Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Whole Wheat Flaxmeal Banana Bread

Whenever I have some over ripe bananas,I bake banana bread or if I cannot make the bread immediately, I store them in ziploc bags in my freezer,until they are pulled out and squished into a banana bread batter. Sometimes, I wait patiently for bananas to go over ripe,so that I can make banana bread. Now you got it, I love baking and eating banana bread !

WW flaxmeal banana bread

I have tried several different variations of the classic banana bread. But I haven't posted them all here, except this strawberry-banana-nut bread.I share only the best with you, because you deserve only the best ! This bread recipe is a keeper and I recommend you all try this. And for the health nuts,there is no better way to bake a moist banana bread as healthy and tasty as this.Flax-meal makes this bread super moist even when it has only half the quantity butter in it,compared to the original.

Whole Wheat Flaxmeal Banana Bread

Everyone in my family,including my lil monster loves banana and banana bread.
I always have bananas in my fruit basket,sometimes as pretty as yellow can be, sometimes with some freckles on yellow and sometimes freckles turning into big black scars, which my lil guy is too picky to eat. And that is the time and approval for me to make a great banana bread. And that is the time to make a great banana bread.


Whole Wheat Flaxmeal Banana Bread

The little fellow makes sure that his favorite things, including bananas, are included in my grocery list. Would you like to know what he does to make this happen? He writes a grocery list while his big sister/his father writes down the list, as I go through the fridge and my pantry, finding out what we need for the coming days. He doesn't know most of the alphabets, so the smart fellow draws pictures of everything I dictate ! And writes the first letter, for example, "A" for apple, next to his drawing that somewhat looks like an apple. Each time he does this,I try my best to not crack up,which will make him mad and leave the room.


Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour- 1 1/2 cup
All purpose flour- 1/2 cup
Flax meal- 1/3 cup
Baking soda- 3/4 tsp
Salt- 1/4tsp
Cinnamon- 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg- 1/8tsp
Cloves- 1/4 tsp
Walnuts,chopped- 1/2 cup
Butter,softened- 1/4 cup
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Brown sugar- 1/2 cup,not packed
Eggs- 2
Fat-free yogurt- 1/3 cup
Low-fat Sour Cream- 1/3 cup (or replace with one extra banana)
Mashed bananas- 1 1/2 cup (about 2)

Method:

1.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F. Grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan and keep aside.
2.Whisk together the flours,baking soda,salt and spices in a large mixing bowl.
3.In a medium bowl,beat butter and sugars until blended well.Add eggs one at a time and mix well.
4.Beat in yogurt,sour cream and mashed bananas until mixed well.
5.Pour this into flour mixture,add chopped nuts, and fold until moistened.Do not over-mix.
6.Spoon batter into loaf pan and bake for about 55 minutes or until a tester inserted comes out clean.
7.Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then cool completely on wire rack.

Notes:

1.You can easily replace sour cream in this recipe with one more banana.
2.The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, which was wee bit sweeter for us.
3.I like my banana bread ripened. So I make them late in the evening and cut them only the next morning.

Recipe adapted from: Joy the baker and Enlightened cooking

41 comments:

  1. Healthy and delicious looking bread...Awesome clicks dear..

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  2. Classic presentation of a healthy bread there...Too tempting to resist !

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  3. looks so yumm and presentation is too good .. thank u for sharing

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  4. i have had bad luck with banana bread all the time. The bananas we get here are not sweet enough and has absolutely no taste, leaving the cake quite flavourless. but since i absolutely love banana bread i just buy it from an organic store which i must admit serves the bestest b cake evah :)
    the pics look lovely namitha

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  5. this looks absolutely delicious! the banana bread is also one of the reasons why i keep bananas in my pantry all the time :)

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  6. I love adding banana to almost anything,it is a such great fruit with loads of nutrients...Banana bread looks soft n fluffy....Nice clicks too.....

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  7. perfect n healthy banana bread....

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  8. Perfect baked banana bread at its best :-) yummy n healthy homemade bread makes it more appetizing. nice clicks n presented Nami :-)

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  9. A delicious looking bread! Healthy too.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  10. OMG the bread looks very tempting.Grab it and apply some jam or nutella and have it.Nice.

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  11. Beautiful presentation..classic
    Healthy and soft bread..yum

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  12. I love bananas in bread and this is done very perfectly with beautiful clicks

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  13. Perfectly moist banana bread!! nice photos

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  14. Not a fan of banana bread but love the colours and the glow in this snapshot.

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  15. Super duper pictures. I have never had banana bread, and I am so curious how it would taste.

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  16. awesome banana bread... also post a picture of your son's grcoery list - it will be cute...

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  17. That bread looks too delicious to be so healthy!!! Loved it, I have not had much luck using flax in baking. Will have to try this recipe.

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  18. Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!

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  19. The banana bread looks fantastic! I love the added flaxmeal in it.

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  20. Yummy bread,looks so delicious n nice clicks too...

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  21. Awesome pictures :) You are doing well.

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  22. Moist and absolutely amazing banana bread nami. I love the aroma when it starts getting out of the oven. Yum.

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  23. What a coincidence! I just made a banana bread because my husband wanted to eat it tomorrow morning (so that he doesn't have to make waffle/pancake!). I'd love to try yours next time. I also make banana bread when we have ripe banana. I never thought of freezing the banana though. That's a great idea!

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  24. I have tried several healthy versions of banana bread, which quite didnt get there.Will definitly give this one a try.Looks lovely dear.

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  25. What lovely photography here !! So glad to find your blog, you have some really lovely recipes out here...

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  26. A good way of using up excess bananas.

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  27. Nice job on this banana bread. I love the addition of flax!

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  28. looks wonderful and love the food styling

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  29. My little one won't eat a frosted cupcake but will gobble up a banana bread. This so lovely! Love your wood background.

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  30. Oh the bread looks so beautiful, love the color and wonderful texture..perfect with my tea!
    Lite Bite

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  31. You've got one of the most beautiful blogs ever! :) And I love the recipe! Its so simple!
    -
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

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  32. I like this healthy recipe for banana bread. It looks delicious. I love the story of how your son makes the grocery list. That must be the cutest grocery list ever:)

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  33. That photos are incredibly drool-worthy! I love this recipe and glad you made it whole wheat :)

    BTW, thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

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  35. You had me at 'whole wheat' and 'banana' - two current obsessions! Bookmarking this to try later.

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