Tuesday, 4 March 2014

I always wanted to try banana and walnut loaf but never had a chance to get the banana ripe to their fullest i.e the pulpy stage when the outer skin turns black and we are usually reluctant to eat it. This time i was lucky that there were two banana left over and no one was eating them. Though Atharv is banana lover in the family but because of cold i was not giving him. So i thought that its a good chance to try out this recipe. Also i wanted to have something for the tea time which is healthy as well as nutritious so i went ahead with it and it came out wonderful beyond my expectations. This tea time cake is guilt free without butter and wheat flour made it fiber rich. Also topping it with walnuts made it very nutritious. I have used egg replacer instead of eggs in it but one can use three eggs in it if they wish to.

Lets look at the ingredients used:-
Banana and walnut loaf

  1. Wheat flour/Atta 100 gm
  2. Sugar 100 gm
  3. Vegetable oil 70 ml
  4. Baking powder 1 tsp
  5. Soda bicarbonate pinch
  6. Eggs 3 or Egg replacer
  7. Banana pulp 2 medium size
  8. Cinnamon powder 1/4 tsp
  9. Nutmeg powder 1/8 tsp
  10. Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  11. Walnuts chopped 1/4 cup
  12. Lemon juice 1/2 tsp
Method for preparing it:-
First of all pre heat the oven at 180 C. Sift all the dry ingredients in one bowl ie( wheat flour, baking powder, soda bicarb, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder) keep them aside.
Then in another bowl pour the oil and add sugar in two to three batches while mixing it with hand mixer.

After that add vanilla essence and then banana pulp.

Then start adding the dry ingredient mixture to it alternately with the egg replacer mixture.

 Finally add the lemon juice and fold in the walnuts in it.

Grease a 6-inch tin and pour the batter in it. Also you can sprinkle one walnuts on the top of it.

Bake the cake for about 35-40 minutes at 180 C or unless tooth pick comes out clean. For me it took 40 minutes.
Banana and walnut loaf
When the cake was out of the oven it was smelling heavenly. My kitchen was filled with the aroma of cinnamon powder and nutmeg so it was difficult for me to wait till evening to taste the cake.
Apart from tea time it can be relished during breakfast with a glass of milk as its healthy and filling too.



  1. Hey Richa. I really like this recipe and have tried it many times but it always turns out too wet. Wonder what goes wrong.

  2. Hi Lucky!
    Try to use a little less of oil say 60ml, or replace it with same amt of butter. sometimes wetness is also due to high humidity in the air.
    hope that help.