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Banana & Carrot Eggless Bread

20 July 2010 48 Comments

eggless banana bread

‘Necessity is the mother of invention‘ holds true for this Banana & carrot eggless bread which added one more foodie inventions in my recipe network. I never tried a cake or a bread in a pressure cooker, as there was always a smiling Microwave sitting pretty in my kitchen.  But the sudden current cut made me do so. After assembling all the ingredients for the bread,  mixing the batter and pouring the mix in the bread pan, the current went off and my microwave went silent!

I was left wondering as to how to bake this bread which has been already mixed in. I remember mom baking cakes in pressure cooker and in big woks using sand! Searching for sand was out of question in the cities. I opted for the first option instead, and baked the bread. And to my surprise the bread was as moist and soft as it would be if baked in a microwave oven!

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Ingredients;

  • 1 cup of refined flour
  • 1/2 cup of wholewheat flour
  • 3 tsp of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of any vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup of mashed Banana
  • 3 tsp of Dates Syrup or dates
  • 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
  • 4 tsp of curd
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon powder (optional)

Method:

  1. Peel and grate a carrot, mash one medium size banana and keep it aside.
  2. Mix both the flours with baking soda, salt, sugar and cinnamon powder.
  3. Take a big vessel and put in the grated carrots, mashed banana, curd, date syrup or shredded dates and vegetable oil. mix it thoroughly.

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4.  Pour the dry flour mix in the carrot and banana mixture and mix well.

5.  Check the consistency of the batter, add a little of cold milk if it is too thick.

bread6.  Grease a bread pan with oil and pour the batter in it.

7.  Heat 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker, and put a separator in bottom (small mash).

bread8.  Cover the bread pan with a cellophane wrapper or aluminum foil.

9.  Put this wrapped bread pan inside the pressure cooker, and let it cook for 30 minutes on medium heat.

bread10.  Cool the bread and cut in to desired shape.

bread11.  Serve hot or cold at breakfast or as a tea time snack with a dollop of fruit jam or butter.

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Notes:

  • The bread baked or cooked in a pressure cooker will not have a crispy and brown crust on top, as it is not baked in direct heat.
  • Stays good for a week if kept in refrigerator.
  • A good morning breakfast for kids who normally avoid eating in the morning.
  • Spread homemade natural fruit jam for extra nutrients.
  • Carrots, banana and wholewheat flour provide good fiber in the recipe
  • Dates is a prudent way to increase iron content in kids diet.
  • Spread any fruit jam on a slice and pack them as a healthy snack box to school for kids.

This trial was surely a blessing in disguise or else I would have never tried a pressure cooker to make a bread. Hope this recipe of Banana & carrot egg less bread cooked in a pressure cooker will serve a good purpose for those who do not have a microwave to bake the same. You can bake the bread with the same ingredients in an oven also at 180°c for 30 minutes.

PS : Pressure cook without the vent.  Thanks Nivedita for reminding.

More healthy and delicious recipes to share with you soon, stay connected. take care.

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48 Comments »

  • rentu said:

    hey this is reallie nice

  • Aps said:

    Loved it totally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nisha said:

    oh yes that does look nice and moist..wow ive never baked anything in a pressure cooker..as for that matter neither have i tried baking in a microwave:)

  • veena said:

    this looks so yummy. Thanks for stopping by

  • Priti said:

    Looks delicious …making in cooker is great idea..thanks for sharing dear

  • Nivedita said:

    HI
    Its awesome! I think my dream to bake the cake will come true.
    Going to try it soon. Book marked it.
    Thanks a ton for such a lovely recipe.

  • Nivedita said:

    Hey one doubt,
    I was writing down the ingredients and the method, One doubt
    Do we need to keep the cooker with whistle and rubber gasket on?
    Please answer soon.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    Hi Nivedita this is really very important doubt, I assumed that everyone knows how to cook in a pressure cooker. Thansk for reminding.
    No, you don’t have to keep the vent on. Pressure cook without weight. Rubber gasket is also not necessary, but its ok to use it. Similar to steaming idlies.

  • Heavenly Housewife said:

    How fantastic, you put together two of my favourite treats: banana bread and carrot cake. I am sure this tastes absolutely wonderful.
    *kisses* HH

  • Jayasree said:

    Wow, good try on baking in pressure cooker. Loved the pairing of carrots and banana. I have tried banana and dates.

  • jeyashrisuresh said:

    ooh i know we can make cake in pressure cooker, but dont know the exact recipe and how to make.
    Very nice clicks and cake looks delicious

  • Divya said:

    Yum..looks so good!!

  • satya said:

    wow,its a gr8 idea ,cake looks so moist n soft …love the combo of babana n carrot n that to eggless ..i will try it soon ,thanks for this healthy version dear

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

  • Sarah said:

    So soft and spongy…yummy yumm

  • Swathi said:

    Sanjeeta,

    Banna carrot cake looks awesome. It has the texture of steamed pudding.NIce.

  • Nivedita said:

    Thank you so much Sanjeeta
    I never did baking till few months back, and I do not remember how my mom used to bake.

  • Apu said:

    The cake looks fab!!

  • Suman Singh said:

    Cake in a cooker…sounds great…never tried or thought of baking this way..cake looks irresistable…yumm

  • Aipi said:

    lovely and moist cake.. never tried baking in a pressure cooker.. yours turned out perfect!! btw thanks 4 dropping by my blog.. do keep in touch 🙂

  • Shobs said:

    Thanks for the recipe! I have not tried baking in a pressure cooker. Will sure try it sometime.

  • Shobs said:

    Also wanted to mention if you are a fan of orange or lemon peel you could grate them (1 table spoon) and use it in the recipe. It gives a freshness feeling in your tongue.

  • Treat and Trick said:

    That is really moist and healthy, never tried using pressure cooker for making cake though…..

  • Srivalli said:

    Looks very very tempting!

  • Krishnaveni said:

    very nice try bread looks so good and yummy

  • Priya said:

    Such a great looking and scrumptious cake..

  • Panchpakwan said:

    Looks so delicious cake..wow and to without egg!!

  • Nivedita said:

    Hi
    I prepared it. The taste is tooooooo good. Only thing is it did not raise up more. But is very soft and spongy. May be because I added more milk as it was very thick! Guide me please.
    Thanks dear.
    With your permission, I want to post it in my blog (linking your recipe too) as I reduced it to half a quantity and added nuts to it.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    My pleasure Nivedita. Its all about sharing what you know and what you cooked. So go ahead and publish your recipe. Am waiting to see it. Best wishes, take care.
    Yes it might have become a bit liquid, which made it a bit flat. Anyway keep trying. At times, it happens with me also, even after 20 years of baking and cooking. Baking depends a lot on the quality of baking soda, oven temperature and mixing.

  • sangeeta said:

    Great recipe. Banana n carrot combination looks tempting.. thanks sanjeeta.

  • FOODESSA said:

    The combo of banana, carrots, dates and cinnamon…yum…it’s for sure that you already had a head start to a successful goodie.
    I got a pressure cooker as one of my wedding gifts and I had quickly lent it to my ‘Nonna’ who was more comfy with it than I was. For some reason…I’m scared of using that pot. Call me nuts…but, I haven’t changed my mind. I’m glad that you didn’t fear it…because you at least salvaged your baking ;o)

    Ciao for now and have a great day,
    Claudia

  • Valarmathi said:

    Wow……bread looks yummy, super, perfect and spongy.

  • Vidya said:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment Sanjeeta. This recipe is just awesome. my oven doesnt work and i have never baked in mw. I am going to try this in pressure cooker. it sounds so easy and yum!

  • RV said:

    Wow, what a wonderful idea. I never heard of baking in pressure cooker. Back home Amma uses the Sand method.. This is absolutely a delicious and moist looking cake. A Keeper recipe.

  • Rashmi said:

    i have been wanting to try steaming breads & cakes..thanks for this recipe

  • Vandya said:

    I love carrot and banana cake. Seeing the pictures make me realise that i can as well try it. The texture of the cake looks ammazing.

  • Sook said:

    Wow, it’s amazing how moist it looks even without any eggs… Yum!

  • Suja Sugathan said:

    Wow moist and yummy..great idea, came out so good with great texture

  • Anu said:

    You are on a carrot spree! And I love it!

    The bread looks moist and delicious!

  • Sandhya said:

    Wow… so beautifully made… neatly explained!

  • Aparna said:

    YOur steame cooked bread look really goo with nice texture. And the banana and carrots make it so moist.
    I started out baking in a pressure cooker with sand on the bottom! 🙂

  • Parita said:

    WOW! thats a super moist and delicious looking bread!

  • Divya said:

    Delicious and moist looking bread!!

  • G.pavani said:

    Dear an award is waiting for u in my blog.cake is tempting

  • Monika said:

    I made it. I was a hit. Gives me an inspiration to bake my breads at home now onwards 🙂

  • Laaura said:

    Wow, wow, wow! I want to try this right away. Can I substitute sugar for the dates, or are they an integral part of making up for the eggs?

    Can’t wait to try it and put my own spin on it!

    Ciao,

    L

    http://www.hippressurecooking.com
    P.S. I love your creative pressure cooker recipes, please consider making a guest post on my website!

  • Robbi Deremiah said:

    looks yummy

  • michelle said:

    i’ve been very much inspired by the recipes you posted in your blog. i don’t have a pressure cooker, so can i use a multi-cooker and this method of pressure cooking, it is actually steaming the cake as well right? looking forward for your reply.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Michelle, Thanks for the sweet words. Yes you can try them in your multi cooker, as the cake is steamed version and taaste similar to the Christmas steamed cake. You could also bake it in your oven for a crispy crust.

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