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Baking | Eggless Oats & Banana Quick Bread

18 September 2012 21 Comments

Oats and banana bread, eggless and healthy

Baking is a real challenge if you wish to avoid two of the most important ingredients which give your cake that spongy and light texture, one is egg and the other is All purpose flour.

Though there is no specific reason for avoiding eggs in my bakes, I dislike using all purpose flour (maida) mainly due to health aspects. And this is what exactly happens with each bake of mine…will it rise…will it not. Anxiety vanishes when I see a gorgeous golden beauty popping out from my oven.

Oh yes, I too occasionally come across an adamant bread which fails to rise, that fussy cake showing the gooey inside and soft cookies which resembles more of flat breads. But then you learn with failures, the rate of which reduces drastically every time you see a perfect bake and a rewarding smile on the faces of your loved ones.

This Eggless Oats & Banana Quick Bread has been a family favorite for long and this time I changed a few ingredients in the old recipe. Banana in the recipe helps reduce the amount of fat and also keeps it moist.  The bread is low in fat and sugar, high on fiber and is loaded with protein. This bread recipe does not use yeast and is baked with leavening agents (baking powder/baking soda) which is why it is called a Quick bread.

The loaf is just right to enjoy a healthy breakfast for a family of four.

Baking | Eggless Oats & Banana Bread

Dry and wet ingredients to go in…..

Ingredients;

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp. chopped almonds
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Baking | Eggless Oats & Banana Bread

Fresh from the oven….

Method; Grease bread baking tin with oil and preheat it at 190°C for 10 minutes.

I have used frozen banana in the recipe which is quite easy to grate and mix with the batter. Take a bowl and add oats, whole-wheat four, APF (maida), salt, chopped almonds, cinnamon powder, baking powder, baking soda and mix well.

In another bowl add grated banana (about half cup), milk, yogurt, oil, honey and beat well.

Baking | Eggless Oats & Banana Bread

Keep adding the dry ingredients in small quantity into the wet ingredients and mix with a spatula. Sprinkle a tbsp. of oats over the batter.

Pour the batter into the pre heated baking tin and bake at 190°C for 30 minutes or till the top turns golden brown in color. Take out from the oven and insert a clean knife, if it comes out clean the bread it done.

Baking | Eggless Oats & Banana Bread

Let stand it on a wire rack for 20 minutes, run a knife around the tin to loosen the bread and turn it on a flat board. Cool it completely before slicing it to get even slices.

Baking | Eggless Oats & Banana Bread

Make sure to slice the bread when it is completely cool and the knife is sharp to get even slices.

Baking | Eggless Oats & Banana Bread

Spread fruit preserve or Nutella and serve it with tea or milk.

Baking | Eggless Oats & Banana Bread

Perfect Tea time indulgence with Nutella spread…

The Glossary page on Lite Bite which might be of some help for the beginners in baking;

Baking Glossary

Notes;

  1. The bread is mildly sweet, add extra sugar if you like sweet bread.
  2. Baking time may change due to the variations in oven temperatures.
  3. Yogurt or curd used here is fresh and thick.
  4. Quick cooking oats does not need to be soaked in liquid before using.

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21 Comments »

  • Terra said:

    I love how moist your bread looks!!! I love challenging myself, and not add eggs, using yogurt instead makes baked treats sooooo fluffy…..AND delicious! I love love your recipe, and must try it:-) Hugs, Terra

  • Vimitha said:

    Gonna try this soon… perfect for morning breakfast
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  • Angie@Angie's Recipes said:

    It’s really moist considering without egg. The slice with nutella looks SUPER!
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  • kristy @ the wicked noodle said:

    Wow, Sanjeeta, I’m swooning over your gorgeous photos! Just stunning!
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  • Priya said:

    Wow wat a fabulous looking bread, wish to get few slices rite now.
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  • mjskit said:

    What a moist and delicious looking cake! It’s hard to believe that it’s eggless but if anyone can make such a cake – you can! I’m sure the oatmeal gives it a lot of texture and I love a banana cake of any kind!
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  • Nami | Just One Cookbook said:

    Since we have no one who has issues with eggs or gluten in my family, I never paid attention of alternative way to make/bake something. After I started blogging, I learned that there are many people who cannot cook certain dishes or avoid using let’s say typical flour for better health. I’m inspired by many of you. Like this banana bread, it looks so moist and delicious. I’d never ever thought it’s eggless, for example. Such a beautiful and delicious banana bread Sanjeeta!
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  • Meeta said:

    Oh I think I will have that last piece with the chocolate spread on it! Love the moist looking bread.
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  • Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb said:

    I realised the same the other day, that its difficult to eliminate eggs and flour. I cant wait to experminet in this direction!

  • Faith said:

    This is a perfect loaf — you did an amazing job with the texture! Love that it’s full of healthy ingredients like oats…I could eat it any time of day!
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  • beti said:

    definitely on my list, I can’t believe it’s eggless
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  • Aditi said:

    Beautiful bread..Could I replace the honey with equal quantity of sugar? would I need to increase the liquid quantity?

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Aditi Yes, you can replace honey with sugar, just make sure you add a tbsp of water to bring the batter to the same consistency.

  • rit said:

    really looking delicious , just perfect for family breakfast.
    but i have a question-
    if i want to add eggs in this recipe?how much ?and what would be the possible outcome of adding eggs?
    please reply

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said:

    Lovely loaf of bread — it looks so moist :)
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  • Pradnya said:

    The bread looks lovely. I’m really eager to try it out.

    I don’t know where the 1/4th cup all purpose flour comes in though. I have gone through the method at least twice. If I have overlooked its mention, please ignore this.

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Pradnya, APF is also added along with whole wheat flour..thanks for bringing it to my notice.

  • Pradnya said:

    You’re welcome. I thought as much but just wanted to confirm. I tried making this but I guess I added too much cinnamon. I am going to try again.

  • Preeti Tamilarasan said:

    Hi Sanjeeta,
    tried out this bread with few modifications.. it turned out too good :) we enjoyed it thoroughly..
    I have published it in my blog.. have a glance wen u are free :)

    “http://jopreet.blogspot.in/2013/03/pumpkin-oats-bread-with-dates-eggless.html”

  • Preeti Tamilarasan said:

    Hi Sanjeeta,
    tried your bread with few modifications and it really came out well.. enjoyed it thoroughly.. i have also updated the recipe in my blog.. have a look in your free time..

  • Jessy said:

    i tired this recipe yesterday. it was yummy!!!! thank you :)

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