Monday, August 19, 2013

Blueberry Banana Bread

One thing that I had always looked forward to once I reached the U.S was "eating berries". Not that we don't get strawberries in Chennai. The in-season ones are too good back there but the blue-, black- ones had always caught my attention, not to forget the raspberries and cherries. So the same weekend when we went grocery shopping and when I saw the market loaded with fresh, ripe, almost every kinda berries, I made it a point to buy a packet of each. And I have been enjoying them everyday snacking on them raw or blending them into colorful smoothies. In fact I even made some berry ice-cubes to go with my hubby's glass of whisky.

I'll talk about "how I bought the loaf pan" in another post. As of now let's just stick to I have bought almost all kind of baking pans and I am totally in love with them that I make it a point to sneak-peek at them atleast once everyday. They are just right, the way I had always wished my baking pans to be ~ cute, sleek and non-stick. Ok, lets keep the other details to another post. Coming to this bread, you know how I love banana breads. They are the best snack cake to me. So when I saw some over-ripe bananas on discount sale, I just had to buy it. I had my loaf pan, I had bananas, I had some blueberries and finally we had this moist and soft bread for our morning breakfast.

I lulled munchkins to sleep and by the time he was up, I had the bread baking in the oven. The whole house was smelling sweet and he was reluctant to have a bite before the loaf had cooled and by the time I had set stuff for the photoshoot he went haywire. I just couldn't click one picture without his cute lil hands sneaking in. And so settled him with one slice of bread and then went for the clicks.


Adapted from Juliasalbum
~*What U Need*~
Bananas - 2,very ripe
Low fat yogurt - 1/3 cup
Canola oil - 1/3 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Egg - 1
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Blueberries - 1/2 cup
Broken cashews or walnuts to sprinkle

How I Made it:
Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, mix mashed bananas, yogurt and oil, using wooden spoon. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt.


Add this to the wet ingredients, mix just to blend. Mix the blueberries with some flour. Add this to the batter and mix to distribute. Butter and flour a 4*8 loaf pan. Pour the batter into the pan, sprinkle broken cashews on top and bake for 45mins - 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

** My Notes:
** You could add a handful of toasted pecans/walnuts too.
** You can use raspberries or strawberries too.
** The original recipe called for melted butter but I used canola oil instead.

Serve with cold milk!!! Perfect to dunk in!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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25 comments:

  1. Perfectly baked bread. Except for strawberries, the other berries I tasted only after coming here..Specially these blueberries, love to bake with them..

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  2. Am in love with blueberries too, never failed to get them whenever they shows their head in farmer's markets, bread looks incredible Vimi and very moist.

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  3. Awesome looking bread. Wonderfully taken pics.
    Deepa

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  4. Hmmmm sounds tastyyy and kiddo is too cute:) looks like he ie enjoying totally

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  5. No one can stop kids..Atleast u got to click one pic, ur lil ones pic enjoying mamas bread looks super cute :)

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  6. baked to perfection...ah ur little one simply enjoying and i know how hard is to work on food photography when they are around...its for sure either them or their little hands will be peeping every picture

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  7. super moist bread n awesome cliks, love it...

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  8. Superb Vimitha. Awesome bread, moist, soft and perfectly baked.

    today's post:
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  9. Aweosme bread. Loved those cute hands in the pic.. Lovely kiddo is enjoying the bread!.. That means it has to be perfect.. :)

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  10. Super temptin bread Vimitha.. send your recipes to my
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  11. Superb Vimitha, looks like ur having gr8 time shopping and cooking in US, HAve fun and enjoy dear...
    the bread looks stunning and ur little one looks very cute...

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  12. Bread looks delicious and inviting.

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  13. Really super tempting.. and you know I grabbed the berries as first thing when I go for shopping groceries. Love all coloured berries over there.

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  14. wish i could get these berries here :( enjoyed all ur clicks dear

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  15. yummy looking banana bread. cutie pie sure is enjoying it :)

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  16. Should try out this combo, banana and blueberries, bread looks awesome..

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  17. Bread looks sooper moist and delicious...well done

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  18. Moist & yummy bread.. So tempting..

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  19. Bread is my fav and this one looks yum....

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  20. The bread looks super duper delicious with the combo of berries and banana!

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  21. bread looks so delicious.. nice combo

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