My theme of this series is – Healthy recipes under 30 minutes. I am sharing easy, quick, yummy and healthy recipes. I shared a carrot muffins recipe which might take little more time than 30 minutes depending on the quantity you are making. Baking takes little more time but when it’s healthy, you can wait, right?
Today’s recipe might take 30 -35 minutes baking time. But as this is a healthy and yummy recipe which is my kids favourite, I have to share it. There is nothing unhealthy about this recipe. You can give it to your kids without getting guilty and enjoy it yourself too.
Bananas are a powerhouse of nutrients. There are so many different varieties of banana available and the small ones which are called yelakki banana were new to me when we moved to Bangalore. I never had it before in my life but now we mostly get this one as kids prefer it. They are rich in fiber, vitamin B, potassium. They can give you an instant energy boost and are perfect as a snack.
Our other ingredient, walnut is my favourite dry fruit. It is loaded with nutrients and is rich in healthy fats and proteins. It is good for the heart as it reduces the bad cholesterol i.e. LDL and triglycerides. Store them in a cool and dry place as dry fruits get rancid fast. Use walnuts in your salads, and another day to day recipes.
The walnut whole wheat banana bread which we are making today is an eggless recipe. To replace eggs, the most common ingredients which can be used are vinegar and buttermilk. Some people also use pureed fruits like applesauce, yogurt, mayonnaise etc.
You can have this bread for breakfast, pack it for your kid’s snack box or have it with evening tea. When you are using all healthy ingredients, you know its ok to indulge a little bit.
- Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
- Brown Sugar – ½ cup
- Baking soda - ½ tsp
- Baking powder - ½ tsp
- Cinnamon powder - ½ tsp
- Walnuts – few (According to your liking)
- Cooking Oil - ¼ cup
- Bananas - 2 mashed
- Buttermilk – ½ cup
- Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
- Preheat the oven to 180c.
- Now take a baking tin and oil it and keep it aside.
- Now take all the dry ingredients. Add wheat flour, cinnamon, sugar, baking soda and baking powder and mix it together nicely.
- Now mash the bananas. And add it to the mix.
- Now add oil and buttermilk and mix gently but properly.
- Afterward, pour this mixture into the baking tin and top it up with walnuts. And bake at 180c.
- Take out the tin when it’s ready. Let it cool and cut the slices and serve fresh.
Do no use any electric mixture. Mix it manually.
For me, it takes 30 minutes to bake it. But it can vary depending on oven.
You can use normal sugar if you don't have brown sugar.
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Read my theme reveal post here.
I am sharing 26 healthy recipes under 30 minutes full this month.
See the recipes till now –
A for Apple coconut squares
B for a Bracing burger
C for Carrot walnut muffins
D for Dhokla with a twist
E for Eggless Pancake
F for Fruit chocolate pops
I for Instant paneer tikka
J for Jaggery Dates chutney
K for Kale grilled sandwich
L for Lemon cranberry mojito
M for Mango brown rice salad
O for Oats beetroot Dosa
Q for Quinoa veg salad
R for Red sauce pasta with spinach
S for Sprouts salad
T for Tomato soup
U for Ultimate Utappam
V for Veg corn cutlets