Thursday, May 29, 2008

CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA BREAD and an AWARD

I had some bananas on my pantry constantly reminding through their strong smell that they were getting older each day.So i had to get rid of them sooner before they die.I had been meaning to make bread for a long time, so now that i had to get rid of them i thought why not get the best out of them.The bread came out superrrrrrrb, so soft and fluffy.Only problem was I used a slightly bigger loaf pan so the bread came out thin .But that doesnt compromise the soft texture or its taste.Use a loaf pan size of 9x5x3 inch.
i am sending this to melissa's Bread baking day - breakfast bread event .

INGREDIENTS

All purpose flour - 1 3/4 cup

Brown sugar - 1/2 cup, tightly packed

baking powder - 1 tsp

baking soda - 1/4 tsp

salt - 1/4 tsp

cardamam pdr - 1 tsp

egg - 1, lightly beaten

zest of 1 orange

butter - 2 tbsp, melted and cooled

very ripe bananas - 3 nos, mashed well

oil - 2 tbsp

vanilla essence - 1 tsp

chocolate chips - to garnish

METHOD

Preheat oven to 350 deg F.Spray the loaf pan with some non stick vegetable spray and set aside.

In a large bowl sift flour,baking powder,soda and salt.Set aside.In another bowl combine mashed banana,eggs,melted butter,oil,vanilla essence,zest and cardamam pdr.With a rubber spatula ,lightly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined and the batter is thick and chunky.Do not overmix at this point.It need not be smooth.Overmixing the batter will yield tough,rubbery bread.Scrape batter into the loaf pan and top it with some chocolate chips for garnish.Place it in the center rack and bake for about 40-45 mins or until golden brown and tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove from the pan.Serve warm or room temperature.

Last week Vandana rajesh of cooking up something nice gave me the rocking girl blogger award.Thank u so much vandana.I am really grateful to u for thinking about me to pass it onto.


Now i would like to pass on this award to

Shibani of anyone can cook

kamala of Moms recipes

Sagari of Indian cooking

anjali J of THE BIG BITE

Also check what my marathon buddies are busy cooking today!!!

laks - Mor Kootu

Sri - Chicken Masti

Swathi - ALOO PARWAL ki SABZI

Anu - Mooli paratha

Siri's Mango art and cabbage porial

Divya's black eyed beans curry

Bhags - Oats, squared

DK - Brown rice patties

(will update their recipes soon)

30 comments:

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

mmm..banana bread is such a yummy bake and u made it irresistible with chocolate chips! clever, eh? congrats on ur award, rock on!!

Roopa said...

Hey congrats on your award!! , I too have some banana left over, you have tempted me to try this now:) can we make it with two bananas? I think you missed mentioning the number of bananas, loved the way you told about "Bananas dying" :DD .....Pic looks oooh:)

Roopa said...

Sorry , my mistake with my eyesight:)) You have mentioned the number of bananas !! :) I have only two bananas, maybe i will give it a try:)

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo it looks elegant with chocolate chips...besides i was imagining my daughter having only the chips...shez very fond og chocolates....will try to make it...

Uma said...

lovely banana bread, Ranji! I loved the choco chips on top. beautiful. Congrats on the award too.

Cham said...

Yes it looks fluffy , i got to skip the banana and make this bread with choco chip yum yum:)
Congrats Ranji U rock everyday

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Ranji...
That was a yummy bread. Looks so good. So crumbly and moist. Banana and chocolate YUMMY combo... Love it...

Madhavi said...

Banana bread look real deal Ranji and wid that chocolate chip, oh i love it!!!!Great entry, congratulations on ur award dear!!!!

kamala said...

I love the banana flavor in the bread.Congrats on ur award dear and thank you so much for passing to me.So sweet of you.

Happy cook said...

Congrats with the award.
I love the chocolate and banana combo in anything.
Love your banana bread.
Any slice left for me

Asha said...

Don't show this to my kids, they will make me bake this too.Chocolate chips will seal the deal!:D
Looks delicious, great combo.

Suma Rajesh said...

congrates on ur awards..sorry forgot to mention...

mitr_bayarea said...

Ranji-

this is pretty much the recipe I use for making banana bread as well. Sometimes, I add dried cranberries instead of choc. chips.

sireesha said...

Wow, love this banana bread, i feel hungry now, looks perfect.The pic is absolutely drool worthy!
Con grates on ur awards..

Jeena said...

Ranji I must say this looks really tasty. The texture and colour looks absoloutely beautiful. :-)

Homecooked said...

Yummy! Chocolate chips and banana bread....amazing combination! Love it.

sowmya said...

Beautifull!!they look absolutely YUMMY....Congrats on your award..

Divya Vikram said...

love the banana bread ..looks too soft

bhags said...

The bread looks nice, warm and soft

Vaidehi said...

Hi,
thanks for your comment.
your blog is very nice. Recipes are really mouthwatering.. keep it up

chakali
http://chakali.blogspot.com

Andhra Flavors said...

Congratulations Ranji you rock everyday. recipe Looks yummy!!

Srivalli said...

thats a wonderful bread!..

Divya said...

Hey ranji,banana bread looks so yummy..!!and you added choc chip to it..wow.and hey congrats for rocking!!!

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks really tasty. It's not necessarily a bad thing to have the bread come out a little thin. It still tastes good, and it looks a little different.

Vandana said...

Great Recipe! Will try it.Bread looks delicious!
Vandana

Sagari said...

Thank u so much ranji for choosing me , I am so happy and honoured

Purnima said...

Ranji, congrats on ur well deserved award! Hey that banana-choco cake ROCKS! What 'Jaadoo' hv u got in ur hands, u hv been dishing out one after other yum treats!!:D

ANJALI J. said...

hey Ranji, congrats on ur award..sorry for the delayed reply.. i check my blog once in 5 days.
now, this is a surprise for me.. thanks for passing me the award.. thanks a ton.

Ranjani said...

That banana bread looks fabulous! Congrats on your award.

zorra said...

Great cake for breakfast! Yummie!