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 homeJI 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
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
- Banana (ripe) – 1 large or 2
- Salt – a pinch
- Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp (optional)
- Oil – ½ cup (I used about 3 tsp
- 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