
Bananas are regular in our house,me and Mr.Health Nut usually have it for breakfast.But unfortunately just as much I can enjoy bananas my son Nabeel cannot because of his asthma.Bananas are listed among food to avoid for asthmatics because it can produce excess mucus.I especially avoid these for him during peak asthma seasons of Spring and autumn.Rest of the season he does eat them occasionally,baking them in breads or muffins instead of eating whole is less likely to cause as much mucus.

Recipe
Ingredients
2 1/2 cups of whole Wheat flour
1/2 cup flax seed meal(replacement for 2 eggs)
3/4 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 ripe bananas,mashed
1/2 cup dried fruits like cherries,cranberries,raisins or apricots
1/4 cup Pure Maple syrup or date syrup or agave nectar[1/2 a cup of brown or white sugar]
3/4 cup soy milk or fruit juice
1/4 cup of vegetable oil or Olive oil

Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven.Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with butter; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl sift the flours and mix in the flax seed meal along with the other ingredients until well combined.
Bake in the middle rack of the oven until the crush is lightly brown about 40-45 minutes.
Cool about 30 minutes;loosen the sides using a table knife,flip the pan on to the cutting board. Slice and serve with fresh slices of banana. Store in an airtight container in fridge for a week.

The Vegan Banana Walnut Quick bread is my entry for the Food In Colors :Yellow ,a vibrant food event, hosted by Sunshinemom.And also Sindura's Bread Mania and Baking for Beginners

Beauty tip
Another good use of ripe bananas is the soothing banana mask.Mix 1/4 of ripe mashed banana with a teaspoon of honey ,slather all over face and also keep a slice each over the eyes(helps in lightening dark circles under eyes) and lay back , relax for 10 minutes before rinsing clean.

47 comments:

Asha said...

beautiful quick bread, I prefer these to regular cakes any day!:))

Varsha Vipins said...

Lovely bread..I am yet to try baking..:)
Do see my post ..k??:)

Varsha Vipins said...

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meeso said...

Sounds so healthy with the flax meal and looks moist and delicious!

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely Dear.Nice to know Mr Healthnut is also health conscious.But yes ,be cautious with your son.
I have a love hate relation with banana that prevents me from baking this.It seems I must try.Lovely entry

Bharti said...

I'm so glad he can eat banana breads even if it is occasionally. It looks moist and lovely.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Always healthy recipes:) Looks great!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks terrifc. i want a piece.

Gita's Kitchen said...

This is such a healthy one...I never knew flaxseeds can be replaced for eggs..Thanks for the tip Yasmeen...I am going to make this one soon :)

Vij said...

Quick fix bread! looks so moist n perfect. Guess I can bother u with my baking doubts, you are an expert in baking.

Sara said...

This sure looks good, I've never cooked with flax before, but I hear it's very healthy.

Sharmila said...

Mmmmmm ... just look at that bread. Lovely! I had infantile asthma .. but am fine now ... so am sure your son will be fine. :-)

ttfn300 said...

yum yum :)

Sunshinemom said...

My oven has been quiet for some time as I have not been able to go out for the fresh yeast! Your quick bread looks very soft and crumbly - maybe I should just make this!!

Ann said...

Wow,this is a must try it seems..hungry yaa.
just accept my appriciation here;
http://thepassionatecookinme.blogspot.com/

Cham said...

The only thing I hate is ripe banana but weird I love to eat when it is not fully ripen! Lovely bread indeed...

Dershana said...

Hi dear, what a surprise! just made this yesterday. But I did use egg whites. This is such a fragrant, yummy bread!

Jaishree said...

Lovely bread..Sounds so healthy yasmeen.Love it:)

notyet100 said...

droolin,..:-)

Rajani said...

i never used flaxseed meal! but yes have heard of it being used as an egg replacer. maybe i should see if my grocer has any. the bread looks delish.

Happy cook said...

Yoiu always seems to make delicious healty bread.
This one loos really yummy delicious.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i just made an excellent banana bread last weekend. it's one of the best lunchbox fillers for my kids packed schoolmeals

raaji said...

Hi yasmeen!!
wish ua very happy new yr.....
beautiful banana bread i wish to have a bite..

DEESHA said...

wow yummy bread .. looks yummmm Yasmeen

Soma said...

banana bread is an all time favorite. we just finished the loaf I had baked...I usually bake a bread the moment the bananas go beyond the black spots:-). I'll try this vegan version next time... only we don't buy soy milk. BUt Orange Juice should work right? ( I usually blend the whole orange skin & all).

Vibaas said...

Looks soooo soft and yum.

Viki Xavier. said...

U bake everything perfect dear. Can I get a piece:)

Priti said...

Another gud tip from U..I do hope I can start using all these tips soon ;)...bread looking yum....

Preety said...

never bought flax meal b4..do you know where i can find it? the bread looks perfect

anudivya said...

I love the little beauty tip... and the bread with flax is always welcome at my kitchen.

sefa firdaus said...

I've made this bread, but using eggs. Maybe I'll try by using egg substituted.

By the way, thanks for all your kindness and wishes when I was sick. Hugs.

AnuSriram said...

Looks fluffy and i could smell the nice aroma!

Priyanka said...

visiting your blog after a long time..have yet to catch up on all the amazingly delicious and healthy recipes that you have put up here.

Jeena said...

This looks lovely Yasmeen I would love a slice with a cup of tea. :-)

I love using flax instead of eggs they have a great flavour ?

Nithya Praveen said...

These look much better than the normal breads that we have.Looks great!

Jude said...

Nice crust... Makes me wish the fresh bananas I have right now would blacken already.

Navita said...

love the beauty tips..
n the walnut bread...easy n healthy! made them only recently!

vidhas said...

Unique and yummy asusual.Can i have the whole.

Vaishali said...

Yasmeen, FYI, honey is not vegan because it's an animal product: as you know, it's made by bees. Veganism is about shunning products that exploit animals or any other living creature in any way. This includes ingredients that don't necesarily kill the animal (or, in this case, the insect).

Yasmeen said...

Gosh,I didn't know that vaishali,I'll remove honey from the list.thanks:)

Madhu said...

hi yasmeen,
good recipe... would luv to try it asap... but i dont have maple syrup or date syrup or agave nectar... so how can i substitute this in the recipe? can i use honey? will it be too sweet 'coz we dont have too much of a sweet tooth here... so any suggestions?

Yasmeen said...

thanks for visiting Madhu,use 1/2 a cup of brown or white sugar,should be enough to lightly sweeten the bread.Do try and lemme know:)

madhu said...

sure will definetly try it over this week and will pass on the comments :)... waiting for the banana to ripen fast... :p.. thanks for the quick reply... highly appreciate it!!

Madhu said...

oops... one more question.... is the normal flaxseed the same as flaxseed meal that u've used in this recipe?? the packet that i bought today says just "Milled Flax Seed" from Hodgson Mills..

Yasmeen said...

Madhu,Sorry for the late response.Milled flaxseed or flaxseed meal are the same and will work just fine:)

Anonymous said...

We have been using this recipe with few changes, excellent healthy guilt free recipe.
We are using 1 TBL baking powder, four ripe bananas and 1/4 tsp salt.

Thanks for the recipe.

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