Monday, December 3, 2018

Eggless Banana Bread

This month I am going to post a few baked recipes as part of bakethon, an excuse to post recipes of baked goods with a few blogging friends. I am starting with a sweet basic banana bread. I baked this version of banana bread during the summer with my daughter. She was home for the summer and needed an afternoon snack when she got home from her EMT training. I did not have eggs and so I decided to bake the bread without eggs. I used mostly whole wheat flour so it was filling and tasted perfect.


Banana bread is one of the simplest sweet breads you can bake. It is almost impossible to get the recipe wrong and it tastes great. This is a great place to start your baking journey. This was one of my first breads.


Whenever a banana is overripe I put it in the freezer to use later. We usually buy the medium or small bananas so I have to wait for 3-4 to be able to use them.

You will need
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. cinnamon powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
4 small overripe bananas
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mash the bananas. Cream the sugar, butter and oil. Add the cinnamon and continue mixing in the ingredients in the order they appear above except the flours. Add the flours a little at a time until you have a sticky batter.

Pour the batter into a loaf pan and place in the oven center rack. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and tent with a foil. Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and let it rest on the counter top for 5 minutes. Slide the loaf out and cool completely on a cooling rack.


Slice and enjoy!








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19 comments:

  1. Never get bored of banana bread, adding cinnamon powder will definitely give an extra flavor to this ultimate bread na.Havent tried with cinnamon powder, will give a try soon. Beautiful bread there.

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  2. We all love banana flavour in.cakes and quick breads. They act as the egg replacer and so the bread turns out perfect. Yours with wheat flour looks wonderful.

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  3. I never get bored of banana bread recipes - ripe bananas are a bane and a boon at the same time :-) Your eggless banana bread looks moist and yummy!!

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  4. I have some banana breads to make and almost have a similar bread myself. Though I don't have olive oil in that recipe. Your bread looks dry and yet moist, almost like the bread. Mine always end up looking very moist and undercooked, though it is cooked. Do you suggest I bake for longer time in low temp? I always want that dry bread texture in my cake..:)

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    1. Have you tried reducing the amount of banana? I have found the bread does not appear 'dry' if the proportion of banana to flour is high.

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    2. Will do that, the last recipe I tried was for 240 gms, 450 gms of banana was added. I added only about 300 gms as I ran short of banana. This one still had that soft slightly uncooked feeling, though it was cooked well. I wanted it to be a dry bread kind. Will check again though..thanks Varada. Will surely try your version soon. I am so fixed on Banana Bread even after having handful of recipes on the sites.

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  5. we can never enough banana bread recipes, isnt it ? and this is such a simple yet yummy recipe .. hope your daughter also liked it :)

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  6. I can never get bored of banana bread, can eat it slice after slice, it is too addictive! Yours looks so good, love the addition of olive oil...

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  7. Earlier I had this assumption that banana flavor wont taste good in bakes, once I made banana bread, I got hooked to it. Yours is looking perfectly baked, moist and flavorful bread

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  8. Banana bread is one of my favorites and I do bake it often, and I too keep the overripe ones in freezer. Your Banana bread look so good and moist.

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  9. Its been so long since I made banana bread,yours turned out so good and moist.

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  10. I would love to try any no of variations of banana in baking.. Cant get tired of.. One the best bread this is!!

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  11. Banana Breads are delicious , Initially I did not try them ,due to the banana flavour , but once I baked and saw the results I am hooked on these . Excellent bake and perfectly baked as always .

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  12. Wow!!Banana Bread has a never ending love. Texture of this looks amazing.

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  13. Who doesn't love a good banana bread! We love it, and i bake it almost twice in a month! As valli said the bread looks fab!! PErfect for snacking!

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  14. what a coincidence today now I posted banana loaf cake,banana bread is so perfectly baked and it looks soft and yummy.

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  15. Delicious banana bread,nicely baked, perfect snack for kids with a cup of hot chocolate and I need my coffee with it..

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  16. You are tempting me to bake a bread with bananas again. Looks absolutely inviting

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  17. first of all, nice to have you baking with us again and no matter how many versions of banana bread I have tried, there's never been one I haven't loved :)

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