Banana, Oatmeal & Wholewheat Bread – A Healthy Breakfast Loaf
On any normal day my freezer stock more overripe and blackened bananas than ice cubes, more so because I like baking with bananas and love banana smoothies as a filling breakfast treat and always end up buying extra for the same. This Eggless Banana & Oatmeal Wholewheat Bread was yet another extremely moist and delightful bake for our Sunday breakfast. Since I did not get time to de frost the banana in the morning, I grated the banana and was happy to see a fluffy and evenly baked bread. Grated frozen banana did the magic here!
Although Baking and eggs go hand in hand as eggs give a light and fluffy texture to the baked goodies, I find baking without eggs really challenging and love to see the results each time that my batter is in the oven. The ubiquitous question ‘Will it or won’t it..rise‘ keeps the adrenalin high! And my baking eggless recipes is purely on health grounds and not due to any sort of allergy or an ethical reasons.
- 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 3 tbsp. yogurt or curd
- 1/2 cup grated banana
- 1/4 cup palm sugar/light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil/melted butter
- 1 tbsp. milk +more
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tbsp Chocolate chips
Method; Take out the frozen banana from the freezer peel it and grate it. Soak the oats in 1 tbsp milk or more for about 10 minutes. Take a large vessel and sift the wholewheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder.
Take another vessel and add yogurt, oil and light brown sugar and mix well till the sugar is dissolved. Add soaked oatmeal and grated banana into it and stir.
Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and mix it well.
Grease a rectangular bread baking tin with oil. Preheat the oven to 180°C for 10 minutes. Take out the baking tin and pour the batter into it. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter and push lightly to embed them in the batter.
Bake the bread at 190°C for about 30-40 minutes or till done. The loaf has a wonderful crust and looks pretty with the furrows.
Light brown sugar and palm sugar gives a beautiful yellow hue to the bread.
Can you spot the tiny black threads in the loaf…it is courtesy a special banana variety, which is very sweet with seeds and small threads inside.
Two large slices and you are done with a healthy and filling breakfast for the day.
Cool it ‘completely’ before slicing. I am stressing on the word ‘completely’ here, as you can see the uneven slices that I got. My children lost patience after inhaling the heady aromas of the cinnamon infused banana bread for 40 odd minutes 🙂
- Omit sugar if you wish for a completely sugar free bake. Banana sweetness is perfect for the loaf.
- This bread is not very sweet and you could increase the sugar to 1/2 or 3/4 th cup for a sweeter version.
- Add more milk if you feel the batter is not of free flowing texture.
- You can never make out that this loaf has oats in it, a healthy option for kids snack box.
Have you tried this Banana bake from Lite Bite;