August 1, 2011

Lowfat Banana Walnut Bread

 Lovely weather, lushy green grass, slight drizzle, amma's strong filter coffee and most importantly Jake having a sound sleep, perfect time for writing a post. So this has been another hectic week again. Moving to a new place is no joke. Unpacking and arranging is such a pain. One good thing about moving is we can just do a clean up. Atleast got rid 5 boxes of junk.I'm kind of getting settled in the new place, hunting a good daycare is one of most challenging job.When I want to leave my kid with somewhere I want it to be the best place. After days of research I found a good place. Happy that shweets liked it too.

Coming to the recipe. We were on a road trip to Lasvegas and Shweets was asking something called as "WALL BREAD". I did not understand what it meant and just got her a chocolate muffin in starbucks. When we were back at the hotel room she tried to explain to me and finally understood that she meant the Banana Walnut Bread. So I just promised to prepare once we get back home. With kids you have to keep up your promises else you end up answering their questions every 5 minutes. So ended up making this super moist, yummy banana bread. Unlike my previous versions, I prepared a low fat banana bread. It tasted so good. You got try it !!!!

Preparation Time : 15 min

Baking Time - 45 - 60 min

Yields - 1 9*5*3 Loaf


All Purpose Flour - 2 cups
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Egg - 1 no
Sugar - 1 cup
Olive Oil - 1/2 cup
Low fat Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Vannila Extract - 1/2 tsp
Banana - 3 ripe
Walnuts - 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup for the topping

    • Coarsely chop the walnut into medium size pieces.
    • Mash the banana into a smooth paste.
    • Preheat the oven to 325 F and place rack in the center of the oven.
    • Spray nonstick cooking spray into a 9*5*3 loaf pan.
    • Blend the flour, baking soda, salt and set aside.
    • In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, olive oil and mashed banana.
    • Add the flour mixture to the egg and banana mixture and mix well.
    • Add the lowfat yogurt, vanilla extract and give a quick mix.
    • Gently fold the 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.
    • Transfer the batter into the loaf pan.
    • Top the batter with the remaning 1/3 cup of walnuts.
    • Bake for about 45 - 60 min or until a tooth pick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
    • Try replacing 1 cup of all purpose flour with whole wheat flour and enjoy a fiber rich bread.
    • Baking time depends upon each oven. Mine took 60 min at 325 F.
    • Olive oil can be replaced by vegetable or canola oil.



Delicious looking ~ makes for a great homemade breakfast :)
US Masala

Walnut n banana goes so well together ...looks yum ....liked your lowfat version

Lovely looking walnut bread dear. Excellent preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

perfect bread!!!yummy yummy!!

wow perfectly baked breadloved ur clicks and nice way to start the day with a healthy breakfast

Low fat and it looks great...perfect banana bread

very healthy bread....will try it soon..

Soft and delicious bread..perfectly baked ..yum

I've been craving...irresistable recipe..:P
Tasty Appetite

Delicious bread, the presentation is so appealing.


Une boulangerie bien tentante
Je te souhaite une excellente soirée

looks absolutely delicious..
do stop by to collect ur award..:)
Tasty Appetite

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