April 8, 2015

Vegan Strawberry Banana Mini Loaf | Kids Party Ideas | Day 7 of Baking Marathon

Strawberries abound in Mumbai during the winter months,having been grown and picked in Mahabaleshwar  - a popular hill station about 200 miles from Mumbai. While I am not a strawberry cheesecake or a strawberry milkshake kind of mom, we do indulge in the whole fruit (like all fruits which we like to consume in whole, unadulterated form), there was a batch of strawberries that nobody wanted to eat (partly coz they were a little off season and slightly sour). So this quick Mini Loaf pans that DH gifted to me for my birthday came to use for yummilicious eggless & Vegan Wholewheat Banana-Strawberry Mini Loaf.

Chunky strawberry paired with banana and the house smelt like a bakery. Even my maid who is generally reticent towards bakery products ate it that day and declared I should open a mini baking unit at home J I guess that was pretty much a good feedback, and in the evening I could see the husband asking for a second helping post dinner… All in all, a winner !

Baking Marathon Day 7 : WholeWheat Strawberry and Banana Bread (Eggless & vegan)
Recipe type : Fruit bread / Tea Cake
Course: Tea time snacks
Cuisine : American
Makes : 6 mini loaves (or about a medium sized 9*5 loaf)
Prep time: 15 mins | Bake time : 30 mins (varies from oven to oven)

  • Wholewheat flour – 1 cup
  • Baking Soda – ½ tsp
  • Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  • Strawberry – hulled / pitted – 1/3 cup
  • Banana (ripe) – 1 large or 2 medium
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp (optional)
  • Oil - ½ cup (I used about 3 tsp less)
  • Sugar powder – 3 TBSP (Adjust sweetness as the bananas I used were very sweet)
  • Vanilla essence – ½ tsp (opt.)

  • Sieve flour, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder in a bowl.
  • Mash banana with a fork or Puree in a blender with half the oil and the sugar.
  • Add the banana puree to the flour mixture, add in chunks of strawberry and slowly mix. Add the rest of the oil and the essence and mix gently.
  • Preheat oven to 180 Deg C. Spoon in to greased moulds (I used silicone moulds so greased them lightly although that’s not really necessary)
  • Top with chopped strawberries and a handful of nuts. Bake for 18-22 mins and cool them .
  • Unmould and serve


  1. Mini vegan loaves are cute. The feedback from your maid the best one can get. Loaf must have tasted awesome.

  2. We would love to eat the whole fruits as well and somehow soft berries in a bake are not that welcomed by my kids. However those berry slices peeking out of the loaves look cute and must have been yummy going by the feedback you received.

  3. The mini loaves are looking super!!!! Love the use of strawberry chunks.. My daughter will love this..

  4. That is such a colorful and attractive looking loaf. Love the strawberries peeking through on the top.

  5. Like you, I prefer to serve the fruit as such, but since they are almost always sour, I make milkshakes with bananas and sugar. The loaf looks yumm.

  6. I usually chop fresh berries in bakes but the big slices look so nice peeking from the loaves.

  7. Banana and strawberry combo is always appreciated and these mini loaves look very attractive.

  8. Very attractive mini loaves they are, love those berries peeking on the top.

  9. My kids love strawberries in cakes. I can convince my older one to bake this next :)

  10. yummy mini loaf. Fresh strawberries are always good. Great way to add them in the loaf.

  11. The mini loaves look super. I love strawberry in the bakes. yumm

  12. A beautiful and yummy fruity loaf.

  13. Loaves look super delicious kal!! Fresh fruits in bakes always gives a hatke taste to it!! Those loaf pans look cute too!!

  14. The loaf pans look cute Kalyani and the positive feed backs show that this was a hit. My kids prefer eating strawberry as such and don't have the option of reserving a few for the bakes...

  15. Strawberry and bananas are such a perfect combination and both my kids love it. Fresh fruits are so delightful in baking :)

  16. The final baked loaf looks very inviting!

  17. Strawberry are a HUGE favorite in our family. Love them how you used in this recipe!! And mini pan idea looks great..

  18. Strawberry are a HUGE favorite in our family. Love them, how you used it in this recipe!! Great to use mini loaf pan for single serving..

  19. I hav eto hide strawberries Kal i my place especially since they disappear in no time.


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