Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!!

What is Christmas without a cake or lets say baked goodies? With neighbors sending in cookies and other baked stuff, I felt I should do my bit of baking for Christmas. So here I am desperate to finish off a few over ripe bananas. Since I am thinking and cooking healthy these days, I planned to make it sugarless. Googled and found different versions of sugarless breads. I concocted my version here. I used bananas and dates to substitute for sugar. Also added a little wheat germ and a little oat flour for some extra nutrition. The resultant bread was a blander version (with just a hint of banana and dates) of a moist cake!! We all love it a little bland also. But for people who need more sweetness , please feel free to add any sweetener of your choice.

Ingredients - 

Dry Ingred - 
Whole Wheat Flour 2 cups
Oat Flour 1/2 cup (Ground Rolled Oats in a spice grinder)
Wheat Germ 1/2 cup
Salt 1/2 tsp
Walnuts Powdered 3/4 cup
Flaxseed meal 2 Tbsp
Baking Powder 1 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda 1 tsp
Fresh Dates chopped finely 10-12 (May increase as per preference)

Wet Ingred - 
Banana Puree 2 cups
Vegetable Oil 1/4 cup
Water 1 cup

Method Of Preparation - 

In a mixing bowl, Add all the dry ingredients and mix well. 

Mix in the wet ingredients and make a smooth batter not so runny though!

I didn't beat the batter but gently mixed without any lumps.

Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a loaf pan (8 X 4 approx) by lining with wax paper.

Pour the batter and place the loaf pan in the oven. It took me almost 1 hr and 17 min for the bread to be ready! I don't think any of the breads I baked so far took so long. 

I think it is more black than brown on the top :)

Since I baked it when the rest of the family was almost asleep, I don't have the reviews yet. But I did taste a small piece and it tasted good. As I wrote earlier, they sure tasted a little bland but good with any jam/jelly if preferred.

Sending this Bread to 
Celebrate Sweets - Sugarless at Sara's Corner initiated by Nivedita ,
 Champa's Bake Off , 'Cookies and Cakes For Xmas' by Dr Sameena Prathap and
 Suma's Baking event which comes along with an interesting and exciting giveaway.

Preparation Time 15 min ; Baking Time 77 min
Makes a 8X4 loaf  
Posted by Harini on Saturday, December 25, 2010


  1. Walnut Bread looks so perfect. Merry Christmas to you.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Champa Says:
  3. Thanks for the entry. Couple of pointers. Wax paper is not suitable for high temp in the oven. Check that out. It will melt the wax coating and that gets into food. Use parchment paper. Second thing, when you bake cake or bread for longer than 45 minutes, cover it loosely with aluminum foil to avoid too much brown on the top. Hope you don't mind me saying this though. There is no point in leaving a comment saying looks yummy or delicious.
    Happy holidays and Happy New year to you. You have been very supportive. Thank you for that.

  4. Harini Says:
  5. @Hamaree Rasoi - Thanks and same to u too.
    @Bangalore Baker Thank you so much for the tips. However in this particular
    recipe I used the wax paper as per the instructions of the manufacturer. But it is a good idea to use parchment paper.

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Awesome bread, looks super delicious..

  8. Hayley Says:
  9. lovely bread...I've posted very similar recipe too..please have a look !

  10. Thanks for the delcious entry.

  11. Love banana bread... your version is too good.

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