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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Vegan banana bread

Lots of fruits were left over...all due to Ganpati festivities.Some over ripe bananas.So ,thought of making banana bread without using curd or milk.Hence ,this vegan bread using egg replacer flaxseed meal & mashed bananas.

Flax seeds are powdered in mixer to get flax seed meal.I keep flax seed meal in the refrigerator as it tends to get rancid if kept outside for long.The flax seed meal must be soaked in water in the proportion of 1 :3 for 15 minutes before it can used as egg re placer in any baked dish.So,if I am using 1 tbsp flaxseed meal,I must soak it in 3 tbsp water for 15 minutes so that it gets gooey & works as the egg replacer.

Ingredients : 1 cup multigrian atta ( I used Pilsburry ) ,1/2 cup mashed over ripe bananas( bananas can be pureed in mixer as well ), 1/3 cup brown sugar,1/4 cup oil,1 tbsp flax seed meal soaked in 3 tbsp water for 15 minutes,1/2 tsp baking soda,1/2 tsp baking powder,1/4 tsp vanilla essence,a pinch of salt,10-12  cashew cashew nut pieces( optional ).

Method : Mix all the dry ingredients : atta,sugar,baking soda,baking powder  & salt.Mix thoroughly  with fork or whisk.Keep aside.

Mix mashed bananas,oil,flax seed meal water mixture,vanilla essence nicely.Now pour this liquid mix into the dry mix.Mix with a whisk   so that no lumps remain.Keep aside this batter.

Take a microwaveable vessel.Line it with butter paper.Pour the batter into the vessel.Sprinkle some cashews  on top of the batter.

Microwave for 5 minutes .Let it cool.After 5 minutes,test with a knife by inserting in the cake.If knife is clean,cake is done.If not ,bake for another minute.Repeat knife test.Cake will be done.Put off microwave.Wait for another 15 minutes. Remove cake from microwave.Let cake cool outside for 10 minutes.Invert the vessel on to a plate.Carefully,remove butter paper from the cake.Cut into desired shapes & serve.

This bread was just sweet.If you have a sweet tooth ,you may want to add more sugar.

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