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Walnut & Banana Eggless Cake recipe

1 December 2010 55 Comments

walnut & banana eggless cake

Though banana has never been in my favorite fruit list, but I love this humble fruit in my baked goodies. When combined with some nuts it gives an irresistible taste to the baking recipes. Not to forget the in numerous health benefits it lends to the dish.

This Walnuts & Banana egg less Cake is one such baked delight I often resort to when I have banana in surplus. And this time  used the red skin variety of banana found commonly in many parts of south India. The red skin banana is supposed to be a very healthy and filling evening snack for the kids.  The slight brown hue of the cake is mainly due to the pale orange color of this banana.

walnut & banana eggless cake

Mashed banana, sugar and curd mix

Ingredients;

  • 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup refined flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 big red skin or any other variety of banana
  • 1/4 cup of Walnuts
  • 2 tbsp. of Yogurt or curd
  • 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup of Castor sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • A pinch of Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of Baking soda
walnut & banana egg less cake

Red Banana variety

The red skin variety of banana has pale orange color pulp and is very sweet in taste.

walnut & banana eggless cake

Batter for the cake

Method: Peel the banana and slice it into small pieces. Grind together the banana slices, sugar, yogurt, milk and oil in a blender. Keep it aside.

Add the baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon to both the flour in a big vessel. Sift all the dry ingredients together for at least twice.

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients little by little. Mix with light hands, folding the flour mix gently into the wet ingredients.

Crush the walnuts into small chunks and add it to the batter.

walnut & banana eggless cake

In the oven it goes

Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180°C. Grease a rectangular tin or a round cake tin with oil and dust it with dry lour. Pour the batter into the baking tin.  Bake the cake at 180°C for 30 to 35 minutes or till the cake is done. Check the cake by inserting a knife in it, if the knife comes out clean the cake is fully balked.

walnut & banana eggless cake

Furrowed delicacy

I like slightly crisp and brown crust for my cakes and baked it for extra 10 minutes to get the above look.

walnut & banana eggless cake

Moist and scrumptious

The Walnut & banana cake is very moist and slightly dense since it has wholewheat in it.

walnut & banana eggless cake

Upside down beauty

The banana delicacy from upside down.

walnut & banana eggless cake

Walnuts peeping out

The walnuts in every bite gives a crunchy and scrumptious taste to this cake. You can frost this cake with Castor sugar and butter and then serve.

There are many beautiful blogs about baking and I often visit them just to enjoy the way the blog owners frost and present the baked goodies. I admire the patience and perfection shown on each and every post of theirs. Yes Deeba, Meeta, Sarah, Sunita, Angie, Soma, Aparna, Asha and Shaeen are a few of them to check out for, if you need creative ideas on baking & frosting your cake.

walnut & banana eggless cake

Yummm… hard to resist

Note:

  • Replace refined flour (maida) with wholewheat flour if you want a light and fluffy cake and are ready to let go off some healthy bites 🙂
  • Add raisins or almonds for a different taste.
  • This walnut & banana egg less cake can be made without sugar if you like your cakes to be less sweet, since the sweetness of banana is good enough for it.
  • Muffins could be another variation give to this batter. Bake the muffins with the same batter for about 15-20 minutes at 180°C.
  • A very healthy food option for your kids snack box for school.

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55 Comments »

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie said:

    Looks delicious! I am a hopeless fan of walnuts, so any recipe with walnuts is just spot on for me! 😉

  • Ekta said:

    YUMMY !! will surely try ..

  • Saraswathi Iyer said:

    Looks delicious and tempting.

  • prathibha said:

    Wow..lovely texture….looks really good n yummy

  • Sharmilee said:

    Nice texture u’ve got, looks very tempting

  • Jayasree said:

    Cake looks delicious…Adding some kind of nuts surely make a banana cake more tasty. I too like a brown crust for the cake and for that I shift to the grill mode for extra 5 minutes.

  • Sandhya said:

    Springy …and moist…. must have been a bliss for the breakfast.

  • Padhu said:

    Looks very delicious and tempting!!

  • Sweet Artichoke said:

    Very yummy looking cake! I am not a fan of banana either, exception for when they are baked in a cake! Your cake sounds really moist and tasty!

  • Priya said:

    Cake looks absolutely tempting, super moist and delectable..

  • deeba said:

    That does look delicious Sanjeetha. Love the walnuts peeping out. YUM!
    Thank you for the sweet mention! Cheers!!

  • Nandini said:

    The cake looks very yummy and delicious! Cool!

  • Radhika said:

    Wow Healthy one ! I will try …

  • Sally said:

    I could’ve done with this recipe the other day when I wanted to cook a cake but had no eggs – always seem to have lots of ripe bananas though.

  • Dimah said:

    Great photos! The cake looks moist and so delicious!

  • Faith said:

    I also love banana in baked goods, and this cake looks wonderful! Very healthy and I love the addition of walnuts, too!

  • Swathi said:

    Beautiful eggless banana walnut cake.

  • Nithya said:

    looks so yummy 🙂 soft and nice 🙂

  • Krishnaveni said:

    cake looks so soft and delicious

  • kairalisisters said:

    Wow you rock with eggless recipes..I love the cake, so soft and moisty…

  • Tanvi said:

    I am always on a look out foe eggless cake/cookie recipes.This looks so moisf and healthy.

  • Kiran said:

    I love healthy and easy recipes like this one. It almost looks like bread. I don’t mind toasting it and having it for breakfast 🙂

  • Julie M. said:

    Mmmm. I love banana bread. I’ve never seen those red bananas before! How does the red banana differ in taste from the yellow? Your loaf is gorgeous!

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Julie, the red variety is more sweet and pale orange in color. It is supposed to be very good for growing kids and body builders.

  • Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said:

    Walnut and banana always match perfect – I see is dense and completely irresistible!

    Cheers,

    Gera

  • Hannah said:

    Another recipe to bookmark straightaway! I currently have bananas ripening on the counter, so in a few days I should be ready to make this. I’ve been looking for a new banana bread/cake recipe!

  • Sheena said:

    This cake looks so beautiful and crumbly!

  • Nutritionalert said:

    Yummy! you’ve got me salivating. Will try the recipe.
    Thanks

  • Sarah, Maison Cupcake said:

    This cake looks wonderful – who needs eggs eh?!

  • Biren @ Roti n Rice said:

    Thanks for the eggless recipe. Your cake looks very moist and delicious.

  • Ananda Rajashekar said:

    Oh this looks heavenly wonderful combination 🙂

  • Barbarab said:

    Oh My! That looks lovely and moist! Amazing with no eggs.

  • Pachecopatty said:

    Yum, I have a bunch of ripe bananas on my counter, thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe:)

  • Raks said:

    Wonderful recipe! pictures make me drool!!

  • Heavenly Housewife said:

    Delicious cake. I love any form of banana bread/ cake. I am sure this would be marvellous with a cup of tea.
    *kisses* HH

  • shaz said:

    That cake does look incredibly moist. And I wonder what the red-skinned banana tastes like? I’ve never eaten one, looks so pretty.

  • Joanne said:

    I’m always running out of eggs at just the moment I want to bake and this is perfect for times like that! Looks delicious.

  • Mary said:

    This sounds wonderful. It looks moist and has a wonderful crumb. One would not know it was eggless unless they were told. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • Soma said:

    This the the breakfast I like to have. healthy yet indulgent. We always keep walnuts at home.

  • FOODESSA said:

    The one time I decided to test this eggless theory…it turned into one big disappointing mess for me. I tried making my baked french toast with the mashed banana…and very failed results.

    I get the feeling from just looking at your wonderful cake…I’ll have to give this method one more try. Hopefully it will erase the bad experience I had ;o)

    Thank you Sanjeeta for nudging me again where I may not of considered otherwise.

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

  • Magic of Spice said:

    Oh my this does look delicious…so moist and great photos 🙂

  • Siri said:

    the cake looks so moist and delicious. 😀

    Siri

  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said:

    Mmm what a delicious cake! It never ceases to amaze me what wonderful baked goods can be made without eggs, butter, etc.

  • Kitchen Butterfly said:

    Banana bread with nuts has to be one of my favourite fruit bakes ever! Yummy

  • Biny Anoop said:

    Hey Sanjeeta
    thx for visitg my space….i amglad to be here as well…The site look very professional and the recipes are really healthy and gud….loved the pics…gives a better idea.
    Will c u again.
    Thx.
    Biny Anoop

  • Juliana said:

    Yummie, this banana bread with walnut sure looks delicious, moist and fluffy 🙂

  • Nidhya said:

    Sounds very healthy and yummy

    Aaha Oho

  • Joyti said:

    Hmmm, delicious! Sounds and looks wonderful, especially considering that you’ve made it eggless – always a challenge.

  • emily said:

    This looks delish! I have a ton of bananas I need to use up, so I just might try your recipe. 🙂

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  • Shalini Chandak said:

    Hi Sanjeeta,

    You have a great collection of recipes for moms like me. Will be trying this cake today itself. Looks yummy……..

  • seema said:

    tried it. This turned out 2 be very delicious and yummy. No 1 at home could guess that bananas were in it. thanks.

  • Rajani said:

    Sanjeeta ki Jai Ho!
    I followed your recipe to the T and made cute muffins with the batter. Was worried I would burn them so stopped baking at 15 minutes, they could have done with 2 more minutes of baking time…but I did get it right,felt great, many thanks for sharing!
    Rajani.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Rajani, Glad that you liked what you baked! Every oven has a different temperature setting and it would help you a lot in baking if you understand your oven.

  • Reshma said:

    I made this today , used robusta instead of the red one. Turned out to be pretty yum.

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