December 30th, 2010

Eggless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Eggless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

As I brush my nose against the softness of my baby’s cheeks, his gurgles and giggles make my heart leap with joy and I think to myself that I wouldnt trade anything in the world for these moments and feel grateful for life’s most precious gift.

As this year comes to a close, I get into a contemplative frame of mind and think about the  many more things I need to be grateful for in my life. The wonderful people that surround my existence. The ability and opportunity to do what I’m passionate about.  And for you my wonderful readers! I derive great inspiration and encouragement from all of you who come in and say something and also from those of you who come in here and read what I have to say without saying a word.

2010 has been good for divinetaste with a few press mentions coming my way! Mumbai Boss, Indian American, Grazia (dec 10) and The Wall Street Journal have acknowledged my work. Other than this, it has been a mixture of many events and moments filled with happiness, sadness and other human emotions. I have learned a thing or two about life from these occurrences, taught myself new tricks in food and photography and hope to learn more the following year. Keeping a site of this nature active requires a certain level of commitment and zeal and a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Planning, the actual cooking or baking, styling the shoot and the actual shooting, writing and making sure the whole thing comes together beautifully, all in the midst of feeding a toddler, attending to his fancies and at times tantrums and making sure none of this interferes with his eating and sleeping schedules is not exactly a piece of cake. And I truly hope that the coming year will double my enthusiasm, energy and drive to bring forth more delicacies and great food on the divinetaste table. So yes, I look forward to the coming year with much hope and enthusiasm.

I’m bidding adieu to 2010 on divinetaste with this exceptional bread. The fact that I’m allergic to bananas and that eating them in any form will have me sneezing through the day does not stop me from feeding preparations made with this fruit to my loved ones and from bringing it here!

As it bakes, the fruity aroma which fills the air more or less compensates for not getting to eat this flavourful bread. Which is second only to the reactions of people who eat it!

This banana bread is moist, soft and full of flavour. The brown sugar in the bread only intensifies the banana flavour. The tiny bits of chocolate when you bite into it only makes it better with every bite. You could serve it for breakfast or as a snack with your afternoon cuppa, whatever it maybe. I can only say that you will delight yourself and those around you with this marvelous bread!

Eggless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

You can play around with this recipe. You could use 50% plain flour and 50% wholemeal flour or 100 % plain flour. The same goes for sugar. You could skip the chocolate chips altogether or replace them with your favourite nuts. Substitute the butter with vegetable margarine or oil for a vegan version.

Ingredients:

140 gm (1 cup) plain flour
70 gm (1/2 cup) wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
100 gm (1/2 cup) butter, melted
110 gm (1/2 cup) granulated brown sugar
110 gm (1/2 cup) granulated white sugar*
1/2  vanilla bean, ends trimmed and chopped or 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

4 ripe medium sized bananas
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Method:

Lightly grease a 9″ by 5″ loaf tin or a medium sized loaf pan with oil or butter. Dust it with flour, turn it over and tap on the base to remove excess flour.

Place a strainer over a large bowl or over the bowl of a stand mixer, put in both the flours, baking powder and baking soda and sieve once to make the mixture uniform.

Melt the butter in a saucepan. In a food processor or blender, grind the sugars with the vanilla to a fine powder and transfer to a bowl. Stir in the melted butter into the sugar.

In the same jar of the food processor or blender, grind the bananas into a fine puree. Add the pureed bananas to the sugar and butter mixture.

Mix in the banana mixture into the flour mixture and beat with a whisk until well blended.

Add the chocolate chips, mix lightly and pour the batter into the 9” by 5” rectangular loaf pan or a medium sized loaf tin.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes at 180 C/ 350 F/ Gas mark 4 in a pre heated oven for about 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean.

* If your bananas are overtly sweet then reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup.

Makes one 9” by 5” loaf of bread.

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  1. Ashwini says:

    As usual, beautiful post Anushruti. The pictures are so full of life, I can almost taste the chocolate chips and banana. Am a big fan of this lovely fruit and am gonna try this over the weekend, for sure.

    Can you tell me what is wholemeal flour? can it be substituted with whole wheat flour?

  2. Anushruti says:

    Thank you Ashwini. Wholemeal flour means whole wheat flour. You can use the one you use for roti.

  3. Nithya says:

    Oh my god!!! they look so soft and yummy :) Chocolate chips, banana and healthy whole wheat flour and egg-less sweeps me off for sure.. Perfect looking bread :)

  4. Shanti says:

    Ur recipes r great,nice pictures,nice website these r the comments u get usually from everyone.even I’d like to tell the same .I love that every detailed explanation u gave and the way u present the food.i came thru ur site while i was searching for sprouted baby foods.Homemade baby food is great and I’d like u to come up with more baby food recipes and help moms like me.
    I went thru almost all ur posts and found that u r very organized (which always turns me on).waiting for more fab posts and great pics.

  5. Shruti says:

    Dear Anu,

    Hearty Congrates!!!!!went thru all ur press mentions…felt really proud of u, in todays era where people can’t think of food without eggs and non veg….ur blogs are an answer to all the comments…..one of my friend asked me as to why do i need a microwave since we are pure veggies and don’t even eat eggs….she said what would u do with the grill either? I only told her to go thru ur website,and she was AMAZED!!! I said these are the things I would like to learn and prepare and told her that there is definately a good substitute for all ur nonveg and egg dishes….which not only feed ur body but helps to purify ur mind as well.Thanks Anu!!!! and once again Congtrats!!!!the day is not far when ur site is going to be recognised all over the world these are my wishes for u and we are relly really proud of u.And not to forget that my husband has complimented you as well for creating such a wonderfull site for veggies like him….so congrats and a very special thanks for his side also.

    All the very best for your future tennures,
    with lots of good wishes,

    Shruti and Rajesh.

    Shruti

  6. El says:

    Congratulations on the press mentions! The bread looks sensation. A perfect way to kick off the New year. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2011!

  7. pavithra says:

    Wow absolutely tempting and stunning pictures Anu.. Loved the recipe and with wheat flour i love it… yumm:) Wish u and ur family Happy New Year !!!

  8. Anushruti says:

    Thank you everybody for your fond and wonderful wishes.

    Shruti: I’m really touched by your heartfelt words. Thank you very much!

  9. Tamanna says:

    oh boy…this delicious looking bread tickle my tongue!
    Looks well done and this reminds me I have some leftover ripened bananas =D

  10. Suhaina says:

    Wow…..u have a very lovely blog… how come I never saw it before….Thanks for visiting my blog… I use instant dry yeast in my recipes…
    I am sure I can come to ur blog to get some eggless recipes.
    I will surely visit ur blog again and again..Thanks in adavnce.
    Wish u a happy and prosperous new year.

  11. speed says:

    hi
    I tried making this recipe today morning.
    it turned out pretty good.
    However, it tastes nothing like bread more like cake and looks not so much like the pictures you have…nevertheless my daughter is eating it..so I am satisfied! thanks :)
    also, any other substitutes for sugar and (Jaggery or Maple Syrup)
    can I use all of whole meal and no all purpose?
    I want a healthier version so I can let everyone indulge!

  12. Anushruti says:

    speed: Although this is popularly known as banana bread, if you are looking for the bread taste and texture you wont find it since this has no yeast. As far as it not looking like the pictures here, even the bread I make varies in appearance at times. This largely depends on the quality of the bananas.

    You can definitely try substituting jaggery here. However using only wholemeal might not give you the correct texture.

  13. Nithya says:

    I tried this recipe yesterday and it came out well :)I made this as muffins. Thanks for the recipe :)

  14. Raji says:

    You have a wonderful site.. I am amazed by looking at so many eggless recipes. I have become a big fan of yours. Wishing you a very happy new year.

  15. Usha Hegde says:

    HI ANU
    THIS TIME IAM TOUCHED BY THE WONDERFUL COMMENTS
    U HAVE RECIEVED FROM UR DEAR N NEAR ONES THIS IS YHE RESULT OF UR SINCERE HARD WORK BEHIND AL THE BEST
    LUV AMMA

  16. Amita says:

    Loved this recipe. Somehow I have never tried eggless banana bread, but am definitely going to try making this one.

    Great website!

  17. Namitha says:

    Hey Anu,

    Usually I’m a silent visitor in your site 😉 Now I’ll break it because I want to tell you how good this banana bread (my fav) looks…:-) also wish you a very happy New Year 😀

  18. speed says:

    thanks for getting back on that.
    I will try with jaggery..I am guessing the quantity is interchangable, I ask because I am not a pro at baking. And it makes sense that no use of yeast is giving it that breadless taste, I learn something new everyday.

  19. Anushruti says:

    Thank you everybody for all your wishes.

    Namitha: Thank you for breaking the silence.

  20. shayma says:

    nice one- Anu- it’s so hard to photograph brown food- but you got it right, it’s so beautiful. wishing you a very Happy New Year. x shayma

  21. Bagya says:

    Anushruti,

    I made the banana bread today and chocolate peanut butter muffins a couple of days ago. Both are absolutely delicious. You are absolutely right about the lovely fruity aroma that fills the house when the banana bread is baking! My family loved them both. Many thanks for these wonderful recipes.
    Best Wishes

  22. Pinky says:

    Hi Anushruti,

    I tried this bread 2day & followed the same recipe but it dint turn out as u have mentioned……..it came out moist in the centre & quiet crusty on the top, not sure what i did wrong.It had a very strong buttery taste also….. but i do agress with some that this came out as a cake.

    I wld luv to get the same texture as u have posted.

  23. Anushruti says:

    Pinky: I have to say again that if you are looking for the bread texture this won’t be it since this has no yeast in it. This has to be baked in the centre of the oven. If the ingredients are measured accurately and it is baked for the right time at the right temperature then I don’t see why you won’t get the same texture as the same above and like the others who have tried this recipe here. Good luck!

  24. Chaitra says:

    Hi Anushruti,

    I tried this cake yesterday and totally fell in love with it! Kudos to you :) I tried the original recipe and tried another loaf with walnuts in place of choco chips. Thanks for the recipe!

    Your site is fantastic, keep the recipes and the gorgeous pictures coming :)

    Cheers,
    Chaitra

  25. Suchithra says:

    Hi Anushruti,

    I tried this recipe as well and it turned out really well. However, I want to know how you convert recipe’s that contain eggs to eggless recipe’s.

    I have the recipe for a BUTTERMILK COUNTRY CAKE:
    4 large egg yolks
    160g buttermilk
    1 and a half tsp vanilla
    200g sifted flour
    200g sugar
    1tbsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    113g unsalted butter

    I tried this recipe a couple of months ago and the cake wasn’t porous. It takes great, but I’d like to have an eggless recipe instead.

    Your assistance would be of great help! Thank you!!

  26. Anushruti says:

    Suchithra: Thank you for reporting your success with this recipe. Different recipes require different egg substitutes depending on various factors. This requires an in depth explanation beyond the scope of a comment reply. But, for this recipe try substituting the egg yolks with 2 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch mixed with 6 tbsp water. Let me know how it went! All the best!

  27. Rama Devi says:

    Hi Anushruti! :) I tried this recipe earlier as a proper cake.It was so amazingly tasty!I plan to make it again for my mom today. Thank you for this recipe. :)

  28. Anushruti says:

    Rama Devi: Glad you like it and thanks for the feedback!

  29. vijivenu says:

    Hi Anushruti, I tried this recipe. It came out well. But it was not like the one that is in the pic. The aroma as you mentioned was awesome. You have mentioned 4 bananas, can u clarify what type…Are they the spotted long bananas? or the elakki bananas that we get in Bangalore. Anyway i used 5 of the elakki bananas. is it ok? I baked for one hour, the bread rose very well while it was getting baked, but the centre dipped as soon as i removed from the oven. What went wrong? Is it the wrong banana proportion? But tastes very good, so i am happy. I am a beginner ibn baking so i would like to know the reason. I like all the eggless recipes that you are posting and trying out one by one. Pls advise…

  30. Anushruti says:

    vijivenu: this recipe wont work with the small elakki bananas! You have to use the long ones! Refer FAQ section for doubts in baking. If you have any other doubts I will be glad to help!

  31. Neha says:

    thanks for this great recipe! i’m going to try it tomorrow. i wanted to know how long the bread can be stored? i’m planning to give it to a friend in a hostel, so a 3 days would be safe?
    thanks again!

  32. Anushruti says:

    Neha: It should keep for three days! All the best and I hope your friend enjoys it!

  33. priti says:

    hey anushruti, i am new at baking. but i try all ur recipes n they r amazing.though i bake in a microwave. i hope that’s OK? but i do realize that the time to bake varies 4 different recipes. like when i baked the above recipe i needed to reduce the baking time else the bread turns dry n i need to add a little milk.I LOVE THE PICTURES TOO,THE FLOWERS TOO.AMAZING! AWESOME!
    I CAN COOK N BAKE ALL RECIPES CAUSE I M A PURE JAIN,MY husband is PURE VEGAN. A BIG THANK YOU 4 THESE SUPERB BAKES which otherwise we could never eat.

  34. alpana says:

    Hi,

    Came across your blog today. This banana bread looks yummulicious. Bookmarked.
    Do visit me at smart-snacks.blogspot.com

  35. Anushruti says:

    priti: Glad you enjoy my recipes! Thanks for writing!

  36. Michi says:

    Anushruti, came across your blog while looking foe eggless pumpkin pie for my little one who has an egg allergy but not a dairy allergy. so many ‘vegan’ recipes use tofu which i’m not fond of using for baked goods. i just don’t like the taste in sweets. anyway, have you ever tried this banana bread with melted browned butter. I love the taste of browned butter baked goods but was thinking it may take away from the banana flavor. do you think it’ll work?? thanks!

  37. Anushruti says:

    Michi: Hello…hope you are doing well! I think this would taste wonderful with browned butter and bring out the flavours of the banana…that said it tastes great without browned butter too…so you might want to experiment and try both and then decide what you like best…and stick to it. :-)

  38. Harini says:

    Hi Anu,
    Do you think we could adopt this to make it in a cake pan instead of in a loaf tin? My mother wants this bread for her birthday becasue she loved the taste when I made it for her last time. But it feels weird to cut into a loaf for a birthday instead of a cake…

    Can you suggest any measurement changes to make this into a 8″ square or round cake pan?

    Regards,
    Harini

  39. Anushruti says:

    Harini: Why not? This would be a great in a round cake pan too and perfect for your mother’s birthday. Try baking this in an 8″ round pan. All the best and happy birthday to your mother!

  40. Gayathri says:

    Dear Anushruti, made this yesterday and it came out wonderfully..Thank you.

  41. Anushruti says:

    Gayathri: You are welcome! :-) Am happy you had success with this recipe!

  42. Dr Rajesh says:

    My 4th exp with ur recipe for this cake not so good., I got very nice fruit cake, Saffron cup cakes, and custard cake following ur recipes .But Banana bread disappointed me. I followed exactly recipe except that I used 210gms of APF instead of Wheat and APF.My banana loaf was baked in 30 minutes—-cake leaving sides, very dark brown top and skewer came out clean.After cooling top of cake sank a little and when I cut the pieces I found raw uncooked moist areas.It was also very sweet even though I had reduced content of sugar. Next time pl mention gms of fruit rather than med or small size. It is diff to define the size.U advocate use of 220 gms sugar for this 210 gm flour cake which also has banana in it and 175 and 150 gms sugar for saffron and custard cake which has same flour size and also addition of 250ml milk?
    U have added 1tsp BP and 1tsp soda in this cake and 1.5 tasp BP and 1/4 tsp soda for others. What diff it will make. Sorry for troubling with so many q, but it will help me to learn the things in better way.
    regards
    Dr Rajesh Khatwani

  43. Anushruti says:

    Dr. Rajesh: Glad that you had success with my recipes that you have mentioned. I’m sorry that this cake didn’t work for you. Looks like you used more bananas. I have used 1 cup sugar for 1 1/2 cups flour so the ratio of sugar to flour in this cake is appropriate according to me. Each cake that you have mentioned is different with different, flavour, taste and texture and that’s why the different proportions, If I used the same proportions everywhere, then all my cakes would taste the same…right? Hope you get the drift! :-)

  44. Rashmi says:

    Hi Anushruthi,
    I have been a silent follower of your blog till now. I thought it was high time that i broke my silence to thank you for giving such a wonderful recipe. I tried this out last week and followed the recipe just the way you have given. It turned to be really great !! :) I didn’t have a loaf tin, so i made these into cupcakes.. I am new to baking, your blog really has helped me understand a lot of things about baking !! Keep Writing :) Thanks again !!

  45. Anushruti says:

    Rashmi: Great to hear from you! Thank you for breaking the silence. Turning this loaf cake into cupcakes is a neat idea.

  46. nandhini says:

    Hi I am new to ur website….i heard about ur site before thru my sister who is a regular visitor of ur site but I didn’t check it personally….though I tried banana cake before this time I wanted to try a different version so I tried searching it and found ur recipe very attractive in either way be it the presentation or ur ingredients…i made it with oil instead of butter and added walnut plus chip instead only chip…..result is excellent….more than half of the box got over for breakfast itself….i am happy that my hubby who doesn’t like cake much he himself tasted two pieces of it which really tempted me to try another baking recipe of its……i have to appreciate ur photographs and the presentation of the method…… thnx for sharing ur recipes and hoping to get back to u soon with more results :)

  47. Anushruti says:

    nandhini: Great! Nice to hear from you and thank you for reporting your success with this recipe. Look forward to hearing more from you.

  48. Bharat Kumar says:

    Hi Anu,

    You are a gift to people who are veggies. Please continue your experiments and share your great recepies with us.

    Regards,
    Bharat

  49. Anushruti says:

    Bharat: Thank you so much! I’m really honoured!

  50. Lakshmi says:

    OMG these look absolutely delicious … PERFECTO !!!!!:)

  51. Tejal Sharma says:

    Hi Anushruti,
    I tried this recipe too……again it came out perfect.Thanks a lot for these precious recipes….my son loved this bread so much.

  52. Anushruti says:

    Tejal: Glad your son loved it! Appreciate your feedback!

  53. […] tried numerous recipes online- a couple that I use often are the ones from showmethecurry.com and divinetaste.com . However, this time I decided to try a different recipe. This one is largely adapted […]

  54. Shtuti says:

    Hi Anu, I am a great fan of your recipes. I have tried this bread many times and with the accurate measurements but mostly it comes out wet in between, even if I bake it for more time the result is not as good as the one you have shown. Please help me as this one is a favorite of my hubby and my kids.

  55. Anushruti says:

    Shtuti: Try reducing the quantity of banana puree and you will get a good loaf.

  56. Kanchan says:

    Can anyone please tell me a substitute for brown sugar? Can i slip it altogether?

  57. Kanchan says:

    Sorry, I meant skip :)
    ]

  58. Anushruti says:

    Kanchan: Yes you can use regular white sugar if you don’t have the brown sugar.

  59. rp says:

    Anushruti, just a quick note to say a big thank you for this lovely website. The pleasure I have derived from all compliments is partly due to the clear and succinct instructions you provide and also because you share your knowledge so freely. I just baked this banana bread. preparation wise this has been the quickest cake I have ever made (makes me very happy as i have to do these things when my toddler goes off to sleep). For some reason my cake got baked in 30 minutes flat (maybe because i have a small OTG) and came out really spongy and nice. I added some cinnamon powder to it and its so yummy. Thank you once again.

  60. Vaishnavi says:

    Hi Anu,
    Don’t know why… But this one turned out a complete disaster for me. Followed every step as instructed but was left with a hard ,over burned loaf. Maybe 60 mins at 180 c is too much?

  61. renu says:

    can i substitute bits of chocolate bar for choco chips?

  62. Anushruti says:

    rp: Thank you for your kind words and feedback!

    Vaishnavi: Every oven differs so maybe your oven requires lesser time. From the comments above it is clear that many have got this right at 60 minutes. Let me retest this recipe and confirm the same.

    renu: Ofcourse you can!

  63. Vaishnavi says:

    Thank you Anu!

  64. […] I want to try and be more experimental in my cooking and also cause I have been wanting to try out this recipe from Divine Taste since a long long time. The banana bread turned out slightly dense and sweeter than the one that I […]

  65. gayathri says:

    Hi Anu,

    I have visited your website quite a few times. Have tried most of the cakes nd cookies and each time i have had success which both thrills and amazes me…I want to thank you for such wonderful recipes which have now started becoming “Prasad ” for weekly Sai Bhajans in our home.

    The one thing I have never had success from here is whipping cream to top over cakes.. Its always leaky… I am to celebrate my daughter’s birthday next week. Could you pls suggest something so that I get success with that? P.S… I whip all my cakes with a wire whisk as i dont have a hand blender.. Can I whip cream in a normal blender’s whip mode?

  66. MINA says:

    Hi,
    I have tried many of your recipes with success, but this is the first one where I failed. The bread was soft and sticky in the centre, though I followed your recipe thoroughly(I always do as you give all your measurements in metric which makes it very simple and accurate).I think the banana puree measure should also be given in gms like the other ingredients. Also, I had one more request. As I always use rice bran oil in all recipes, could you give the butter measure in mls as well?

  67. Anushruti says:

    Mina: Will try and put up the weight of banana in metric so that this problem doesnt occur.

  68. Mythili says:

    Hi Anushruti,

    Tried this recipe and it came out really good!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  69. Anushruti says:

    Mythilli: Thanks for the feedback!

  70. Lakshmi satish says:

    Hi anu,
    I follow u’r website regularly and tried some recipes.photos r the highlight of u’r website.By the way ,what is whole meal flour?wheat flour?

  71. Lakshmi satish says:

    Also request u to post some recipes for lunch box for kids.
    thank u.

  72. Divya says:

    Hi Anu,

    Your Eggless Chocolate Chip Banana Bread look real yum :)
    I am a novice when it comes to baking & yet to try out your recipe
    But I have 2 queries regarding your recipe
    1.In your recipe which one of your ingredients actually replaces egg ? Is the bread as soft & of the same texture as in case its baked with egg.
    2.While baking in the oven, what is the sign that the bread is fully baked ? Is the top crunchy ?
    Thanks :)

  73. Anushruti says:

    Divya: Every recipe is different and calls for different substitutions. Bake for the specified temperature for the right time and once the baking time is over, pull out the cake and check for doneness by putting a skewer into the cake. If it comes out clean then it is done.

  74. FV says:

    Dear Anushruti,

    Thanks for this recipe. I tried it yesterday and it came out awesome! The consistency and taste is wonderful. The quantity is good for a large family too :)
    I love your recipes as they are also guilt free- imagine- no eggs, presence of whole wheat, can eat these forever!

  75. Ananya says:

    Hi Anushruti,
    Can i add in 2 tbsp of cocoa powder to the banana bread? Should i remove 2 tbsps of APF and Wholemeal flour (together) while adding the cocoa powder?

  76. Richa says:

    Hi…have tried it thrice, each time yummy results…however this tym used half of dark brown sugar and white sugar along with 3 slightly big over ripe bananas and got the same colour as in d pics….Thanks :) I believe that measurements if followed to the T shall yield fabulous results :)

  77. Shruti says:

    Hi Anushruti,

    First of all let me tell you this is a wonderful website that you have created. Just smth I have been looking for a while..The recipes here are simply beautiful and simple! I have been wanting to try my hand at eggless baking and your recipes have come to my rescue.

    So yesterday I tried my first cake ever..the banana chocochip bread. Although the taste and the crust came out well..but the lower portion came out quite wet..I’m wondering what must have gone wrong? I’m going to try this again and again till I get it right..but would love to have your inputs as to what might have gone wrong!

    Thanks again for the awesome recipes! Happy Baking!

  78. Anushruti says:

    Shruti: Thank you for your kind words. Your batter maybe wet or not well mixed. Try using a little less banana and mix the batter well. I’m happy to see your enthusiasm. You could also refer to my baking FAQ (frequently asked questions) for more information. Good luck with your baking!

  79. Neelam says:

    Hii Anushruti,

    Made this yesterday and it tasted just perfect. Simple, easy, delicious recipe.
    Thanks a lot.
    Your recipes, if followed correctly, don’t fail.
    The only thing I changed was reducing sugar, because i usually prefer less sweetness and i didn’t have vanilla so I added cardamom. It tasted great.
    Looking forward to more simple, easy recipes from you.

  80. Anushruti says:

    Neelam: Great to know that! Thanks for the feedback. I greatly appreciate your inputs, since I put in a lot of efforts and emphasis towards the accuracy of recipes.

  81. Divyangi says:

    Made this banana bread yesterday..it was the best that I have had till date – soft, fluffy and moist! This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

  82. Anushruti says:

    Divyangi- Thanks for the feedback!. Happy to know you enjoyed it.

  83. Radha Sharma says:

    What is the difference between plain flour and wholemeal flour?

    Wikipedia says both are made from wheat only.

  84. Anushruti says:

    radha- Both are made from wheat, but wholemeal or whole wheat flour is more nutritious. Plain flour is bleached and has all its nutritive factors stripped away! Its best consumed occasionally!

  85. Nivedita Singh says:

    Hi Anushruti,

    Let me first say you have a great thing going here. Your instructions and your videos are clean and precise. And thanks for giving the measurements in gms/ml…great help there.
    Have posted this comment on the youtube video but didn’t receive your reply..I wasn’t able to access your website for months. Finally now i am able to and posting my query here.

    I made this and the taste was good but the finished bread didn’t look like the same. I use an OTG and don’t have an external thermometer to check the exact temp. I baked it for about 50 mins
    – the top of the bread over browned.
    – the center was slightly mushy . so when I cut with the bread knife it did not give me a clean cut.
    Should I cover it with an aluminum foil half way through and reduce the temp to maybe 160 half way through?
    I hope to receive a reply..that would be really great. Thanks

  86. Anushruti says:

    Nivedita Singh: The main reason this can happen is because of uneven temperature while baking. Looks like your oven is heating from the top only. Make sure that your OTG is heating from the top and bottom. If you read the manual you will know the setting. Usually this involves turning the knob to the baking setting.

  87. Nimisha Chawak says:

    I tried your banana bread.. it turned out to be awesome. I replaced the chocolate chips with walnuts and tasted too good. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  88. Anushruti says:

    Nimisha- Great to hear that! Awesome!

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